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    Air can service faux pas

    So I jut did an air can service on my old RP2 as I have done many times. Sometimes I forget the travel o-ring, so I put it on the shaft when the shock was apart as a reminder. Needless to say I forgot it was there. I put the air can on and reinstalled the shock. I don't think it will hurt anything inside the shock-- don't really want to take it apart again.
    I can't be the only one who has ever done this.

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    Personally i'd spend the small amount of time to remove the o-ring - not supposed to be there.

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    yeah i agree. On bottom out the o ring would get squashed between the bottom out bumper and the inside of the wiper seal. It might be enough pressure to push the wiper seal outwards from the air can. Whether it dislodges the wiper seal is any one's guess.

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    service and maintenance done wrong, is wrong, o-ring does not belong. sing my song


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    I knew I wouldn't garner much sympathy here lol
    I did a ride last nite and didn't notice any detrimental effects, in fact it felt much better after the aircan service. I have another shock to replace the Rp2 but it won't die. I It's 5-6 yrs old so I really don't care if it blows up. I will just ride it for now & see what happens cause I'm too lazy to take it back apart. Plus I would need to use another $2 pillow pack of float fluid, I don't want to spend that kind of money....

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    I hope your day job isn't a surgeon would want anything left inside...oh missed the $2 is too much money.

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    Yep, lazy you are, because it doesn't get much easier to disassemble and remove that. The ease of servicing these shocks is so simple.
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    In the time it took to post this, you could have removed the o ring.

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    Well I wouldn't take it out. I don't think it will make any difference.

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