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    Dead Lefty?

    So this past weekend, my lefty decided to give out on me. The lockout still works, but the suspension itself is almost useless. It bottoms out from something as small as riding off a curb, and sags more than 50% when I'm just sitting on the bike. It's never had any problems until this point in time.

    Now I don't know all of the details on what could be wrong, but I do know that as it sits, the fork is pretty much worthless as a suspension fork. It's a Lefty Speed DLR off of a 2009 Caffeine 29er.

    So now the question: Is there an easy fix or will this require a major overhaul to see what is wrong? Also, I remember reading about an upgrade program a while back, does anyone know anything about that? Thanks a ton, everyone.

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    Tried putting air in yet?

    If it's a 2009, and you haven't had it serviced yet (and the air doesn't fix it), I'd start there.

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    I have not, I didn't even know it was an air fork. Well I hope this is an easy fix then. Thanks a bunch!

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    If it's been a very slow fade to this point, that may be all she needs.

    If it was all of a sudden, most likely the seals are toast (and no one likes a toasted seal, except, perhaps, an Inuit)
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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