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Anyone know if RockShox publishes take apart instructions/diagrams for rear shocks?

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  1. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    My 2002 Pro Deluxe is making a funny squishing sound and I am currently so poor I can't even pay for service on it. I think I could probaby get it back in shape but don't want to open it up without some sort of idea what I might be facing.

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Rear shocks are usually charged with high pressure nitrogen. Taking them apart usually would cause explosive discharge of oil and no way of getting it back in. Not a DIY project.
     
  3. LOOnatic

    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    I do not but its definitely opening a can of worms.......
    Just call the Hippy (hippytechsuspension),tell him your poor and that Loo sent ya and he'll hook you up best as can be.

    I say that b\c if you don't know what you're facing its gonna be an uphill battle to fix it.
    I'm a monkey with wrenches ,how about you?
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Buy a Cane Creek. They're super easy to work on.

    Edit: Sorry, if you're poor I say just live with the noise until the RS completely fails. :D
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    I agree with that. I'm sure there isn't any instructions from Rock Shox that would tell you how to work on a rear shock; they wouldn't want the liability of someone taking a rear shock apart.

    Taking apart a rear shock is like working on your car's airbags...something that is not a "do it yourself project."
     
  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    What about instruction for taking apart a 2001 Judy TT?
     
  7. Mackie

    Mackie Monkey

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    The old read Sids were user serviceable, the old Deluxe models were not. Sorry.
     
  8. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Thanks for all the info guys.
     
  9. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    There is nothing you can do to fix your shock. Sorry. However you may qualify for a few upgrade programs. If you have a friend that works at a shop you could bother him to do you a favor?? Call Cane Creek is a good sugestion....
     
  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yep - they have a top of the line upgrade program for $225 if they're still running it. Cane Creek Cloud-9 if you send in your old and $225. My CC has been running fairly strong and I moved it over from my old bike to the new one. I've got about 6 years total on it, I think.