Motopower Video Productions LLC
Kayaba Shock General Description (DVD: SYZ25001D)
Designed for Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki motorcycles. The Service manual recommends that the shock oil and seals be replaced
each year. Shock valves and shims are changed to set the
suspension just the way you like it. I don’t know about
you, but I can’t afford to pay a shop more than $200 for
suspension maintenance. The cost of the oil, seals, shims and
valves are relatively inexpensive. Most of the cost is the shop
labor. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do it yourself with
confidence just like the pro’s do? We’ll show you how
to maintain your shock for a fraction of one service charge.
LABOR cost per occurrence
Estimated occurrences per year
Estimated time it will take to do the procedure after watching the video
3 year savings
Shock oil, seal and valves
Clips from the DVD:
This DVD is designed for those who
prefer watching a demonstration rather than reading a manual or
fumbling your way through the process. After watching our
detailed step-by-step video, you should be able to service your shock
in approximately 2 hours (not including the nitrogen charge) if you
possess moderate mechanical skills.
We’ll show you how to do this
in your garage with minimal special tools. The mechanic speaks
slowly so you can watch the video and take notes if you like.
Unlike most maintenance videos that focus on the actor, this video is
shot at close range so you can see the details. You can see each
part through disassembly and reassembly. No steps are skipped.
What you’ll get:
A detailed video performed by a
certified motorcycle mechanic on a 2001 Yamaha YZ 250
What you'll need:
Tools and Supplies
Shock Sag Calculations
This DVD contains the following:
- A DVD sectioned into chapters so you can find information quickly (Shock removal, Maintenance, replacement)
- Detailed tool list
- How to remove the seat, subframe and shock from the motorcycle
- How to disassemble and clean the shock
- Basic operation of the unit
- Description of valve and shim replacement
- How to replace the seal
- Complete reassembly
- Proper oil filling and air bleeding procedure
- Proper re-installation procedure.
- Bonus section - How to properly set the sag and determine if you need a different spring
What you don’t get:
- Specific torque settings.
- Consult your service manual since this procedure applies to many motorcycles and your bike may contain aftermarket parts.
- Recommendations on shim modifications
- We recommend you talk with your local shop or consult racetech.com, ktmtalk.com or thumpertalk.com since riding preference and trail conditions need to be factored into the decision.
Top reasons to use our DVDs:
- People learn faster from and instructional DVD than from reading a repair manual.
- You’ll be more confident of doing the task after watching a professional than you would be after reading the service / repair manual.
- Service / repair manuals don’t show you how to make your own tools. Some of our instructional DVD’s show you how to make inexpensive tools.
- Service / repair manuals don’t go into the same detail as found in the DVD.
- The DVD applies to more types of bikes than the service / repair manual covers.
- You can preview the level of effort required to do the job before you start. This is difficult to assess with the service / repair manual.
- The service / repair manual generally shows one way to do the task. When applicable, the DVD will show several ways.
- Sometimes the service / repair manual recommends removing parts (Radiators / carburetors) that aren’t necessary to be removed to do the procedure correctly.
- The service / repair manual doesn’t describe how the parts operate. The DVD describes how some parts operate.
- We recommend using the motorcycle repair or service manual as a reference for specifications.
- However, there’s nothing better than watching someone do the procedure.
- The repair manual just isn’t as good as a video when it comes to showing and describing a process.