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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I've had my XC for 5yrs now and I've never figured out how to properly air-up my shock, this is my second one and when every I connect the air pump which is the Fox Factory Shox pump to the air valve and attempt to pump the shock up I can set it to what every pressure say 40psi once I unscrew the pump off the stem it doesn't hold the pressure, is this a bad shock???
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Mine was same pressure this spring as it was last fall when I put the cover on.

I say bad shock or you are letting air out when you unscrew it.

Can you pump it and watch the gauge to see if it drops?

Even walking away for a few minutes just leaving it connected.
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Mine was same pressure this spring as it was last fall when I put the cover on.

I say bad shock or you are letting air out when you unscrew it.

Can you pump it and watch the gauge to see if it drops?

Even walking away for a few minutes just leaving it connected.
Yes so when I try and back off the air fitting it loses pressure and if I stop backing it off the it will stop leaking. Now as far as holding, it appears to hold the air but I didn't leave on very long to check it.

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Either you’re missing the valve core or it is loose. You can buy a tool at the auto parts store for a few bucks.

https://www.motosport.com/hp-tools-s...000P-X001-Y001
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Oh, and the core has an o-ring on it that could be missing or damaged. Auto parts or bicycle shop will have the tool and should have a core that will fit if you need one. But most likely it is loose.

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Oh, and the core has an o-ring on it that could be missing or damaged. Auto parts or bicycle shop will have the tool and should have a core that will fit if you need one. But most likely it is loose.
WeekendRider with the pump still connected it's rock steady no leaks after 20mins it's only when I try and pump air into the shock it has some resistances and when I start unscrewing the pump then that's when I start losing pressure??

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It looks like you're using the right pump for the job. They are designed to NOT lose air when you unscrew them from the valve though so something is not right. Either the pump valve is faulty or maybe as 'WeekendRider' said; the core isn't screwed in all the way or maybe the Schrader valve is bad and you just need a new one.
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Oh, and the core has an o-ring on it that could be missing or damaged. Auto parts or bicycle shop will have the tool and should have a core that will fit if you need one. But most likely it is loose.
Do you think it's a standard valve or something specific Victory uses?

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Do you think it's a standard valve or something specific Victory uses?
Pull it out and look at it. Maybe take it to a tire shop and see if they can match it up. I think it's probably just a standard Schrader valve since it doesn't handle much more than a 100 psi. Bicycle tire valves will do that.
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Alright let me go find this tool and see what I come up with Thanks everyone for your help I'll will post my finding when I get them.

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