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Mark_weiss
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Does anyone happen to know the size of the sealing washers used at the banjo fitting on the back of the adjuster? My adjuster needs a refill I would like to have the washers on hand before I disconnect the adjuster.
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You can get a pack of assorted sizes from NAPA or even Harbor Freight for about 2 bucks. Good to have around the garage.
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They are very slightly larger than 1/4", so 6mm.
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Portero72
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not to hijack, but can the rear shock be rebuilt by a pro? Also, do the springs in the suspension fatigue and require replacement?
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, the shock is fully rebuildable and can be custom valved. That is one advantage of using top quality components as original equipment.

Springs do sag with time, but unless your spring has always been loaded to its limit, it is unlikely that it needs to be changed in the short time that our bikes have been around. When the shock is rebuilt, checking the spring against spec should be part of the service.
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Smorris
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i had a racetech endorsed shop do mine he indicated the nitrogen was gone. also resprung to heavier spring.

does this sound normal to lose nitrogen charge; if so how often will that need refilled
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The gas charge gradually leaks away. I don't know how long a street bike can go. I used to recharge my track bike's shock every year. It always still had pressure, but it would be down from a full charge.

I bet my Uly's 10 year old, 80k mile shock could use some N2 too.
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