Need help working on shock

5 replies to this topic
  • luvmythumper

Posted February 25, 2002 - 07:48 PM


Does anyone have any tricks to remove the clip that holds the nitrogen cap in place on the shock? I have spent the last hour unsuccessfully trying to remove the clip.

  • DaveJ

Posted February 25, 2002 - 10:11 PM


Have you let the pressure out?

Is the end cap sliding in far enough so that you have full access to the clip?

This should be easy, so I'm a little concerned about what you may be doing, especially if you're about to pull a clip with a shock under pressure.

  • luvmythumper

Posted February 26, 2002 - 05:25 AM



I did release the pressure and I have pushed the cap down about 1/2 to 1". It looks to me like it should be easy to remove, but I can't get the thing out. Tried using a variety of tools, even ground down a screwdriver to try and match the groove the clip fits in. The results are an hour lost, a couple broken screwdrivers and my kids have learned a few new words not to repeat.

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  • Scott_F

Posted February 26, 2002 - 05:51 AM


It can be tricky. I use too small screwdrivers. One to get under the clip, another to pry it up. Try curving the end of a small screwdriver, and insert it under the clip, near the end. Then use the other screwdriver to pry it up. Be careful not to scratch the shock bore.

  • motoman393

Posted February 26, 2002 - 09:47 AM


This is what I did: I got the circlip pryed out as far out as I could with a screwdriver...then I took some safety wire and slid it behind the circlip and the made a loop on one end of the safety wire and simply pulled the circlip out with the safety wire! It took 2 mins to do. I too messed with the circlip for like 30 mins and finally thought of this idea! Later,


[ February 26, 2002: Message edited by: motoman393 ]

  • Scott_F

Posted February 26, 2002 - 10:04 PM


Garrett, you're a bright lad. Now if I can just remember to try that next time...

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