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Reba SL lockout plug?

nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
edited February 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
I have a set of Rockshox Reba SL forks and the remote lockout cable was removed a while ago. The blue aluminium lockout ring thing is still there and can be turned manually. But the middle of it is open to the air (where the cable would have previously entered) and it always seems wet - I assume with oil since it's been undercover for 2 months and never dried out.

So is there something I can screw in there to block it and should there be any oil in that little hole anyway?

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,715
    The cable wraps around the knob. It doesn't go in to the middle of the knob.
    Can you post a photo to show what you mean?
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  • nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
    edited February 2018
    So there's a hole down the middle of the silver bit in the middle of the blue part.

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  • nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
    edited February 2018
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    That’s a crown adjust knob, there has never been a cable. Since 2011 that blue knob has been held on by a screw on the RL or the threshold adjust on an RLT so I presume it’s an older fork?

    I think it’s an old RLT damper and the threshold adjust shaft has been pulled out, if so it’s a new damper.

    This is what the whole top should be like if it’s an RLT.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2737568145
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,715
    I have a similar fork and I'm sure all that is missing is a plug and o ring that goes in the hole.

    The floodgate adjustment is down that hole (2.5mm allen key needed) and the plug stops censored getting in.

    Not the best photos sorry but you can see it here:

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  • nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
    Thanks guys.

    It is an old bike and the fork could easily be pre- 2011.

    So I'm not sure....do I just get that kit from Ebay or is it missing this "threshold adjust shaft " thingy?

    I'm pretty sure that when I took all the air out of both chambers and fully compressed the fork that some oil came out of that hole and there seems to be wet in it all the time, even though the bike's been under cover for ages.

    I'm confused as to what to do next.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,715
    Pull the rebound adjuster out of the bottom of the leg. It should have a hex shaft attached to it. Insert it in to the hole for the floodgate and you’ll be able to tell if it engages with the adjuster. Or just use an Allen key.
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    And it all promised so so much”

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