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    Rock Shox Reba leak at Gate Adjuster, fixable?

    Just rebuilt my 2008ish Rock Shox Reba motion control dual air shock to try and fix a leak near the lockout lever. After replacing all the seals and putting it back together it looks like the oil leak is under the gate adjustment knob. Has anyone else dealt with this? Is it fixable? I couldn't find any information about seals in there.

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    It's under this knob above the lock out o-ring. You can hear it bubble when the shock was compressed (no air in air side yet)

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    Not terribly uncommon, fortunately usually easy to fix.

    You need to remove the damper cartridge, and take off the knobs. Then unscrew the Motion Control spring thing from the top cap. ***The thread is left/reverse!*** Then you can access the seal for the gold knob. Just clean the seal, wipe down all the surfaces in the damper, lightly lube the seal, and assemble everything back together. You will probably find that the compression damping and lockout all work much better afterward, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk View Post
    Not terribly uncommon, fortunately usually easy to fix.

    You need to remove the damper cartridge, and take off the knobs. Then unscrew the Motion Control spring thing from the top cap. ***The thread is left/reverse!*** Then you can access the seal for the gold knob. Just clean the seal, wipe down all the surfaces in the damper, lightly lube the seal, and assemble everything back together. You will probably find that the compression damping and lockout all work much better afterward, too!
    There is no seal to replace there? Just clean it and that will fix the leak?
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