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    Can't install bottomless rings on Monarch RC3 plus - weird pressure problem

    I thought this should be a simple job, I did a DIY spacer job already to my previous RP23 but the Monarch drives me nuts:

    When I unscrew the big can I can't access the barrel where I would slip on the spacers. I only see the middle guide bar. I can't completely remove the outer can because it is stuck at the bushings.

    Mounted and pressurized it (seems to) works fine, so it is not stuck in travel. I'd just like to find a way to install the spacers without removing the bushing really.

    It's a Monarch Plus RC3, regular can (no Debon Air).

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    If you can slide it at least partially up there should be enough room to install bands and poke them up in to the chamber. Stretch them over the outer body first then slide them down once you have the outer can off. they will need a moment to relax back to size after stretching though

    Makes sure the shock is clean!!
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    Thanks for the fast reply!

    Unfortunately I cannot slip in a ring. It seems the outer can is stuck at the o-ring as shown in this picture below. When I move the outer can up and down the red cap just moves along (plus there is either some drag down or push up, I had both scenarios when opening it few times with pressurizing it in between).

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    I forgot to take a picture and I re-installed the shock, so I tried to illustrate it via the drawing. Hope that makes sense.

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