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Oil leak from top of Pike 454 Uturn dual air, top up?

1st_aide1st_aide Posts: 11
edited June 2009 in MTB workshop & tech

I bought a pair of Pike 08 454 dual air Uturn forks from ebay. When I received them there was a little oil in the box. It looks like it has leaked from the cap on the left (UTurn) side.

I have read the manual and watched the video on the Sram website, they both deal with a complete service, I don't have time for this at the moment.

Does anyone know if I can top up the oil?
Where does it go?



  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I'd get them serviced rather that doing a rushed job yourself. You want to check there isn't a crush washer missing.
  • 1st_aide1st_aide Posts: 11
    I think I have found the answer on TF Tuned web site: ... ation.aspx

    "My U-Turn air fork leaks oil from under the U-Turn adjuster cap. What's this?
    This only occurs when the bike is upside-down or on its side, when the lube from the lowers escapes through the top. During service, we fit a modified O-ring to reduce this significantly"

    At least I know what to do now, just a lower leg service and replace the oil. Not the complete air chamber service.
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