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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-29-2017, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Servicing a shock difficulty and tools

Hi guys,

Ive serviced my front forks and know that process well, Ive never done a shock however.

Is it a much more difficult task than the forks? Since its a pressurized system with a compressed spring, I've never touched the shock.

Any advise and any specific tools Id need to service it.

Im just weary giving it to a bike shop. Besides the cost, I dont always trust their competence.

Id imagine the gas I would have to get topped up at a bike shop after the rebuild however.
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The actual process is similar to forks, but the tools are a bit different...as is the oil used !!! Best to search out the suspension guru in your are and ship it to them. Very few dealers work on shocks. Very few.
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@PTsalas shock service is a little more complex and requires more tools as said above.

Where are you based, I'm sure there's someone reputable close'ish to you.

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@PTsalas shock service is a little more complex and requires more tools as said above.

Where are you based, I'm sure there's someone reputable close'ish to you.
Im based in South Africa, Im sure there are some race shops that could do it. I would prefer to do the servicing myself and leave changes like valving etc to them.

What are the specialist tools needed?
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I send mine out to a friend that used to do all of FMF's forks and shocks
He can revalve anything

He did my Aprilia RSVR forks and they're perfect I did the shock, there was enough adjustment range
The spring was a 10.5 Nm stock and horrible, it's now at 8 Nm and I want to try a 7.5 Nm


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Im based in South Africa, Im sure there are some race shops that could do it. I would prefer to do the servicing myself and leave changes like valving etc to them.

What are the specialist tools needed?
Spring compressor
Nitrogen tank, regulator, hose and injection needle
press and tool to remove reservoir cap
wrenches and snapring pliers......

For what the tools cost, you can buy a new shock......

Just send it out


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