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improving the shock on ´10 RMZ 450?

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im about to do my first oil change on a shock. it has 80 hours on it. should probably have been done earlier, but i never knew how...

while i have it of the bike, is there anything i can improve inside? i like the way my bike handles, but im sure things could be better. im vet-B racing MX.

on sand, im at max on LSC, but dont feel the need for more, so i guess im ok? or? and how about blue-printing the inside, would i benefit from that?

any advice?

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have you got the tools to do the showa? they are a pain.

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i have no special tools available. this would be the first time i ever take a shock apart. the oil change looks simple, according to the manual.

maybe i can make the tools needed?

but i gotta learn sometime. :lol:

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do lots of research into the 10 showa on this forum

, you need to buy a tool to stop you ripping the x ring and learn how to remove the peening correctly on the shaft ( hardest peening to remove of any shock IMO) then learn how to fully bleed it

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a search didnt really help.

but all the things you mention are only nessecary if i have a reason to take the shock apart. :lol:

otherwise, i´ll just change the oil for now.

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you need the tool to remove the piston from shock! if you dont have it you can t take off the piston and change the bushing.after 80 hours you need change it

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and learn how to remove the peening correctly on the shaft ( hardest peening to remove of any shock IMO)

Ain't that the truth mog:thumbsup: Plus you can't find the right size and thread pitch nuts anywhere around here that I know of. I've got the right size tap & die for them but if most of the threads are gone it doesn't matter.

doc

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i think the suzuki manual shows just changing the oil thru the comp adj,i think thats what he means.not totally disassembly and valving changes.

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i think the suzuki manual shows just changing the oil thru the comp adj,i think thats what he means.not totally disassembly and valving changes.

exactly.

and i think thats what ill do. it does sound like a disassembly is not worth the trouble as long as the shock is doing ok

thanks all.

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Just depends on how good you want the job to be. In my shop everything is always torn completely down, inspected & built as well as I can....

doc

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