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Offline gwc

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rear shock
« on: October 04, 2014, 02:20:13 pm »
on a 99 zg1000 does the rear shock have to leak to be bad? ways to tell if shock is bad or just needs to change oil?
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 02:35:03 pm »
I have a 99 zg1000 my rear end is bouncy.....how can you tell if the shock is bad or if I can repair it.

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 02:41:38 pm »
Have you pulled the right side cover to see if where the dampening adjustment is? Secondly, any idea if there is any air in it for the pre-charge?

I just purchased one of these off Amazon. Made adjusting the rear shock easy as pie. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y18GKM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 03:29:43 pm »
If the shock is not controlling the rear wheel like it should I would try changing the fluid, if that doesn't work, I would consider the shock bad.

I don't think you will know before you change the fluid, other than if it's leaking. I think worn out fluid will give the same results as worn out shock.
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Re: rear shock
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 03:33:28 pm »
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Re: rear shock
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 10:03:56 pm »
My rear shock is a little mushy. How do you change the oil in these shocks? I thought they were not serviceable. Bad ones need to be simply replaced.

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2014, 11:28:04 pm »
Yep, I highly recommend the Progressive rear shock.  Just put one  on my 01.  Never have to worry about air leaks or weak shock. 

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_97&products_id=85
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Re: rear shock
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 12:42:24 am »
Never knew that. Your links makes it clear as day. Thanks.

What about the air? What makes the rear shock not hold air anymore and can that be fixed?


This.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_97&products_id=119


Or this.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_97&products_id=85



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Re: rear shock
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 03:02:42 am »
Never knew that. Your links makes it clear as day. Thanks.

What about the air? What makes the rear shock not hold air anymore and can that be fixed?



This.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_97&products_id=119


Or this.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_97&products_id=85





There are seals, and the obvious shrader valve.  If the air shock is over filled, it can blow
out the seals.  If the seals are blown, you can get a 2006 Rear shock cheap  ;)
or go with a pricier replacement.
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