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    SID XC Rear Shock

    Hi

    When i try to set up my rear shock i pump the - chamber upto 50psi then the + chamber up to 175 psi but when i recheck the - chamber its way up to over 100psi is this normal or is my shock screwed

    sorry if this is a stupid question

    thank you
    craig

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    Sounds like you have a leak....

    in the seal between the - and + chambers. This is not that uncommon. The seals need to be or should be replaced on a fairly regular basis, about every 2 years or so. The shock isn't screwed, just in need of a rebuild/service. The best way to check is to empty the - chamber, then fill the + chamber. Then check the - chamber. If there is pressure in the - chamber after filling the +, then you have a leak between the two chambers and the seals need to be replaced.

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    My SID recently started leaking from the - chamber. I'm looking into a rebuild kit but I'm going to try a warranty first.
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    ... and if we just ...

    thanks squash will look into changing the seal any idea where i can get the service manual for the sid shock

    cheers

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