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manitou swinger 3 way (leaky)

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by ottomatik, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. ottomatik New Member

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    hey guys ive got an issue with a swinger 3-way. i got it on a brand new giant vt3 frame. i weigh 170 lbs. ive been putting 150 in the main spring and 165 in the spv side. after every ride, 2 so far, ive checked the pressures to find the main spring has held pressure BUT, the spv side has dropped to about 75 lbs. what do you think? why would a brand new shock leak so bad? could it be my pump? thanks for your input-brian :help:
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    It may not be leaking. The air chamber on the SPV side is so small that if you put fork pump with a pressure gauge on it you'll dump half the pressure. Pump it up and see if you get 75 lbs a day or two later.
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    your puttin to much air in the SPV, it sounds like your using it as if it were a rockshock with pos and neg air, 165 is way to much air in that chamber, on my 4 way i run 90lbs o air in the SPV chamber and i weigh 200 lbs. If you look at the SPV chamber there should be a listing of the range of air for that chamber i think its like 50-125 lbs also you want to fill that chamber last when doing the air, fill the main air first.

    Also make sure you are using a LOW pressure air pump to fill up the SPV chamber. Manitou has one its Anodized Red and there reg pump is Ano Black
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    Everytime you check that shock for the pressure you lose alot. Stop checking it. Do what that other guy said about 2 or 3 days later. If you still think it is leaking you can take the shock off, and submerge it in a bucket of water to see if it is leaking air. LOOK FOR THE BUBBLES!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:
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