Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My fork was bottoming out (not returning) without losing air so I decided to service it. After following the RockShox manuals and youtube videos I was able to change all the seals and suspension oils.

The suspension seems to work fine now but the lockout won't engage. I have the same travel and feel with or without it on.

I re-opened the damper, drained the oil and it opens the gap as it should. It seems like I drained a little less oil (15 ml less) out of it than I've put in but it's possible that not all drained out so I added it back and 15 ml extra just in case it had a low oil problem.

The seals I used were from a recon gold service kit and they were all the same size as the ones I removed. Even if it drains into the lowers, shouldn't it take longer for that to happen than just a few pumps on the suspension?

Not sure what else to check. If I have to replace the seal that causes drain into the lowers, should I use a specific size other than what came with it and with the recon gold service kit?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,571 Posts

·
Class Clown
Joined
·
3,048 Posts
Like my brotha from anotha motha says just add a few ml at a time till u get a lockout and if u have an adjustable floodgate make sure its set appropriately
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I added a few ml to the point where almost half of the damper is now submerged but still no lockout.

If I release the air I can push it all the way.

I'm also running about 100 psi at 90% body weight. Could that pressure be a problem?

I remember a while ago when I got the bike, the lockout wouldn't give me more than an inch or 2 of travel but now that doesn't seem to be the case.

The floodgate looks good. On open I can see a small slit and on close that slit goes away.

Should I remove some of the oil I added and go back to the recommended 118?
 

·
Class Clown
Joined
·
3,048 Posts
Yeah you don't want to be overfilling. So changing floodgate has no effect, Did you inspect the damper to see if the port is closing when in lockout
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Yes, when in lockout, it's covering the gap. I took off the steel piece to see if there was anything wrong with it, and the spring behind the floodgates. They seem fine.

The only thing I can think of right now is that it might be the bottom seal of the damper allowing oil to shoot up into the damper on the sides. Is that possible?

I did replace that seal but to me it feels like the damper slides into the top of the tube too easily.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top