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    Rockshox charger damper servicing recommendations

    New-to-me non-boost 27.5 fork. The damper is dead, no damping compression or rebound. Some wetness around the rebound lever.

    1. What are the chances I need a new damper?
    2. Who services these near Ahwatukee (and KNOWS what they are doing)?
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    Stillwell Suspension if it is indeed the damper that needs service. Otherwise, Morgan at Rage should be able to diagnose.
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    Pretty easy to do yourself but you will need a basic service kit, especially if the leak is from a torn bladder. If it's never been serviced you might need to replace it anyway. Plus, fluids. With the markup on the seals and service kit and fluids combined with labor and you might just consider plopping a new damper in for a little over $200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterp2 View Post
    New-to-me non-boost 27.5 fork. The damper is dead, no damping compression or rebound. Some wetness around the rebound lever.

    1. What are the chances I need a new damper?
    2. Who services these near Ahwatukee (and KNOWS what they are doing)?
    Rebuilding/full servicing Pikes are fairly simple and straight forward, have done 3 times now and not really that hard.

    Looking at about $45 for rebuild kit, another $30 for bleed kit, few tools (small ring pliers) and few hours of time. Rockshox has great step by step guides and also lots of how-too youtube vids, if you attempt to do it yourself.

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    Anyone have the service kit part number? Mine is a 2016 130-160 non-boost.
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    Thank you for the comments. Might have someone down near Ahwatukee do it if there are any recs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterp2 View Post
    Anyone have the service kit part number? Mine is a 2016 130-160 non-boost.
    You didn't say whether it was a Pike or Lyrik? Dual position air? This is the kit for a Pike. https://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-P...l-Service-Kits

    You'll also need a bleed kit: https://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-C...mper-Bleed-Kit

    Nice write-up on doing the deed: How to Bleed RockShox Charger Damper | Epic Bleed Solutions

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    Keith at Landis on Warner is a solid wrench. Has done multiple fork repairs / rebuilds for me over the last 20 years.
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