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06 kx450 shock problems

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I have had problems with the shock on my old kx450 for a long time now. Had it rebuild once already and now for the second time I have lost all rebound. Its all spring. So I tore into it today to see what I could find (if anything) well first off there was no nitrogen in the bladder. After an hour trying to get the cir clips out I pulled out the rod and found that there was a long piece of plastic that looked like a bushing wedged in the valve. I have no idea where it came from or how it managed to become wedged in the valve/stack. I will attempt to upload a picture of it. Any ideas what it could be?

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Well, that looks like a piston band.

But your piston has an intact one installed. At least this is what I can see on the pics, right?!

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Correct I thought the same thing it was the band that goes around the piston...however there is one on it. So I have no clue where it came from. Suspension was built by MB1 back in the day when I was racing it (06-07) and then the shock was rebuilt by MB1 when it broke the first time back in 08 because I was running the suspension on my 08 450. I think im going to put everything back togather and see if it works. Besides the biggest problem was the lack of nitrogen in the bladder

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Well, thats very bad.

Something like that should not happen when you get your suspension to a shop like MB1.

 

I would give them a call...

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Well at this point its not a big deal. The bike has been sitting for years and I decided to fix it up so my dad ciuld ride it. Im going to clean it up and reassemble It and see what happens

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