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Items needed for Icon recharge

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by J_Hacker, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Apr 10, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    J_Hacker

    J_Hacker [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So my Icons are needing a rebuild, the rebuild parts will be here tomorrow. Thanks to Wheelers for that. But the dilemma I’m having is I cannot find any place around me to recharge them. I have called a few local motorcycle shops with no luck. So I think I’m going to bite the bullet and get all the stuff to recharge them myself. So the question is what all do I need. I bought the Icon charge needle. And I know I will have to go to a welding supply shop to get the nitrogen, but what else do I need? I found this on eBay; see below. Is that all else that I need? Any tips would be helpful. I know Icon calls for them to be charged to 250psi.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nitrogen-R...w-Shut-off-Valve-Shock-Fill-FOX-/232303512693
     
  2. Apr 10, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    I looked into it a while back and nobody wanted to do it near me. Ended up driving to Tucson and had ADS do it for free. If you figure it out I'd be interested to see how much it all cost.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    So I called around and got some prices today, $125 for a 40 cu ft nitrogen tank first full up is free. This is from a local air gas supplier. And then $160 for the hose and regulator. Then $30 for the Icon charging needle. So total of roughly $315.
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    That's not as bad as I thought it would be. I may invest in that setup considering you can also use it for welding. Sure beats my flux core setup lol
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    You can also do it cheaper by buying a cga 580 regulator off Amazon and a hose and no loss chuck. Instead of the $160 dealio . Thats what i use on a weekly basis. I would not use it for welding gas though yes it works but the guage goes in increments too high for welding.
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Yes did the same last year. Bought a new tank for 65, the regulator for I think 36, the shrader valve for 50 and some other small fittings for roughly 15 combined.

    The fill up of the tank costed me 7 at a local
    welding supply store.

    Small tip on the side...Only recharge the suspension after you mounted them on the truck. So you are still able to compress them to get them on the right length

    Or when you live close to Detroit I would do it for a couple of bucks
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Yes! But actually when recharging shocks do it when they are fully extended as possible. Not sitting at ride height.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Do you think this matters with remote reservoirs?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    Yes all shocks.
     
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  12. May 4, 2019 at 3:01 AM
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