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post #31 of 39 Old 06-12-2018, 01:49 PM
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As for servicing my shock, is this something I can or should do myself, or should I send it away?
Again no expert here, just like to work on stuff.

No, you can't do yourself. Need more equipment. Vacuum, Nitrogen, etc.
Could but would have to but bunch of stuff, maybe $300-$400 worth
of equipment.

If you send out they can also dyno the shock and look for any problems.

Also, bladders have been known to leak and might need repairing.


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Also, since I'm at that service interval, should I start thinking about servicing my forks too?
Yes, I might be a little different then others, but I change fork oil on all my
bikes every 12-18 months.

I also like to experiment with slightly different oils weights and fill heights.
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Eventually I want to be able to do the same as Bottoms-Up. Service my own forks and whatnot.

Who can we send our rear shock out to for servicing?
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PM "evallarta1" and see if he offers this service.

Or go to link in his posts and check.

I think since he's not a site sponsor he's a little hesitant on
offering services (I don't know that for sure, just guessing)
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PM "evallarta1" and see if he offers this service.

Or go to link in his posts and check.

I think since he's not a site sponsor he's a little hesitant on
offering services (I don't know that for sure, just guessing)
From their website, they do.
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Now, if I recall, forks are a different story. I rebuilt some on an old CB I had, and pretty sure it wasn't bad. I think I had to make a tool, but it was simple. Did oil and seals, no problem.

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So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm thinking best case, come winter, I get shock spring and fork springs for my weight. Send off the shock and spring for servicing. Do the forks myself (oil, seals, etc.)? Sound doable?
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As for servicing my shock, is this something I can or should do myself, or should I send it away?

Also, since I'm at that service interval, should I start thinking about servicing my forks too? And if I'm servicing my forks, respring for my weight?



For front springs would I be looking at 10.0nm, for my weight?

Front Fork Spring 10.0N -(Pair) | Front Fork Spring 10.0N -(Pair)
Yeah you should probably service your forks too if they havent been serviced before.

Honestly we dont really recommend servicing your own shock. While its not really hard, there are a few special tools needed and if you dont bleed the shock properly it can cause problems and potentially be dangerous to ride.

And you could probably get away with the stock springs. They are 1.0kg spring.

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Yeah you should probably service your forks too if they havent been serviced before.

Honestly we dont really recommend servicing your own shock. While its not really hard, there are a few special tools needed and if you dont bleed the shock properly it can cause problems and potentially be dangerous to ride.

And you could probably get away with the stock springs. They are 1.0kg spring.
Thanks man. You have been a huge help. I'll be in touch come winter.
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PM "evallarta1" and see if he offers this service.

Or go to link in his posts and check.

I think since he's not a site sponsor he's a little hesitant on
offering services (I don't know that for sure, just guessing)
Thanks Bottoms-Up!

Yes we do have a full suspension and chassis shop, but I mostly tend to just hang out here and try to help and educate. I know what its like to look for good information on suspension and geometry and find 50 different answers.

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