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    Ignition Manitou Radium RL shock service

    Happy Than ksgiving everyone!

    Hopped on my bike last night for a ride and had no air in my shock I filled it back up and plan to check the result (holding air or not) later today.

    Haven't done any service to this shock in a little over a year and a half since I bought the bike. This is my first FS bike and I never had to service the shock before. Can anyone point me in the right direction to take care of this thing?
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    safe thing happened to my shock as well. I emailed mantiou and they told me to remove the shock from the bike, fill it to the highest psi i could (roughly 250) then submerge it in water. Watch for were the bubble are coming from. In my case, it was as they expected... my valve stem had just come loose ever so slightly so air was slowly leaking out and would be empty after 24 hours. The solution was simple. they said "All you need to do is remove the valve stem. It threads into the shock body. Wrap a little bit of Teflon tape around the threads and thread it back in. Problem solved. To thread and
    unthread the valve stem here is what you need to do. Remove the valve core and stick a
    3mm allen wrench down inside the valve body. There is a built in 3mm allen head on it for removal and installation."
    however, if the bubbles are coming from elsewhere, just shoot them an email and i am sure they will help you asap
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    What he said, schrader valve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XCk
    I emailed Manitou and they told me to remove the shock from the bike, fill it to the highest psi i could (roughly 250) then submerge it in water. Watch for were the bubble are coming from. In my case, it was as they expected... my valve stem had just come loose ever so slightly so air was slowly leaking out and would be empty after 24 hours. The solution was simple. they said "All you need to do is remove the valve stem. It threads into the shock body. Wrap a little bit of Teflon tape around the threads and thread it back in. Problem solved. To thread and

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    jeeesh

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    Thanks, that was very helpful.Bubbles seem to be coming from where the valve stem meets the shock body. I think it just came loose and maybe a tightening would fix, but I'll go get some tephlon tape to make sure its done for good. Will test and post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    Quote Originally Posted by yeschiro
    Thanks, that was very helpful.Bubbles seem to be coming from where the valve stem meets the shock body. I think it just came loose and maybe a tightening would fix, Will test and post.

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