Help with air forks leaking

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Help with air forks leaking

Postby deruiter14 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 23:20 pm

i recently acquired a boardman mtb comp(http://www.boardmanbikes.com/mtb/ht_comp.html) with suntour air forks its been great so far but today i noticed a hissing sound when the forks are compressed about an inch at first i thought i had a puncture but now i assume the dust seals of my fork are leaking.
Should i just do a strip and clean then see if air still escapes also does any one know the exact model of the forks as there seams to be quite a few epicom lod models, are there any guides you know of on the internet or should i just follow the standard workshop book.
any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 09, 2013 23:24 pm

Has the level of sag changed?

Forks do hiss as they compress, as oil moves through the dampers.

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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby nicklouse » Sat Feb 09, 2013 23:27 pm

the hissing can be normal of some forks.

how is your sag? unchanged? then no problem.
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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby deruiter14 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 00:01 am

the sag has gone down a bit and the forks don't seam to fully extend also they don't compress smoothly.
should i put more air in then see it that helps

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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby supersonic » Sun Feb 10, 2013 14:02 pm

Set the sag again. Then check it after a ride.

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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby The Rookie » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:50 pm

If the air unit is leaking, it wouldn't just leak when compressed...

Just to clarify sag going down is achieved by pumping up the suspension!

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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby cooldad » Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:30 pm

deruiter14 wrote: i assume the dust seals of my fork are leaking.

Which have nothing to do with the air.
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Re: Help with air forks leaking

Postby cooldad » Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:46 pm

deruiter14 wrote: i assume the dust seals of my fork are leaking.

Which have nothing to do with the air.
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