Original Blade - rear shock rebuild/service possible?
Does anybody know if a rear shock unit from a 93 blade can be rebuilt / refurbished ? Iíve read in some bike mags that they are a Ďsealed unití and Ďplan to buy a new aftermarket oneí. This often means they are sealed unless you have the skills to open them up, refurb them, machine/ weld etc.
When I ask if itís possible, I mean by a skilled local suspension specialist company who deal with road, race suspension daily and are an official Ohlins dealer too. Iíve been told yes but just wanted to double checks this, rather than strip the bike down and remove the existing unit, only to be told itís not possible, when I turn up with it. From reading other threads i have picked up on the fact that it seems that the nitrogen bladder in the stock item is not rechargeable although it is possible to strip the shock and mount a 'conventional' bladder in there.
I plan to rebuild the rear suspension, bushes, bearings, re grease etc & overall the front forks too while Iím at it etc, over the winter here in Oz and want to know if I can have the rear shock re valved / serviced or whether I need to source a new rear shock. Yes we have a winter here and itís done nothing but piss it down with rain since I got back from the TT & Nurburgring L
The bike is in quite good original condition and I wish to keep it this way, if possible. The existing unit is very tired as you can imagine and I just wanted to freshen up the suspension i.e Iím not looking for a high performance shock, for serious use etc.
Any advice / experience on this matter would be greatly appreciated.