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    Leaking

    Just got back to the garage after a two week bout with pneumonia, lots of fun. Anyway, I had been scrubbing all the grime, oil and dirt from motor and frame. The first thing I noticed today was the point of origin for the oil leak that caused me the scrubbing, oil pressure switch. OK. The second thing I noticed was a red oil drip at the bottom mount of the rear shock. On inspection I can find no film above this, there is a film below on the final housing. Any ideas?

    The oil pressure switch, I am going to assume for now, is probably the gasket. I am going to replace switch and all though.

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    I see no one has posted anything...you have one of those new fangled single shocks!! I'm assuming you're not using any red fluids forward of the shock, so it seems likely that the fluid might come from the shock. Who makes the shock? Anyway you can find out if they did use red fluid in the shock? Otherwise, I'd clean it up and monitor it for another drip to show up. You might also spray some baby powder on the shock which might give you a telltale trace of where it's coming from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIK View Post

    The oil pressure switch, I am going to assume for now, is probably the gasket. I am going to replace switch and all though.

    Rick

    Mine leaked at the pressure switch, when I ordered a replacement I was shocked it only cost around $10!
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