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Hello everyone, this is my first tech topic on this fantastic resource and in fact anything about a Ducati.. I've done 100km on a Pantah 500 I've got running and on the road. The last time it was on the road regularly was five yrs ago, not mine then, so said has sat still for a pretty long time. I bought it off a mate six mths ago after tuning the engine for him, going for one run after a couple of months work! The sound captured my imagine, anyway...

I've never owned gas shocks - if anybody feels like telling me to read another place fair enough! So in the absence of doing anything at all to them, in 130km of riding the right shock is leaking oil. Are these shocks serviceable, are parts available? Or am I better spending on new shocks? As far as I know there is no pressure in both reservoir's when I took the cap off and put a pressure gauge on it. I feel I've done a disservice to them already.:surprise:

However! The leaking shock appears to be slightly undone at the top of the cylinder compared to the other shock (See pics) and it looks like they can be disassembled? Have to say my Pantah workshop manual doesn't have anything about them - should I look up Paioli website instead?

Any info kindly appreciated...
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If you can disassemble it without damage you can service it. If you can find some numbers on it you may be able to get a rebuild kit for it from the manufacturer or one of their dealers. Maybe the shock just leaks because it’s partially unscrewed ? Once you find out what leaks you can try to find replacement seals or O-rings. Another source would be the suspension specialists.
 

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Those shocks were only average quality when they were new, which was a long time ago. Personally, I wouldn't bother with them, I would go for a new pair of YSS shocks which are excellent and a very reasonable price. I've been running them on my Sport Classic for ten years and they are great performers and still look like new.
 
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