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    rockshox recon silver

    Quick question I was riding yesterday and noticed one of my dust covers had pooped up is ther suppose to be oil in the cup part just wondering thanks for any help.

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    Same thing happened to my fork (I also have the Recon Silver, BTW). The dust cover on the left tube, which contains the air spring, popped off. Opened it up to do a rebuild and found that a small metal spring (resembling a thin, wavy washer) on the air spring assembly had broken. My guess is that the broken spring allowed air to leak into a part of the fork that is not normally pressurized, which popped the seal off.

    Ended up having to replace the whole air spring assembly because Rockshox doesn't sell that piece separately. I also noticed that the air spring seems to have been redesigned, the new unit didn't have the part that broke on mine.

    So, I'd say that it's time for at least a rebuild, and probably the air spring needs to be replaced.
    Last edited by jjaguar; 06-26-2014 at 12:22 PM.
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