Ugh! Shock question


3 replies to this topic
  • Ztard

Posted February 23, 2009 - 05:25 PM

#1

So I was out in the garage replacing fork seals....had the forks off and on the workbench. Long story short my little 2.5ft helper was "fixing" his bike and asking for tools, the least destructive thing I had was a tire gauge......my rear shock now hold 24psi of nitrogen:banghead: Not a big deal...I flip through the manual an it states the pressure should be 142psi filled with nitrogen.

Do I have to go to a MX shop to get this done, or will some place like Belle tire who claim to only fill your tires with nitrogen do it ? Has the shock been damaged by the loss of pressure? I ride a 2002 YZ426F. if it matters

  • 426 NOOB

Posted February 23, 2009 - 07:41 PM

#2

So I was out in the garage replacing fork seals....had the forks off and on the workbench. Long story short my little 2.5ft helper was "fixing" his bike and asking for tools, the least destructive thing I had was a tire gauge......my rear shock now hold 24psi of nitrogen:banghead: Not a big deal...I flip through the manual an it states the pressure should be 142psi filled with nitrogen.

Do I have to go to a MX shop to get this done, or will some place like Belle tire who claim to only fill your tires with nitrogen do it ? Has the shock been damaged by the loss of pressure? I ride a 2002 YZ426F. if it matters


I know that I have read some threads where peoples shocks only read like 50 lbs from the factory on 450's, and the manual states three times that. So it may have been like that before, but I would just take it to the shop. It should take a few mins, and the price will be reasonable. Maybe $10 or less.

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  • mxgobig

Posted February 24, 2009 - 03:55 AM

#3

Find a friend that works in a tool and die shop or metal stamping plant, they use nitrogen charged springs and may be able to help.

  • grayracer513

Posted February 24, 2009 - 07:50 AM

#4

Just roll it past any motorcycle shop and ask for a nitrogen fill. They'll do it while you wait and charge you $5 or so. They already have the setup they need, they know how to do it right, and there's nothing for them to figure out.

It just isn't a big deal.





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