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Old 06-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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ZX-10R rear shock gone bad?

I am currently setting up a ZX-10R rear shock that I got off ebay on my SV (not the best place to buy used bike parts...)

The shock looks a little beat up...probably off a salvage bike.

Anyway, when I turn the rebound and compression damping adjustment screws, there is zero resistance and does not "click" like the ZX-10R manual said it should.

Does this mean that the shock is junk/blown?

Is there a way I can tell the shock is still good before installing it on my bike?

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like it may be blown. Take it to a track day and have p1, or OROR take a look at it
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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IT doesn't click. Just turns. What year shock did you use. The adjustments turn with slight resistance.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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It may just need a nitrogen recharge, then again depending on the year it may not "click" but just turn.
If you bring it by I can look at it for you, no charge.
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IT doesn't click. Just turns. What year shock did you use. The adjustments turn with slight resistance.
I have an 06/07. I think I may have mis-read the service manual. I guess its only supposed to click AFTER you turn it all the way clockwise. For some reason I read that as clicking once after every turn. So I guess the little to no resistance is normal?... thats good news.

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It may just need a nitrogen recharge, then again depending on the year it may not "click" but just turn.
If you bring it by I can look at it for you, no charge.
Patrick thanks again for the help. Does nitrogen typically deplete over time in a rear shock? If so, how often should it be recharged? I live about 2 hours away so I figure I will do all the work on the bike I can first then bring the stuff I cant figure out to you guys all at once.
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It can leak down over time, or some pinhead can jack with the Shraeder valve if equipped.
Go ahead and mount it, if it needs a nitrogen charge I can usually do it on the bike.
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