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Old 01-28-2004, 12:42 PM
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Does anyone know about how much it would cost to get the Rear shock oil changed including the nitrogen?? I do not want to take a chance doin it myself...thanks
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Ask our suspension expert Trak Control (Jeff Howe).

Send him a PM or hopefully he will run across this post.
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Old 01-28-2004, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

I've had my done two weeks ago so it would be ready for next season. I know there was something broke in it (can't remember the name!) and it was about 100$ for me!
I haven't be able to ride her since, but when I'm sitting on it I surely feel the difference!!
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Old 01-28-2004, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Just to change the oil would be in the neighborhood of $75- $100 at most places.
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:40 PM
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Why won't you do it yourself?

It's actually pretty easy...Well mine was.
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Maybe i will, not sure...i think most people would tell me to get it done cause you can screw something up very easily.
DRMAN, do u think i could do it, is it very delicate stuff?
Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:25 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Ohh...and where did you get your nitrogen reservoir filled?
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Luckily I had a free hookup---should only be around $30 for a charge though.

It didn't seem hard to me after I got an idea of everything that was in there.
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:39 PM
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DRMAN, when you did your rebuild you said you has to grind and take off all those parts...do you have to do that to replace the oil?
Thanks once again!
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Well, I had to file off the top of the shock shaft so the nut would come off that holds the shim stack on. That was the only thing that I had to grind/file off. I could have the shock taken apart in about 30 minutes if I had to do it again.
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: Changing Rear Shock Oil?

Thats a lot of "filing" to get that peen down.

His shock isn't a 97 model though. Heck it ain't even a 87 model. Most places wouldn't even do it for him. That one is a little different. Not that it would be scary or anything.....

Dude, trust me, if you at all doubt your abilities and lack the tools send it out to somebody and if you do plan on it taking it a little extra time. It's not quite as simple as a late model shock is to service. At least not for the home mechanic.

There is a guy that goes by the name of "suspension nut" that frequents here that has a shop in your neck of the woods. maybe PM him about it and see what he can do for ya.
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