2001 Rear shock question
Posted September 15, 2002 - 04:22 AM
i accidentally took my shock apart too far the other day and i figured i might as well change the oil in it while i was at it. My quesstion is how do i add the oil and how much? I dont have a service manual so if anyone could walk me through it that would be great of you..The shock is bone dry of oil right now..
Posted September 15, 2002 - 05:22 AM
I suggest you put about 4TBS of a good multiweight motor oil in your shock. Put it back together. Go buy a $10.00 dollar helmet to put on your head. Go to your favorite riding area and ride through the largest whoop section as fast as you can.
Posted September 15, 2002 - 05:31 AM
Posted September 15, 2002 - 11:34 AM
I take my suspension to JM Racing who is local here in Texas.
Send a PM to motoman393. He has been doing his own work and has had a 2001. Also, check out his web site, I think he has some pictures and descriptions of his experiences. I don't remember the link right off but check on the YZ side. He has some recent posts over there.
[ September 15, 2002, 02:36 PM: Message edited by: skthom2320 ]
Posted September 15, 2002 - 11:52 AM
Because this is something you do not do it by yourself for the first time, even with service manual!!!
Originally posted by skthom2320:
I'm not sure why you are getting such smart aleck replies. I feel like I should help but I can't!
However I managed to service my xr6 shock, but I regretted at least 10 times that I opened it. I did it because I do not have any qualified shock specialist over here and I said to myself that if someone is going to use my shock for learning, it is better to be me. If you still want to do it by yourself (not recommended at all!!!) I will give you more info.
[ September 15, 2002, 02:58 PM: Message edited by: sabin ]
Posted September 15, 2002 - 12:45 PM
Posted September 15, 2002 - 03:47 PM
How long did it take you to rebuild? Ive already kicked myself 7 times for taking it apart. IM not sure i can handle three more..Its beginning to get red.
Posted September 15, 2002 - 08:41 PM
Just make 100% sure you get all the air out from the shock!