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Shock Servicing

             

SHOCK SERVICING

SERVICE REQUEST FORM

Please download the form and include a printed copy with the return of your shock(s) to; Nitron Racing Systems, Southfield Road, Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 4JB

Nitron Racing Shocks

Nitron shocks have been designed and built to provide many years of exceptional performance, however, as with any performance product, it is recommended that they are regularly serviced by Nitron or a Nitron Approved Service Centre to ensure they are kept in optimum condition.

RECOMMENDED SERVICE INTERVALS

The frequency of a recommended service varies according to the individual schedule received with the shock, however the recommended servicing schedules are detailed below.

For arduous Race use, the service time frames are dependent on application.

Automotive

Race Use-Annually/Off-Season
Road/Track-20,000 – 30,000 km / 12,000 – 18,000 miles
 
Motorcycle
 
Race Use-Every 10 - 15 hours or 1 Year
Road/Track-20,000 – 30,000 km / 12,000 – 18,000 miles
                     or 2 Years

PRICING for NTR R1 (1-Way)

Full Service/Rebuild | $149.50


Pricing for NTR R2 (2 or 3-Way)

Full Service/Rebuild | $194.50

SERVICE levels

Nitron offers 2 levels of servicing for all our shocks:

Short Service/Rebuild

  • Fully clean and degrease in a chemical tank
  • Oil change
  • Piston assembly strip, inspection and clean
  • Strip and replace shaft seals
  • Strip and replace main body o-rings

Full Service/Rebuild

All of the Short Rebuild plus:

  • Full main body strip-down, inspection and clean
  • Full replacement of all seals, shims, scrapers and back-up rings
  • End cap removal, inspection, cleaning and re-assembly
  • Adjuster mechanism strip-down, clean, re-calibration and re-assembly
  • Nitrogen re-gas to specified pressure
  • Dyno performance test (2 and 3 way only)

Please note that any additional parts requiring replacement due to wear and tear, misuse or incorrect installation will be chargeable at the standard cost. Any additional work will be discussed with you before being undertaken.

We reserve the right to charge an additional cleaning fee of $20 per shock if they are found to be particularly dirty.

WARRANTY

Automotive

Nitron warrants all its products and accessories against design and material defect for a period of 2 years from date of purchase. Uniquely, Nitron offer a rolling 12 month parts and labour warranty on all shocks that are serviced by a Nitron Approved Service Centre.

Motorcycle

Nitron warrants all its motorcycle products and accessories against design and material defect for a period of 5 years from date of purchase. The warranty does not cover any such failure due to incorrect fitment or use and does not extend to any other part of the motorcycle. All NTR shocks require specific maintenance detailed above. Failure to comply with the installation and maintenance procedures may result in avoidable damage caused to the shock or motorcycle. Servicing by an authorised Nitron service centre at the intervals specified above must be adhered to as a condition of the warranty.

Uniquely, Nitron offer a rolling 12 month parts and labour warranty on all shocks that are serviced by a Nitron Approved Service Centre.


WHY SERVICE?

Shocks are serviced and rebuilt to ensure they perform at their optimum level throughout their operating life. The stresses and forces encountered with road and track riding or racing eventually begin to deplete the shearing ability of the oil within the shock which leads to a drop in damping performance.

A full inspection and service by either Nitron or an Authorised Nitron Service Centre is the only way to ensure your Nitron shock continues to perform at the same high level as it was designed to do when it left was brand new for many years to come.

If you need any advice on the correct type of service for your shock or have any other questions regarding servicing, please contact us.

SPRING REMOVAL / PRE-LOAD ADJUSTMENT

Here is a video tutorial to show you how to remove and refit springs and adjust spring pre-load. If you have any questions or queries regarding this video, please contact our technical department