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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2015, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Air in Rear Shocks

When riding with the wifey, I put a few extra pound in the shocks. Today, half way through our ride I lost that air. In fact, lost all of it! Do I have a leak somewhere or do I need to replace the shocks?
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Check where the air lines connect into each other. Then check the air lines. How olds the bike ?

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May just need to replace the Schrader valve insert. That's what happened to me.

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Pump it up and use a spray bottle with soapy water and squirt the schrader valve, air line and the COMPLETE shock on both sides.

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Pump it up and use a spray bottle with soapy water and squirt the schrader valve, air line and the COMPLETE shock on both sides.

+1 especially where the tubes go into the shocks.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input fellas. Yes, found a leak in the line on the right side large enough to let air out at 5lbs every 15 minutes while bike is standing still. Checking on comparing cost of replacing lines or mounting Progressive shocks as I post this. Thanks again for the help!
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