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  1. #1
    Track Junkie
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    Mar 2004

    5th Element AIR - quick fix for suffering Enduro owners

    My 5th Element lost it's rebound dampening after a few hundered miles. While I had the shock off to put on my warranty-replacement-upgrade DHX Air I tried something with the 5th...

    I let out all of the air from the pedaling platform chamber. Then let out most of the air from the main chamber. Then I was able to compress the shock about half way when i pressed it vertically on a work bench. I don't remember which end I had up, but I heard a "CLICK" from inside, and suddenly the rebound dampening worked like new.

    Don't know how long the rebound would continue to work. But it might be a solution for some while you wait for a replacement.

    I get paid to ride shotgun.

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    Dec 2003
    Thanks for the advice. I'd try it on my son's but a) it's also leaking oil and b) it's boxed up ready to go back to Progressive.
    Turn your head and cough.

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