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Releasing gas and draining gas-filled shock absorbers (front)

Releasing gas from front gas-filled shock absorber and draining (conventional suspension)

  • Clamp gas-filled shock absorber vertically in vice, with piston rod pointing downwards.
WARNING

Safety goggles must be worn when drilling.

  • Drill a 3 mm Ø hole -A- through outer tube of shock absorber.

Note Gas will escape during drilling.

  • Continue to drill until the inside pipe (depth of approx. 25 mm) has been drilled through.
  • Drill a 6 mm Ø hole -B- through outer and inner tube of shock absorber.
  • Hold shock absorber over an oil drip tray. Move the piston rod back and forth over its full extension until no further oil escapes.

Technical data

Releasing gas and draining front gas-filled shock absorbers, DCC shock absorbers

  • Clamp gas-filled shock absorber vertically in vice.
WARNING

Safety goggles must be worn when drilling.

  • Drill a 3 mm Ø hole -A- through outer tube of shock absorber.

Note Gas will escape during drilling.

  • Continue to drill until the inside pipe (depth of approx. 25 mm) has been drilled through.
  • Drill a 6 mm Ø hole -B- through outer and inner tube of shock absorber.
  • Hold shock absorber over an oil drip tray. Move the piston rod back and forth over its full extension until no further oil escapes.

Releasing gas from rear gas-filled shock absorber and draining

Releasing gas from rear gas-filled shock absorber and draining (conventional suspension)

  • Clamp gas-filled shock absorber vertically in vice.
WARNING

Safety goggles must be worn when drilling.

  • Drill a 3 mm Ø hole -A- through outer tube of shock absorber.

Note Gas will escape during drilling.

  • Continue to drill until the inside pipe (depth of approx. 25 mm) has been drilled through.
  • Drill a 6 mm Ø hole -B- through outer and inner tube of shock absorber.
  • Hold shock absorber over an oil drip tray. Move the piston rod back and forth over its full extension until no further oil escapes.

Releasing gas and draining rear gas-filled shock absorbers, DCC shock absorbers

  • Clamp gas-filled shock absorber vertically in vice.
WARNING

Safety goggles must be worn when drilling.

  • Drill a 3 mm Ø hole -A- through outer tube of shock absorber.

Note Gas will escape during drilling.

  • Continue to drill until the inside pipe (depth of approx. 25 mm) has been drilled through.
  • Drill a 6 mm Ø hole -B- through outer and inner tube of shock absorber.
  • Hold shock absorber over an oil drip tray. Move the piston rod back and forth over its full extension until no further oil escapes.

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