MARTIN HAGON’S THREE TOP TIPS
When replacing your shock, pay attention to the linkages and their bearings as well as the swingarm bearings. Aside from getting the best from your new shock there’s the safety issue too.
Air gap is the most reliable way of getting the correct amount of oil in your forks, especially as getting all the old oil out otherwise means a complete stripdown. Manufacturers rarely fit oil drain screws on forks these days.
When making adjustments, work in small increments and ride around a bit on the new settings as things always take a little time to settle down.