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    shock needs air everytime i ride.

    I have a reacon silver tk solo air. and every time i ride (couple times a week) I am putting air back in it. just wondering if this is normal. or should i take it in to get it looked at?

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    Is it actually getting softer, or are you just seeing a lower pressure on the shock gauge when you reattach it?

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    Change the seals. A real man would not take it in, but change them himself

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    lower pressure on the gauge. Its still under warranty so i can take it back in.
    the owners manual said that the solo air shocks have a upper and lower air chamber and that you have to go way over the upper pressure to get the air in the lower chamber.
    almost like a blow off seal or something. said you will go so high with the pressure then it will drop back down. that lets you know that both the upper and lower have air. does that sound right

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    Are you putting the air in with a shock pump? It will repressurize the pump each time you attach it, so like fsrxc said it will read lower on the gauge than the actual pressure before it is attached.
    Could be a pretty big difference if you are using a high volume pump, shouldn't be much if you use a shock pump.

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    yeah i see what your saying but i am using a shock pump. rock shox pump.

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    after reading that again it made better since. the amount of air that goes back into the pump from the shock will make the amount lower. the amount is lower, way low plus the shock is soft. even locked out it is soft. for rider weight should be about 120 psi in the shock but when i put the pump on i'm seeing only 25 to 50 psi. thats what im seeing between rides. never have checked it after a ride always before i ride. another guy i ride with says he only puts air in his maybe once a month or longer.

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    I haven't put Air in my Reba in a year

    Losing air means something is wrong. Well, it means you have a leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by firem2 View Post
    after reading that again it made better since. the amount of air that goes back into the pump from the shock will make the amount lower. the amount is lower, way low plus the shock is soft. even locked out it is soft. for rider weight should be about 120 psi in the shock but when i put the pump on i'm seeing only 25 to 50 psi. thats what im seeing between rides. never have checked it after a ride always before i ride. another guy i ride with says he only puts air in his maybe once a month or longer.
    Yup, definately warranty it. I don't notice any loss in my Sektor, even after months of use.

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