- Leaky Revelations – normal?
I have dual air u-turn 150mm revs and mine left oil marks on the stanchions for about 5 rides.Is the oil running down them?Posted 7 years ago
They put oil and grease on the seals when they assemble them,its probably this.Its better to have some oil there it reduces the stiction.
Post a picture of the oil marks.nukeSubscriber
So you didn’t stop worrying then 😉
Spock you’re talking about used forks…I’d agree if they were being used but ST hasn’t even fitted and used them yet.
From experience with RS forks, give it a few rides and this should stop occurring: if it doesn’t then come back and query it.Posted 7 years ago
I have a new pair of Revelation U-Turn forks. I’ve not fitted them yet ‘cos I have this niggling doubt about the amount of oil that gets left on the stanchions when I cycle the fork up and down. Someone on here said that was normal but really? Is it really that hard to make a fork that doesn’t piddle oil?Posted 7 years agoMunqe-chickMember
yes its okay, as other have said its lube from the top wiper seals.Posted 7 years ago
I would however recommend doing a lowers oil bath “change”, as both my recently mail-order bought 2010 Revelations and some OE 2009 Rebas had no where near the recommended 15cc’s of oil in the lowers (despite leaving oil/grease marks like yours from the upper wipers), the left (air spring) leg was almost dry on the new Revs 😯 I only bothered to check after similar comments of “dry” forks on here, and putting oil in is only a 2 minute job if you have a syringe or similar. Looks like someone in SRAM QC took the year off 🙄BadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I let the air out of the -ve valve and a load of oil came out over my rotor! This can’t be normal?
Yeah it is, there’s a small amount of oil in both negative and positive chambers to keep the o-rings lubed and improve sealing. Best to invert the bike and hold a tissue or rag over the valve as you let the air out.Posted 7 years ago
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