nitrogen charging

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  • Kritter

Posted October 14, 2004 - 07:08 AM


"Shane Casad at Bilstein"

does he drive a black bronco..OJ style?

all race type shocks on vehicles run 200-220 standard...there are variations obviously.

If the manual for the 650 says 142. If you are trying to get a bit more spring out of your bike by bumping up the pressure...remember...halfass only gets you half way!

  • BWB63

Posted October 14, 2004 - 07:42 AM


I disagree....pressure isn't only for the "spring". That isn't it's job. Adding pressure to a shock has to do with fluid controle. It isn't half way job to add pressure. Well I guess that's why all, yes I said, all the big race guys run way more then stock pressure. You would be hard pressed to find a shock bebiuld with stock pressure! To low of pressure and the seal will leak. I am sure JOHNNY CAMPBELL’S CR500 shock is only 143psi :cry: There big on running a stock bike. If your adding pressure for more spring you are going to be dissapointed in the outcome.

  • Kritter

Posted October 14, 2004 - 01:56 PM


Johnny runs an Ohlins rear shock!

  • BWB63

Posted October 14, 2004 - 02:07 PM


You say that like he allways has???? :cry: Well I better back off seems like I am wrong about all of it....Noone runs pressures above 160....well maybe they do...should run pressure above 142....and I am crazy enough to think just about all of the guys run it higher and now Jonny runs a Ohlins rear shock and never ran the CR500/KX shock........ :cry: Ok, I am wrong....must be a bad day for me :cry:

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  • J_T

Posted October 14, 2004 - 03:36 PM


Does the ohlins not use Nitrogen? Whatever...Bruce you seem to have tried the 200+psi so if it works and you haven't had problems I'm not worried about it! I'm 175-180lb fully loaded I shouldn't have to change the springs right?

Thanks for the input!


  • BWB63

Posted October 14, 2004 - 05:55 PM


There are a lot of guys that would love to weigh what you weigh and have the shock you have.........I weight 182 today and have the setup you have but, then again maybe I only ride half way :cry: the spring you have (10kg is for a 200~220 pound rider. The shock setup is what a 185~195 pound guy (just the guy) that is going to race would have it. It has been tested on true (lip to lip) 70' table tops. True 6'~7' drop off's. If you want to know your shim stack it is here: XR650R Shock
That's a picture of your shock and you have the Race shim stack at the bottom.

  • Kritter

Posted October 14, 2004 - 08:47 PM


he may have gone back to a cr500 shock...

my buddy picked up an old ohlins of his...actual from Henge and I am pretty sure I saw an ohlins last time I saw the bike...

what do I know

  • BWB63

Posted October 14, 2004 - 09:25 PM


Yes he has ran both...I think they had problems with the's all just stuff I have heard...I have never talked to the team.

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