124 wrote:Did you recharge the Nitrogen (N)? Did you make sure that ALL the air is removed from around the bladder?
~ wrote:Yup, it will make it much more harsh.
Try this procedure to evacuate air without collapsing the bladder.
"-Place your assembled rod into the tube and run it through the travel until you have a
minimum amount of air in the circuits and valving. When bleeding don’t
pull too quickly on return as you will create a vacuum behind the piston. Also keep the
fluid level up in the body tube to prevent the rebound ports to go above the fluid level.
-Once the shock piston has been bled, place the rod near the top of the shock. Add fluid
and release the air simutaionsouly. Keep the fluid above the rebound ports, and continue
releasing air until you have no charge on the shock bladder. Pull the rod back up to the
highest point possible without going above the oil line. Top off with fluid and install the
seal head. Release pressure on the bladder as it fills the body with excess oil.
-Install the circlip and bottom out plate. Make sure the plate removal holes are 90 from
center so to make them easy to access when servicing shock again. Install using a soft
mallet. (We recommend a plastic mallet..)
-Charge the shock with 120PSI of clean air.
-Place the shock up right with the lower mount in you vise. Run the shock through full
travel 4-5 times. Check for feel, and inspect all seals for leaks.
-Make sure the rod is fully extended.
-Place the compression adjuster in the highest position.
-Reduce bladder pressure to zero. (If you want it’s best to remove core.. or you can
simply hold valve in during bleed, to allow atmospheric pressure to expand bladder to
-Loosen the adjuster (just loose enough to let the fluid flow out)and let all extra fluid to run out.
At this point I inflate the bladder with no more than a couple pounds of pressure to ensure the bladder is fully inflated.
Then tighten the compression adjuster BEFORE you let the pressure out of the bladder.
-Reinstall Schrader core.
-Charge shock with nitrogen.
-Inspect for any leaks.
-Install spring and set preload.
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