removing the shock body stopper

jaguar

Subscriber
Joined
Jul 29, 2000
Messages
1,450
Likes
76
Location
South America
#1
help!
I've got the shock drained and the spring off and the manual says to put two skinny metal shafts in the two little holes at the sides and "pull off" the stop. YEAH, RIGHT! I've been prying and I even heated the shock body and the thing won't budge. Is there some special thingie inside that I'm supposed to move first?
If you've successfully done this then please tell me how you did it so I can get mine apart and change the seals. thanks guys
 

wibby

Mod Ban
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
997
Likes
0
#2
I took an old flat bladed screwdriver and ground the tip down until it was small enough to fit and used it to pry it off.
That part is easy compared to pulling the bladder out :eek:
 

jaguar

Subscriber
Joined
Jul 29, 2000
Messages
1,450
Likes
76
Location
South America
#4
thanks guys
I worked until 3AM last night but got it all done except for replacing the piston teflon bushing. I replaced the dust wiper, main seal, o-ring, and bottoming bumper (mine was worn down and letting the rear tire smack the fender when bottoming).
It should be good for a long time now.
 

jaguar

Subscriber
Joined
Jul 29, 2000
Messages
1,450
Likes
76
Location
South America
#8
Here's the list of stuff I got from MXSouth:

Kayaba shock bumper #29-239 $10.71
Kayaba shock seal #29-081 $14
Kayaba piston o-ring #29-1002 $15
14mm shaft dust wiper #29-189 $4
PS universal preload adjuster tool #68-310 $22
And
Bel Ray HVI 5W suspension fluid #44-0491 $12

To replace the main seal I had to bend out a metal lip that was holding in the top-out bumper, remove the bumper, remove the washer, then replace the seal.