Yamaha Shock Rebuilds

"Dear Ralph" September 13, 2006 0
Dear Ralph: After reading the latest SnowTech and seeing the picture of the oil from inside an Arctic Cat shock, I decided to take...

Dear Ralph:
After reading the latest SnowTech and seeing the picture of the oil from inside an Arctic Cat shock, I decided to take your advice. I am going to have the shocks from our two 2006 Yamaha Rages serviced. The local shock guy has not done these shocks, so I need your help. We require the correct nitrogen pressure and oil type (if special type is required), plus any other info you think we need.
Lawrence Lansberry
Saskatchewan, CA

Yamaha does not readily disclose their shock specifications to independent shops that perform rebuilds. Instead, Yamaha has a list of “authorized” shock rebuild centers that are provided with all pertinent information, tools and support. Your Yamaha dealer should be able to forward the shocks to one of these rebuild centers, or provide you with the closest center to you.

Also, the rebuildable shocks found on Yamaha snowmobiles typically last far longer between rebuilds than those typically found on Arctic Cat and Polaris models. Unless your 2006 Rage models have several thousand miles on them, I wouldn’t be particularly concerned. Yes, they’ll work better with a rebuild, but it is not as critical of an issue as it is with other shocks.

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