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Old 01-01-2018, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question Rear shock question

Hi, does anybody know if a 1999 750 shock is nitrogen refillable? I've had a good look over it and there is a bulge on the end of the remote reservoir which looks like it's maybe hiding a valve??? I ask this because my shock has damping with no leaks, but it has a sloppy bit at the top of the travel. could a lack of gas cause this??? or something else??? any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:22 PM   #2
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Worn bushings. It can be rebuilt.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:30 PM   #3
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Not sure if it's something that can be topped off. But I know TMod can rebuild it. I've used him 2x now. He runs Norwest Suspension. Good guy, good service. If you find out it is something you can top off, let us know.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:52 PM   #4
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Thanks, good to know it can be rebuilt. Bushings are all good too. Here is some pic's of the bulge in the end of the reservoir i was on about. dont know whether it unscrews or not. I did try but didnt want to get too brutal.
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That should not be removed. You’ll need an adapter to fill it. For service and upgrade on that contact http://www.norwestsuspension.com Terry, can set you up.

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yeah i wouldnt tinker with that thing. then again the only shock work i ever did was ninja250 rear swaps.
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Ok, thanks for the info. I am in the uk though, but theres a place 20 miles from me that say they will rebuild my shock for £125.
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Ok, thanks for the info. I am in the uk though, but theres a place 20 miles from me that say they will rebuild my shock for £125.
get a properly matched spring for your weight as well
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Another alternative would be to search eBay and get a shock off something newer that will fit into your Katana, You might end up with something better as well, like Ohlins, Progressive, etc. Maybe a proper spring rate too. You never know what you'll find.
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Thanks guys, i will let u know what i come up with.
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