Nitrogen pressure on rear shock?

8 replies to this topic
  • Dan_YZF

Posted April 09, 2002 - 02:56 PM


I'm on a servicing rear shock job...what is the recommended nitrogen pressure to put in a 2000 YZ426 rear shock....

It was 90 lbs/sq inches at disassembly...seem pretty low to me....

Oh I'm 195lbs hare-cramble/trail rider if it's valuable info



[ April 09, 2002: Message edited by: Dan_YZF ]

  • yamie_rider

Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:00 PM


Take it to your dealer, they will do it for FREE

  • teamtoxic

Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:22 PM


Stock the nitrogen is pressurized to 147 psi in the shock bladder but you can go a little higher than that. I just did mine the other day and went with 155 psi.


  • motoman393

Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:30 PM


stock pressure is like 148 psi, Race Tech recommends 175 psi w/the gold valve (to help the seal head seal better). Dont try to check your pressure after you fill it or you will lose 15-20 psi just by checking it!

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  • osheen

Posted April 09, 2002 - 06:26 PM


Somebody told me 175 a long time ago and that's what I've been running ever since....

  • 98yz

Posted April 10, 2002 - 06:03 AM


I run our race tech stuff at 175. My GP-Racing done suspension is also at 175.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted April 10, 2002 - 06:15 AM


Do you guys find that the pressure drops as the years and miles go by?

  • osheen

Posted April 10, 2002 - 02:24 PM


Yes, it will drop.......

  • Dan_YZF

Posted April 10, 2002 - 04:06 PM



Thanks all, I'll go for 160-170...stock valving
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