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post #1 of 4 Old Jun 11th, 2011, 4:39 pm Thread Starter
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'04 kgt switching rear shocks

i'm switching my rear shock with one with lower mileage. can i leave the old preload knob and line in place and simply unbolt and bolt back onto the newer shock? i know there's oil in there, but will i harm anything if i do it quickly? .
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Re: '04 kgt switching rear shocks

i replaced my shocks with some used oem shocks. bike rides like new. i used the original adjuster.knob on the rear. i disconnected it, installed it to the replacement shock, then removed the hydraulic line at the adjuster and refilled the adjuster with oil. all is good.........with 65k on original shocks, i had no idea how spooky handling had become in corners. all good here..............
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Why?
There is only one bolt holding the adjuster knob to the pivot and there is no opportunity to introduce air into the unit. Am I missing something here?

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Re: '04 kgt switching rear shocks

one post said the piston on the adjuster will lose oil. i removed screw, pushed piston all the way down and filled it with oil. it works great!
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