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RS Reba Service - Lockout problem and squeltchyness!

cjr61cjr61 Posts: 175
edited August 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Never taken forks apart so total rookie. I'm on a budget and happy to DIY if things are easy enough!
Just inherited a set of 2009 Dual Air Race and they feel and sound squeltchy when push through travel and also the lockout doesn't work.

Where would I start? Would removing the damper and checking the oil be a good start? what about seals and the squeltchy noise?

Any suggestions would be great.



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    oil damped forks do Squelch.

    where to start. download and read the service manual from Srams web site.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    When you say the lockout doesn't work, what do you mean? With the compression damper fully closed, there will still be a fair bit of travel, just less and slower than when it's fully open.

    As for squelchiness, my revelations sound like someone walking through a bog in wellies. It's the oil being forced through small gaps in the compression damper.
  • cjr61cjr61 Posts: 175
    Ok, squelchyness is probably not a problem then!

    When i turn the compression knob and also fully close the floadgate with 2.5mm allen it doesn't change the way the forks move.
  • cjr61cjr61 Posts: 175
    Thanks for replies BTW
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Damper needs a service, good kits on ebay.
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