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'10 to '13 YZ 450 Kayaba Shock Manual

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The Yamaha manual does not show a parts breakdown or build procedure for the Kayaba Shock.

Does anyone have a link to the Kayaba manual?

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Yamaha doesn't want owners fiddling with the shock. They also don't service any of the internal parts through their parts dept.

The Suspension Direct catalog will show a parts breakdown/exploded view, and you can download Dave Johnson's (SMART Performance) KYB build instructions here: http://fullthrottlemc.us/docs/YZ-WR_ALT_SHOCK_REBUILD.pdf

The only real difference in design with the '10+ as opposed to the '09- is the orientation of the reservoir chamber, and if anything, the new shock should be even easier to bleed effectively by using the comp adjuster method Dave describes.

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