Hello all. I'm new here however I find your forum really useful, so I'm glad to join!
I'm hoping your knowledge can be of some help.
I have a 2012 Rockshox Revelation RCT3 Dual Air 150mm. Great fork, I bought it off a certain well known german website in 2012. I rode kind of a lot during that year and then in 2013 I went away for 9 months for military service as it's mandatory in my country.
Now I'm done and I started riding again. The fork has not been serviced at all this whole time, but honestly the second year that I have it, it's had almost no action.
After a recent inspection I realized that when I hold the front brake and rock the bike back n forth without being on it, there's a slight knock/play coming from where the right stanchion (damper side) meets the seal. It's like not even 1 mm but I can certainly feel it. It's not the headset and it's not the pads moving in the caliper.
Also if I get on the bike, or if I compress the fork slightly, the play goes away.
I know the fork needs a service anyway after all this time however my question is: Will this problem go away with normal re-greasing/fresh oil and replacement of whatever o-rings/seals/foam rings need changing?
Could it be worn bushings already? It seems a bit early to me, considering the use, for bushings to be worn...
I also plan to lower the fork to 140 with a spacer during it's first service.
Please enlighten me!
P.S.: I stumbled upon this video which describes my problem exactly. The spot of the problem, the sound and the knocking is exactly the same, however I think that mine has a little less play. Also, apparently, this guy had this problem on a new fork, which makes me wonder: Is it possible that mine had it from the beginning too and I just didn't notice? It would suck if that's the case, because the warranty was over on 17/3/2014
Just so you guys get a better idea of what's going on.