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    Lefty question....

    Had the bike out for a few rides this year (weathers been crappy up until now and lots of mud) and I notice something that might be a concern or not..... hadn't noticed it last year.
    When I lock out the Lefty, there is still a small amount of movement in the shock.... say about 5 or 6mm. The lock-out knob has a bit of a grating feel to it, and once the lock is engaged, if you press down on the front of the bike, there is a small amount of movement down on the fork....as I said about 5 or 6mm until it stops.
    Is this normal?
    If not, is there a quick fix, or is this a problem.
    I guess if it is a problem, I will just ride without the lock-out on and get it fixed at the end of the year..... don't want to be without my ride for a long while.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Well, I guess you have given up on this thread but...

    Ya, I dont think that much movement is normal... the Lefty I sometimes ride doesnt move in the slightest when locked out; you couldnt tell the difference from it and a rigid. Lockouts on Rock shox, in my experiance always have a bit of travel. As for the grating sound... The lockout knob sometimes works it way off on the fork, usually you can just push it down, but there may be a diff problem. Thats about all I know... I hope I helped somewhat...

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    Sounds like you've gotten a bit of air in your damper cartridge. It's a pretty simple matter to pull the damper and top off the oil to remove the air, any decent C-dale shop should be able to service it for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdnbkrdude
    Had the bike out for a few rides this year (weathers been crappy up until now and lots of mud) and I notice something that might be a concern or not..... hadn't noticed it last year.
    When I lock out the Lefty, there is still a small amount of movement in the shock.... say about 5 or 6mm. The lock-out knob has a bit of a grating feel to it, and once the lock is engaged, if you press down on the front of the bike, there is a small amount of movement down on the fork....as I said about 5 or 6mm until it stops.
    Is this normal?
    If not, is there a quick fix, or is this a problem.
    I guess if it is a problem, I will just ride without the lock-out on and get it fixed at the end of the year..... don't want to be without my ride for a long while.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw
    Sounds like you've gotten a bit of air in your damper cartridge. It's a pretty simple matter to pull the damper and top off the oil to remove the air, any decent C-dale shop should be able to service it for you.
    Agree totally with jcw here - air in the damper, and maybe some new seals.

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