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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I believe that my rear air shock is bad. Due to my weight and bike, I do not have to put any air into the air shock (according to the book). So, is there any difference in just riding with my bad shock vs. a good shock set at 0 psi? Thanks.

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Why do you think your shock is bad? Is it leaking oil? Does it not hold air?

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I have not noticed any oil. However, it will not hold air. I have checked my air pump and it is good. The valve core has good spring to it. I can get air in the shock, but it all goes away when I take my pump off the valve. It always goes back to 0. When I use the pump on a friends Vision, the pump works like it is suppose to. I do not know what else to think, but the shock. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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If the air stays in as long as the pump is attached then it sounds like the valve stem. Maybe your friend will let you try his valve stem with your bike.

Those that have had their shock fail have had oil leak from it.

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Thank you. That sounds like a good idea. I appreciate your help.
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I hope it's something simple. Let us know what you find.

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I just got off the phone with the dealer, and they can't get me the valve core without my buying the entire shock. I now need to find a valve core to see if that could be my problem.
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Valve cores are a standard item and are available at any auto parts store or auto tire supply. First, have yourself a valve core removal tool, then check to make sure the core is in tight. Never use those plastic stem caps - use a metal one with a visible seal on the inside, that make for a secondary air seal.
If you don't have a core removal tool, go to an auto tire store and someone in the shop will give you a combo cap/core tool.
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