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RockShox Recon 335 sl Water or oil inside?

TomzicTomzic Posts: 46
edited July 2010 in MTB general
Cleaning my bike today when i pushed down on the front suspension, i heared a water noise, so i shook the bike and still a water noise. Is it oil? or do i need to strip it and get the water out.

Tom.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    there should be oil in there
  • TomzicTomzic Posts: 46
    Ok, cheers mate, so if their is oil in their, what it do? for one tube pressure, or to lube everything up, and how ofter should i change it?
  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    Most forks make a sloshing sound upon compresion, it's simply oil moving through valves etc. Should be fine
  • handon94handon94 Posts: 137
    should be fine probably just oil, just keep an eye on it for a bit :)
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,600
    Tomzic wrote:
    Ok, cheers mate, so if their is oil in their, what it do? for one tube pressure, or to lube everything up, and how ofter should i change it?
    Read up about suspension damping.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Tomzic wrote:
    Ok, cheers mate, so if their is oil in their, what it do? for one tube pressure, or to lube everything up, and how ofter should i change it?

    you will need to have a look on the web for the manual for your particular fork, this will give you the details for how and when to service your suspension.

    the oil has a few jobs usually, it will lube the fork to keep it running smooth and it will be used to control the action of your suspension. if you didnt have damping your fork would pogo around with no control. the oil will pass through a number of relatively simple valves in order to slow the fork action during compression (squashing down) and rebound (returning form being compressed).

    depending on your fork you can alter these settings externally.

    what is your fork?
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,600
    what is your fork?
    I'm no expert, but I reckon it just might be a Rockshox Recon 335 SL. ;)
  • TomzicTomzic Posts: 46

    what is your fork?

    Rockshox Recon 335 SL ;)

    Thanks for that info mate.
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