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Hey all,

I am starting to tune the shocks a little. I have been setting my pressures at full droop. Is this the best way? I set pressure at low ride height and it just seem to get real stiff.



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Re: charging shocks

Its the only way, you have to take the weight right off the shocks when setting pressure, like that for all machines.
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Hey all,

I am starting to tune the shocks a little. I have been setting my pressures at full droop. Is this the best way? I set pressure at low ride height and it just seem to get real stiff.
here is a good read info on fox air shocks like revolts have
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Hey all,

I am starting to tune the shocks a little. I have been setting my pressures at full droop. Is this the best way? I set pressure at low ride height and it just seem to get real stiff.
Can you please post the setup you use to charge your shocks, where to purchase a link etc.
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Hey all,

I am starting to tune the shocks a little. I have been setting my pressures at full droop. Is this the best way? I set pressure at low ride height and it just seem to get real stiff.
Can you please post the setup you use to charge your shocks, where to purchase a link etc.
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Re: charging shocks

I just went to a local gas (argon, oxygen, acetylene, nitrogen) supplier, bought a tank and regulator, found a hose and chuck that could handle 300PSI. The only air chuck I found was Dixon that showed 300PSI. I would like to add the gauge that mounts to the shock for a more accurate reading but this set up works good. Nitrogen refills are under $15. I use it for my tires too since nitrogen reacts less to heat than air. more constant tire pressures while racing.

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Re: charging shocks

Mike at RRP has a little valve, that will keep the pressure setting, better than just a shrader valve.

Set the pressure on the regulator. Screw the valve on and open the No-Loss-Chuck. The shock will fill, then close the chuck. Remove the chuck from the shock, with no pressure loss. Slick!
You can adjust several shocks and they'll all have the same setting.

Mike suggested I buy 6 feet of hose, so I can set the bottle on the ground and still reach the shocks.

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Mike at RRP has a little valve, that will keep the pressure setting, better than just a shrader valve.

Set the pressure on the regulator. Screw the valve on and open the No-Loss-Chuck. The shock will fill, then close the chuck. Remove the chuck from the shock, with no pressure loss. Slick!
You can adjust several shocks and they'll all have the same setting.

Mike suggested I buy 6 feet of hose, so I can set the bottle on the ground and still reach the shocks.

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If you are going to build your own set up definitely pick up the valve that Bearfoot posted a link too. They are really easy to use. I actually got mine from the local Cat dealer. I used an air chuck for a while and then switched over when I found I could order one through Cat. Like Jeff said they are rated at 300 psi so you have to be careful that your regulator is set correctly. A rear shock on a Revolt is 275 psi in the rear from the factory. Not a lot of room for error.

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