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Penske rear shock install advise.

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  1. wvrider1

    wvrider1 Well-Known Member

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    Look at the 2nd post in this thread
     
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    I understand but then why is the air valve pointing to the left side of the bike where you cant get at it? In the Witchdoctor video they show the air valve pointing to the right side of the bike. At first I had it your way then I switched it around. Please know that I am not trying to argue with you I just want to do it right this last time. By the time I get this done I will be able to do it in my sleep. LOL........... Thank you so much, I will go out and look at the inside part of the swing arm. Bruce.
     
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    3rd times a charm. Just finished it up, boy there isn't much room between the spring and the swing arm. Can't see the air valve at all, it is buried in the LH side of the frame. Thanks for all the help and information. Now if it would cool off just a bit I could go try it out.
     
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    just a note, a normal person should never touch that air valve. That is for servicing the shock, not adjustment. If i'm wrong, i'm sure someone will correct me. lol
     
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    I don't think you are wrong and maybe @PreachSF can chime in. It comes adjusted for your individual needs.
     
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    Yes, the shrader valve is for servicing & probably shouldn’t be touched by us mere mortals. The big nut up top is to adjust preload ie lowering the nut ( tightening )will stiffen the spring & raising the nut ( loosen ) will soften the spring. The thumbwheel on bottom end of shock is for adjusting the rebound, if you order a shock from conquest or penske they will make sure you get the correct spring for your weight / style & can set it close for you but once it’s installed you really should adjust the sag (by turning the big nut on top ) and then dial it in even better by using the thumbwheel on bottom. The Penske also allows you to adjust the bikes ride height via the clevis on bottom end of shock. If your the tinkering type you’ll enjoy the riding, data logging, adjusting the shock & repeating, many have just left it alone from Conquests initial settings without complaints. If your riding style is aggressive, ride two up, if you put a lot of weight on the bike or if you ride lots of curvy roads a suspension that’s on the little stiffer side does best. Setting your sag is the most important part of having a good, full motion range, comfortable, smooth suspension & the best quality of ride.
     
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    The shock is Nitrogen filled, DO NOT TOUCH THE SCHRADER VALVE ! It is only there for servicing the shock.
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    more than welcome!
     
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    Hello, I am looking to purchase one , IS IT WORTH IT?
     
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    Absolutely! I'm one of the ones that had issues with the oem air shock from the first year i owned it. My bike rides like it should have from the factory, now. Wish I would have done it years ago
     
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    I have no regrets.
     
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    Yes I am very happy with my Penske shock. High quality product , I have owned Ohlin shocks, Wilbers, Kings, Fox, and Hagon . This shock rates right up there with the best and is well worth the money.You will not be disapointed if you choose to go this route.
     
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    just an FYI on these shocks right now ..... we are STILL waiting for Penske to finish another run of these shock bodies for us. Been waiting MONTHS, so i apologize to anyone that wants to pull the trigger right now.

    We have been calling almost every day to try to find out why the hell this is taking so long. There is a large demand for these this year, and we have never had this much of an issue getting Penske to build these shocks. But, whenever they finish these up, we are the first ones to get them in stock.
     
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    What's the price on these whenever they get back in stock?
     

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