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Noisy Reba Forks

SikoraSikora Posts: 519
edited June 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Just been for a ride up the Clwydian Range and i have noticed my forks have become a bit noisy.

Forks are 2008 RockShox Reba SL 100mm

When the fork extends - like when lifting over a rock, etc, they make a scraping/squelching noise. Doesn't do it when being compressed though.
There is no play in the forks when rocked back and forth.

I've never noticed this on them before,and i'm pretty sure my old Bomber MX comps never made this noise, well not untill the bushing went. then they made a similar noise :?

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    sounds like the rebound circuit working, do a search on this site as the same has been reported elsewhere
  • SikoraSikora Posts: 519
    Just been checking my + and - pressures and loads of yellow oil came out of the - valve.

    I'm guessing this isn't good :(

    UPDATE

    Just done a search, apparently the oil leak isn't a problem unless it happens alot

    Still not impressed wth the noise though. Definately wasn't there before today
  • SikoraSikora Posts: 519
    One one else come across this? Its a common fork.

    I've search of the forums. one or two comments saying its normal, but i refuse to believe that a noise that suddenly appears over night is perfectly normal!
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Squelching is perfectly normal.

    Maybe it's just happened as your forks have now bedded in properly, or you just didn't notice it before.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I'd be worrying if it didn't squelch or hiss! You tend to find it more on bigger, faster hits where the fork is compressed more.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    all forks with proper damping (oil) squelch. it is what oild does when going through valves.

    If your oil levels are a low then there could be air in there causing some cavitation but you would notice that as the damping would not be working.

    tru turning the rebound off and push the forks down and release, now turn the rebound on max and do the same. hear the difference?
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  • SikoraSikora Posts: 519
    nicklouse wrote:
    tru turning the rebound off and push the forks down and release, now turn the rebound on max and do the same. hear the difference?

    I see what you mean

    Thanks for putting my mind at rest :D
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