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DR350 97' rear shock too soft

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Hallo everyone. first of all, sorry if my english is not so well. hope you'll understand me.

my name is Guy and i'm in the middle of a project for my bike (you may see it here. ignore the hebrew there are a lot of pics...)

I separated the rear shock parts. I filled nitrogen 145psi in the gas tank,

and filled 2.5# oil in the shock.

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currently the shock is very soft even though I tightened the rings on top of the shock, and turned the little screw to "hard" mod.

where i went wrong? is it possible that there is a problem with the gas piston or anything else?

if you guys need more pics or info just ask.

thanx, Guy.

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DR350 shock calls for "10w" fluid. You will have to re-fill with the correct oil. 2.5w is way too thin for the valving in this shock. Make sure you get shock fluid and not "fork oil". They are not the same.

Buy a new bottom out bumper for the shock. It is active over 25% of the shock travel and you are in for some real hard landings without one, probably hard enough to damage the shock or linkage.

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depending on how much you weigh, they make different spring rates. I chose an 8.1 rating, cause I'm a bit bigger at 240.

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The 10w in your link above should be fine. I did not see the bottom out bumper in the first pics. The original bumper should be about twice as high. I bought a replacement for my shock rebuild from Racetech. They also carry the Gold valve and seals / bushings for the shock and forks.

Shock rebuild w/ pics: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=723129&highlight

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