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RFY shocks 12 Nov 2020 21:58 #838411

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Moved these clips to a new topic. There was another one in 2011 but it ended without a final verdict.
I'll be adding to this thread on how they work and if I have them rebuilt. :whistle:
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We'll see how these work out. Cheaper than a tire. :whistle:
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RFY shocks 14 Nov 2020 07:11 #838474

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They look sexy :evil:
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RFY shocks 14 Nov 2020 12:47 #838483

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Now to dial them in.
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RFY shocks 14 Nov 2020 17:35 #838492

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I think I got them too stiff.
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RFY shocks 15 Nov 2020 06:26 #838509

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See how this works
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RFY shocks 16 Nov 2020 08:21 #838550

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Getting my handling and ride height back. B)
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RFY shocks 17 Nov 2020 07:21 #838580

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They say these are shipped without gas in them only a small amount of oil and air. I'm going to try putting more in them to see what happens. 75PSI seems a bit much so we'll see. :unsure:
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RFY shocks 17 Nov 2020 18:52 #838593

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Got some interesting info on these shocks.
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Page 14-25 rfy are rip off of ohlins 36 shocks but that lack the bleeder hole. Milled and drilled and taped mine for the screw
I asked if I should drill and tap the top boss or the bottom.
Either is fine. I installed a screw with a hole through it so a could attach a hose with the boss up and get all the air out of the oil side and set the level in the reservoir
Then he sent me this
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RFY shocks 18 Nov 2020 20:04 #838620

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I've got the same shocks on my KZ750LTD. Really happy with them, they've been on for a few years now and held up well.

From what I've seen (and what everyone else as told me), the main issue with them is quality control, but not in the machining so much as the assembly. Without the bleeder getting them assembled without letting air into the oil is difficult, so while some are good out of the box, some are not. You can take the spring off without a compressor and try compressing the shock - if the travel is smooth all the way along, congratulations you've won the QC lottery! But sometimes there will be extra air in the line and it won't move smoothly. The only way to fix this is to tap in the bleed nipple as mentioned above, or dismantle and carefully reassemble without letting air in.
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RFY shocks 25 Nov 2020 07:42 #838909

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Next will be the oil.
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Still dialing them in.
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