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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2018, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Worked on bike today for a bit. Put a new spring on the Penske shock a few weeks ago. I figured the new spring I installed is getting broken in. Seems the rear end has actually gotten softer. So I figured I would just tighten the spring a few turns. Well I did it the lazy way, I did NOT raise the back of the bike off the ground. So I proceed to turn the adjuster on the spring a couple of turns to make it tighter. Next thing I know I hear air release, so it was not air it was nitrogen out of the rear shock, bummer. When I turned the spring to tighten it unscrewed the top part of the shock apart enough to let the gas charge out. So I then I jacked the back tire up off the ground. Screwed the shock back together, then I reset the spring/sag. So now I have to charge the shock with nitrogen again, not to hard , not fun. So personally I would recommend after my fun times today to raise the bike up before adjusting the Penske shock, or it could shock you by gassing off at you.
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Good thing you found the issue and were able to fix it!


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Worked on bike today for a bit. Put a new spring on the Penske shock a few weeks ago. I figured the new spring I installed is getting broken in. Seems the rear end has actually gotten softer. So I figured I would just tighten the spring a few turns. Well I did it the lazy way, I did NOT raise the back of the bike off the ground. So I proceed to turn the adjuster on the spring a couple of turns to make it tighter. Next thing I know I hear air release, so it was not air it was nitrogen out of the rear shock, bummer. When I turned the spring to tighten it unscrewed the top part of the shock apart enough to let the gas charge out. So I then I jacked the back tire up off the ground. Screwed the shock back together, then I reset the spring/sag. So now I have to charge the shock with nitrogen again, not to hard , not fun. So personally I would recommend after my fun times today to raise the bike up before adjusting the Penske shock, or it could shock you by gassing off at you.
This saying came to mind...."The lazy man always works the hardest."
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Pain you nailed it. When ever we try to take a short cut it seems like it bites us in the a$$. Hopefully nobody else has this happen to them.
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At the very least, your experience may help someone else not do this.


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put a penske on my 2013 hammer, adjusted several times + never thought about jacking it up! prolly makes adjusting easier for sure. a great shock for sure when it makes the "jack" hammer ride good, the lighter more compliant night dragon prolly helped as well!!
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