Sent shock for rebuild - now nitrogen valve hits exhaust?
Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:02 AM
I am putting my bike back together after a round of maintenance and getting the shock/forks resprung for my weight
I had the shock done by a local shop (very reputable, family business that all race AMA) and now the nitrogen valve hits the exhaust when the wheel is at full extension - see picture
is there any way I can adjust the orientation of this valve to point outward? This wasn't an issue with the factory spring installed, but i honestly don't remember which was the nitrogen valve was pointing either. which direction do they point on any of your WR450f's?
I haven't yet set the sag on the new spring, so there is very little preload on it - don't see why that would be any issue. I just think it doesn't seem right that the shock nitrogen valve will come in contact (however slight that is) with the exhaust when the wheel extends all the way - also seems like it will transfer heat to the shock itself.
any thoughts on how to address this short of beating a dent into the exhaust pipe?
Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:20 AM
The bad news is that the nitrogen has to come out to be able to change the orientation. If the shop is close by, I would mark exactly where you want the valve to be, or find a picture of another similar bike and see where that one points, and take it back to the shop. They can fix it in 10 minutes.
Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:32 AM
I recommend against ANY attempt to reorient the valve without releasing the nitrogen pressure. With that, you have two choices (really one with multiple options): Take it back to the local, very reputable, family business that all race AMA, or any other shop that can refill the nitrogen reservoir, and have them dump it and fix it. With the pressure off, it should move pretty freely.
Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:40 AM
thanks guys for the quick response.
I'll take it back by the local shop - they don't ALL race AMA, just two of them. and the rest work on the race bikes at the track during the weekend. they've always taken great care of me, so i doubt this will be a big issue.
Edited by KGSloan, February 16, 2012 - 09:41 AM.
Posted February 16, 2012 - 10:35 AM
Posted February 16, 2012 - 01:38 PM
The guys got it all taken care of, like said 15 minutes and I was on my way.
Always appreciate the quick and helpful responses here. Got a lot of help on rebuilding my forks am why they kept leaking, intend to update that thread after this weekend as it looks like you all helped solve that issue as well.