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    Swinger 3-Way; this can't be normal

    I have a brand-new 2005 Manitou Swinger 3-Way on a Raleigh Phase 2, frame is new also (I just switched over to FS). I put the SPV pressure at 58% my weigh (140psi), clearly within the 50%-70% the factory reccomends and under the 175psi max. Then I pumped up the main chamber (black shrader) to 180psi, which set my sag at about 28% (within factory spec).

    The first time I was riding it I noticed it was starting to use a lot of travel. I came back and checked the pressure...SPV was find, main chamber was wayyyy down. I am accounting for the pressure it takes to fill up my shock pump also. Normally when I fill the main chamber it comes out at about 18psi lower than what I fill it to, this was about 70psi lower.

    I took the valve cores out to make sure the 3mm hex bolt was tight and they were. I filled up the shock overnight, checked it in the morning and it was down 45psi (that is including the average 18psi loss to fill the shock pump on the main chamber). Is there something I am overlooking or is this just some back luck that this shock is blown? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psunuc
    I took the valve cores out to make sure the 3mm hex bolt was tight and they were. I filled up the shock overnight, checked it in the morning and it was down 45psi (that is including the average 18psi loss to fill the shock pump on the main chamber). Is there something I am overlooking or is this just some back luck that this shock is blown? Thanks!
    From your description, it sounds like you have a leak. Try this: take the shock off the bike and submerge it in water. If it's leaking as much as you say, you should be able to see the location of the leak.

    The good news is that Manitou (Answer) customer support is pretty good about getting problems like this fixed.

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    When I first got my 2005 Swinger 3way I had a leak in my SPV chamber. Good news is, Answer fixed it and I was back on my bike in no time.

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    Yeah, I figured that wasn't what it was supposed to be doing. I am going to have it sent out to Answer. I am just hoping the shock will be back in a timely manner, seeing how I am in PA and Answer is in CA.

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