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Is the KYB canister on the rear shock gas filled or air?

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  • anthony gholson Oct 07, 2010

    What does the nitrogen do for the rear shock? And is it adjustable?

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Should be filled with nitrogen gas unless some one was working in it and did not know not to use plain air.

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    David Belcher Oct 07, 2010

    The nitrogen allows the components to work better at higher temperatures, resists moisture , resists heat build up , should help the shock last longer. A professional shock rebuilder can revalve a racing shock for your weight and riding style . Do not trust the local shop(most of them just guess). You need to find a mechanic from a race team who rebuilds shocks on the side. For an XR250 it is probably not worth the expense and trouble to pay a knowledgable rebuilder to set your shock up. You should be able to set the spring tension on the shock to your weight. This should be adequate for the offroad riding done on an XR. For more serious offroad riding consider a CR.

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