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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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  3. Nov 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    Requesting some help from the shock gods, how/what's the best way to turn the resi hose elbow, I've tried a wrench and it's not moving there charged up I'd rather not uncharge them if it's possible there isn't a lot of shock places in Washington
     
  4. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    You are going to have a hard time moving them with that much pressure on the threads. You are playing with fire, let the pressure out of them and get them recharged after you get your hoses routed. I have a Nitrogen set up if you need it, but I'm a few hours away. I'm sure you can find someone local, call the bike shops.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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  6. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    ok thanks for the heads up, ill check around for a shop with nitrogen, so just de-charge them and try to turn it again?
     
  7. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Yeah. I bet if you let some pressure off it will turn pretty easy. You might even try drooping the suspension or removing the shock to relieve some pressure. If it's corroded bad, spray some break free on it and let it sit.
    Sometimes the elbow (made of steel) will corrode in the aluminum. Any time dissimilar metals touch corrosion happens.

    In other news...I love this shot!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZtzrbe6Ixo
     
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  8. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    What shocks are they? You should be able loosen the JIC fitting at the elbow and then move the hose/point the elbow in what ever direction you need and then tighten back up. But yes they will need to be depressurization.
     
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  9. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    there king 2.5x6, doing a MT set up, heres the pics of the shocks, [​IMG]
    [​IMG] i just need to turn the fittings down to run under the UCA
     
  10. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    The pressure won't make a difference , the part you are trying to turn is tapered pipe theads , going to take a large wrench and alot of force
     
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    Yep, should be able to turn those with a big wrench^^

    Mine are different...JIC fittings
     
  12. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    Alright thanks, one of them I need to tighten to get it under the uca and the other loosen a 1/4 turn anything besides a big wrench I should know or look out for
     
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    Mine took a long ass bar to turn it
     
  14. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Yup, nothin else. I left them kinda tight and i left them that way so you can have all the threads to use just in case but looking at it now you have room to turn. it. Either turn it when its in the mount or in a big vise.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Thanks I'll give it a shot this week and report back
     
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    okay guys, so I have most of you know I am having rear axle wrap, also when I Drive on the street, & I hit the gas it feels like one side of the truck rises up and the other side stays put. I just measured the distance from the front spring hanger to the rear shackle pivot and they are a quarter inch off. Would that be the cause for both of the above issues?

    obviously it does need fixed, I am just curious as to what issues it is going to fix as well.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    What is everyone's experience with FOA shocks? Are they just as good as king/fox/swayaway and the like?
     
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    Yes, that will have a lot to do with it....You might be able to get away with augering out the holes a little and welding washers on...

    FOA stands for Fox Of Asia. If you are flat broke and REAAAAALY need shocks, go for it. Buy the best shocks you can afford. Check out Radflo, they have reasonably priced shocks that are equal quality to fox and king- http://www.radflo.com/moto/default
     
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