Can anybody help me on how to add oil to rear Showa shock and bleed off? I had to the change spring and unlike most bikes you have to take the rebound damping adjuster off to get the spring off so of course I lost some oil. Any help would be thankful.
On the 2000 cr250 the seat that the shock sits in does not have an opening like most bikes, so you can not slide it off the shock rod. the shock rod connects to the rebound damping adjuster and bracket. You have to take it off to get the seat off.
1.Loosen the ring nuts that adjust the spring tension all the way loose so the spring flops about.
2. At the end with the rebound adjuster, separate the spring collar at the shoulder. Do this by holding the bottom out bumper and whacking that part of the collar that touchs the spring back towards the spring - if it is dirty it will appear to be one piece, it's not. I use a plastic hammer and whack around the edge evenly all around.
Once these pieces are separated, remove the wire circlip and then the collar can be removed.
See HERE for a picture. The wire ring is 21, the collar 31 separates from the piece with no number between the bottom out bumper 10 and shaft(rod) 9.
OK so I screwed up I just looked at it and the collar slides up revealing a clip or retaining ring. So do i have to carry the shock to a pro to get it filled with oil and bled off? I guess you learn fromm your mistakes. That sucks!