RMZ 450 Shock X Ring

Hey every one just curious as to why the x ring shock piston is so bad. can it be made to work well? the shock don't seem to have a lot of stiction is there something else bad about them? cheers for any input!

you can use aftermarket piston

you can use aftermarket piston

yeh but why is the x ring so bad ?

have you  moved the clevis=?

x ring make a very big friction.

Contaminates the oil fast

Does anyone have a rebuild sheet for this shock? Like the one smart performance have on the other shock.

have you  moved the clevis=?

x ring make a very big friction.

 

 

Contaminates the oil fast

thanks for the input fellas

Does anyone have a rebuild sheet for this shock? Like the one smart performance have on the other shock.

I don't have a rebuild sheet sorry

Okey but is there any big different to take it apart and change the oil then on the more traditional showa shocks? And bleed the air out like smart performance way on the showa shock?

I have done many shocks before but no one with x ring

The shaft won't come out the body without the special tool

the shaft come out from body but you will ruin the x ring.

if you change piston you can also use wp shock stock piston.

but need replace oem piston band with mx tech low friction.

you can also use stock  showa id12 shock piston drill to 16.

about x ring removing tool , is a plastic pieces, thats close the circlip hole and x ring come off more easly

the shaft come out from body but you will ruin the x ring.

if you change piston you can also use wp shock stock piston.

but need replace oem piston band with mx tech low friction.

you can also use stock  showa id12 shock piston drill to 16.

about x ring removing tool , is a plastic pieces, thats close the circlip hole and x ring come off more easly

Ok thank's. In that case it sounds like I live it and only change the oil without removing the shaft. Is suzuki still using the x ring on the new bikes?

If I buy the tool it's possible to take it out without ruin the x ring? Where can I buy the tool?

Racetech do a tool, very cheap.

all new rmz have x ring on shock. with the tool you can remove the piston without ruin x ring. yes

racetech sell tool also other brand .if you need only change oil on shock dont need remove the shaft

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