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is it possible to turn down the stock RMZ shock piston ('14 rmz250) to fit a piston band?

and, after few years of experience, is it worth to swap the x-ring for a piston band?

 

thank you very much

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I use Showa pistons from other Showa shocks, just change the 12mm id centre for 16mm id. Then use a low friction band

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I use Showa pistons from other Showa shocks, just change the 12mm id centre for 16mm id. Then use a low friction band

using the same shim stacks?

nevertheless I'm searching for a "cheap" conversion.

I haven't the shock right here, so want to be prepared when i get it...

 

thanks karlace :thumbsup:

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What problems are you having with the x ring band

I have no problems, my KX has a piston band :D

my buddy has a brand new rmz and I was thinking of improving his shock. that's why I am asking

if it's worth to swap the x-ring...

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I use to change every piston, but once the shock is hot, I don't think the x ring is a problem. Not saying a normal piston band isn't better, just saying once shock is working temperature I think they are fine. Just try to chech sag once the shock is warm aswell

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Mxt has a conversion kit.

And you get the low friction band with it.

I don't like the x ring.

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Cheap conversion is ktm piston(pds or linkage ) but then it's starting fresh on shim stacks , I did a bleed shim setup on a pds piston

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Cheap conversion is ktm piston(pds or linkage ) but then it's starting fresh on shim stacks , I did a bleed shim setup on a pds piston

Marcus ever had any issues with wp shock valves cracking and leaving small parts in oil?

I am not that confident on wp valve quality.

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Pds or linkage or forks ? But no I never have ??

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Linkage shock . I've seen it a couple of times and worries me a bit.

One actually did damaged the shock.

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Cheap conversion is ktm piston(pds or linkage ) but then it's starting fresh on shim stacks , I did a bleed shim setup on a pds piston

yeah, I read this before. but don't want to test new stacks as the rider isn't unhappy with the shock...

I will take a look on the shock, then decide what to do,

thanks guys :thumbsup:

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once its just a freak occurance,

or did it happen twice??

Saw it on 2 different shocks.

One was opened before the other not.

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That's worrying and I can't tell what part that is or why it would do that

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You can see the crack on the left.

This is how it came out, before I disassembled the valve.

I am glad it not happened to somebody else , even though I came across twice.

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Edited by DinoY

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