Suspension service question

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actonktm
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Suspension service question

Postby actonktm » Thu May 07, 2015 10:37 pm

My new TE250 has 10 hrs on it and I have been told that I should recharge the nitrogen in the shock and change the fork fluid. Does this sound right?

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Re: Suspension service question

Postby 6daysextreme » Fri May 08, 2015 7:41 am

no

but i can thoroughly recommend you get the suspension professionally set up for your weight and riding preferences.
Its a weird thing to do and there are no bolt on goodies that you can see but its some of the best money i ever spent.



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Re: Suspension service question

Postby Muzzman » Fri May 08, 2015 2:57 pm

Rich,

Its a bit of a dark art to me, who did you use? Rough idea of cost?

Thanks,
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Re: Suspension service question

Postby 6daysextreme » Sun May 10, 2015 5:15 am

Well I used a company called MCT but there are lots out there.
Dr. shox is renowned. Seen a few write ups on his stuff.

The cost varies on what you get done. It's not cheap.

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Re: Suspension service question

Postby big yellow tractor » Sun May 10, 2015 7:31 am

6daysextreme wrote:Well I used a company called MCT but there are lots out there.
Dr. shox is renowned. Seen a few write ups on his stuff.


I can recommend Dr Shox; Chris does a fine job.

6daysextreme wrote:The cost varies on what you get done. It's not cheap.


But, as you said, probably the most important thing you do/have done to a bike.

Be honest with whoever sorts it for you. If you mainly trail-ride, get it set up on the soft-side or make sure it can be adjusted that way. Suspension set up for racing will only work to it's full potential when you're "really on it".
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