shock bottoming out.

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matt fairclough
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shock bottoming out.

Postby matt fairclough » Fri Aug 30, 2013 19:22 pm

I'm worried my shock may be damaged(rock shox monarch 3.1),
and close to bottoming out when I so much as jump off a small curb,
as the o ring moves down to about half the travel,and the back wheel hits
the curb with a thud rather than a clean rebound.
the shock unit is also making a wheezing noise when it compresses.
the sag is set to 20% sag,180pound-psi..

matt fairclough
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Re: shock bottoming out.

Postby matt fairclough » Fri Aug 30, 2013 19:24 pm

this is also with the dampener turned fully clockwise,but the forks locked out..

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Re: shock bottoming out.

Postby The Northern Monkey » Fri Aug 30, 2013 19:27 pm

if its only going 1/2 way dow the shaft then its not bottoming out, and some wheezing is normal as it will be air/oil moving around in the damper.

so is the shock toping out?
Or is it making a noise after being compressed?
Does it happen when you're off the bike and activating the suspension just using your weight?

matt fairclough
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Re: shock bottoming out.

Postby matt fairclough » Fri Aug 30, 2013 19:35 pm

there has been a 'knock' after the shock compresses,which has been an ongoing problem..
doesnt happen when i'm off the bike and put a lot of pressure on the seat.
not sure what u mean by topping out :oops:

matt fairclough
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Re: shock bottoming out.

Postby matt fairclough » Fri Aug 30, 2013 20:13 pm

obviously the opposite to bottoming out!


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