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ok, i have a 09 kx250f, and i ordered a pivot works fork rebuild kit, it comes with o rings, bushings, and the seals/wipers. for the shcok i just ordered the MSR shock seal and i guess the seals have bushings on the inside. but as i looked i seen on the shcok piston theres a ring, but it looks like a bushing. the parts list calls it a pistion ring. i didnt order one of these. do i have to replace it? i have 72.2 hours on my bike. any help is greatly appriciated.:ride::lol:

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If you're replacing the rest of the guts, I'd recommend it. It's the working seal for the piston and it does wear affecting your dampening.

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ok well it seems fine, jsut got back from teh dealer, and i got my shoc seal kit, and the mechanic said dont replace it unless its tore up or in bad shape.

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The piston band is super tight on these shocks. I have piston band load o rings from a 46MM KYB that take some of the excess pressure off the band, gets it down to a good size. Some suspension guys have reported the bands being burned they are so tight.

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