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    Rockshox Monarch RT3 Service Question

    I would like to take the air can off of my new 2013 Monarch RT3 to ensure the seals are lubed properly but Im not sure if I am able to based on the tools I have. I do not have a schrader valve removal tool and with that being said does anyone know if it is safe for the air can to be unthreaded by just releasing the pressure? Also is it neccessary that the pressure be released from the IFP when only removing the air can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundhouse 2200 View Post
    I would like to take the air can off of my new 2013 Monarch RT3 to ensure the seals are lubed properly but Im not sure if I am able to based on the tools I have. I do not have a schrader valve removal tool and with that being said does anyone know if it is safe for the air can to be unthreaded by just releasing the pressure? Also is it neccessary that the pressure be released from the IFP when only removing the air can?


    If all you are goin to do is service the air can....you don't need any special tools.

    Push the Schrader valve and let all the air out if the main air chamber.

    Unscrew the air can.......apply light grease to seal....reinstall.

    You shouldn't have to touch the IFP or piston.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    ^^ Do not release the IFP pressure. Release the spring pressure while it's still on the bike and break the can loose before you remove it from the frame. Should be hand tight.

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    Thank you both very much!

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    Re: Rockshox Monarch RT3 Service Question

    I was wondering about this myself. So does the shock need a specific amount of oil in the main can area? Any oil recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Rockshox Monarch RT3 Service Question

    I just found the service manual on the rock shox website.

    0.3 mL of maxima maxum4 extra 15w 50 if anyone else is interested.

    Trial

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    And if you have a pre-'13 Monarch, you have the o-ring lower air seal which will probably leak in the coming months. Call have your dealer call RockShox and ask for the updated quad seal for the Monarch.

    Good pics on the SRAM service site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbildr View Post
    And if you have a pre-'13 Monarch, you have the o-ring lower air seal which will probably leak in the coming months. Call have your dealer call RockShox and ask for the updated quad seal for the Monarch.

    Good pics on the SRAM service site.

    mk
    Are you referring to the IFP seal? Sounds right since mine has leaked.

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