Progressive air shock 416 air leaking


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Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby ewilberg » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:03 pm



So I installed both these shocks following the instructions very carefully. With those very thin air lines and the suspect pinch couplings. So I have air leaking. Would there be any problem in just sealing all the connectors with a silicone based sealer? Please help.
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Re: Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby ct1500 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:24 am

Silicone will not work. Mix up some dish soap and water in a spray bottle. Spray mixture along joints and lines when shocks are aired up. Look for the bubbling from air escaping at leak and repair it correctly with new lines or unions. Fixing it right the first time will give the best results.
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Re: Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby ewilberg » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:56 am

Thanks, Just ordered new lines just in case. :D
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Re: Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:11 pm

I also use some ATF (fork oil, whatever) to lubricate the little rubber O-rings that Progressive supplies you with their 416 shocks before inserting them. It seems to seal up quite well this way.

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Re: Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby ewilberg » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:38 am

Thank you, I also found out from Progressive that air lines can be purchased through them @ 0.32 a foot. They told me 3 feet is included in the package when you buy the 416 shocks. I found that the airlines were not long enough to work.
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Re: Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby ewilberg » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:49 am

ewilberg wrote:Thanks, Just ordered new lines just in case. :D


Is the a possibility that the air hose that comes off the pump to refill tires if they get low could be leaking? I know I am at the point with the air as when i purchased the bike. It pumps up fine but does loose air slowly. I can not find the leak with the soapy water.
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Re: Progressive air shock 416 air leaking

Postby ct1500 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:36 pm

ewilberg wrote:Is the a possibility that the air hose that comes off the pump to refill tires if they get low could be leaking? I know I am at the point with the air as when i purchased the bike. It pumps up fine but does loose air slowly. I can not find the leak with the soapy water.
Thanks for you help!!


Not likely. A seperate hose pressurizes shock through the valving on right side by inner fender. This is what holds the air in for shocks. Push the shock pressure release and listen for the escaping air, this is where the valves are.

Am fairly certain that is how it works. Air distributor holds air and not compressor. Check by taking off hose to compressor and see if pressure releases.


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