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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Rock Shox Solo Air problem (argyle 409) - "idle travel"?

    Hey guys!


    I have quite a big problem with my RS Argyle 409 - actually, with its solo air spring.
    First of all, I have (from some months) sth like "idle travel" - I mean, by first 4mm of its travel, the upper legs seem to be "loose" in lower ones - just like there is no spring inside. I have dissasambled it one day and figured out that this seems to be normal. But that's only annoying, so - never mind.

    But, few days ago (after changing o-rings, but I don't think it can affect), something happend to my Argyle - this "play" is getting bigger, so that I can push it almost all travel down without using almost any force - only to move the fork, just like there is no spring inside. It doesn't rebound itself, I have to pull my bar up. When I compress fork quickly - I can feel ~1cm of this "idle travel", than I hear a single nock and it works normally all the way down.

    What can it be caused by and how can I repair it?
    Maybe this is something with this "valve" which is between positive and negative air chamber (I mean it may not close when compressing a fork).


    I have made an video to show you situation better (yea, I know how cute my english is... hope you'll understand sth):
    http://img12.imageshack.us/i/1004609.mp4/



    Can you help me? Thanks for every advise (I hope there is someone who is well versed in rock shox).
    Cheers,
    Brooce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooce
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    Maybe this is something with this "valve" which is between positive and negative air chamber (I mean it may not close when compressing a fork).
    This is exactly your problem. The valve is sticking open for some reason. The 'wave washer' is often to blame. Go here: http://www.sram.com/en/service/rocks...ch_manuals.php

    and find the tech manual in your language. Read through the solo air service pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davep
    This is exactly your problem. The valve is sticking open for some reason. The 'wave washer' is often to blame. Go here: http://www.sram.com/en/service/rocks...ch_manuals.php

    and find the tech manual in your language. Read through the solo air service pages.
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That REALLY may be it!!!! I have even not thinked about it, but it seems to be obvious!!

    tommorow I'm going to shop for a new washer. Hope that will solve problems with my argyle!

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