Posted January 06, 2006 - 06:57 AM
Posted January 07, 2006 - 06:45 AM
The nitrogen gas is in a bladder which exerts pressure on the oil to keep the oil pressure high enough to stop cavitation. If you reduce the gas pressure, all that will happen is that the oil will get all frothed up and your bike will pogo around. You should keep the gas pressure at the manufacturer's recommended level. Too low and the shock doesn't work right due to air bubble formation. Too high and you risk a blow out.
Posted January 07, 2006 - 07:21 AM
Posted January 07, 2006 - 02:33 PM
Exactly. Nitrogen does not expand or contract due to temperature change, nor does it break down over time once it's charged up. Do not mess with this level!
Nitrogen instead of air is used because it is an inert gas and prevents degradation.