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    EQUALIZER 2 maintenance

    hello wanted to share this with you

    EL PPT
    Equalizer 2
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    https://rapidshare.com/#!download|77...0D7C68EFA69768


    hope you like
    Last edited by naranzeta; 06-24-2013 at 06:42 AM.

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    no ANSWERS????

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    Great. thanks for the information post
    Performed a minor service today as the piston shaft was exposed about 7mm, I did it by simply removing the two small screws (valves) with a modified jewelers’ screwdriver and then via a very small syringe added approx. 4ml of new suspension oil, and bingo, the shaft now retracts fully back.. You should note that there is a small insert spring in each of the screws, so go gently.
    It would appear that when the oil migrates to either the (-) of (+) chambers it is the lack of oil in the main chamber that causes the piston to be exposed.
    Turned out to be an easy job.

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    Thanks, friend, but remember that you have more oil than you need in the -air chamber and it modifie your air presure

    I want ivite you to the spanish Scott Genius forum were we write longer about Genius.

    ¿Cuantas SCOTT GENIUS recorren nuestras montañas? Censo de GENIUS - Página 923

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    naranzeta
    Thanks for the link
    What I did was to remove all air and cycle the shock with the (+) chamber valve compressed and the (-) chamber valve removed, and I got a little oil out. This time it seems that the oil migrated to the (+) chamber, but other times it has migrated to the (-) chamber.
    Yes the seals may be worn, but I have always had a little spray of oil come out when I adjusted the shock with the pump.
    It will be interesting now long this quick fix works

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    Amazing! Thanks for posting this. So, am I correct in thinking that the EQ2 shock is not nitrogen-charged, like most rear shocks, but instead the 2 air spring chambers keep the oil volume constant?

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    Yep air only and the oil transfers through to the (+) chambers when compressed. The shaft doesn't retract fully when the oil volume drops due to oil passing through either the (-) or (+) piston seals. By replacing a little of the oil I managed to get the shaft to retract fully.

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    Hi,
    II own a scott genius 30. The rear shock has been a lemon since the day I bought it. I have had it replaced/serviced 3 times under warranty. It is now sagging again and I want a permanent fix. I was wondering if anyone knows if you can retro-fit another brands rear shock to replace the equiliser 2 shock. Scott advises you cannot but I question their motives for saying this. Has anyone had experience in doing this?

    Alternatively, does anyone know where I can purchase an equiliser 2 or the next upgrade from for a decent price. I was quoted AUS$600 by the rep.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    From what I understand the equiliser 2 shock is all you can use As far as a permanent fix is concerned this shock always needs to be serviced, currently I get about 6000 km's out of each full service (sent away for seals etc.) The quick refill method could prove to be great, I have only done 400 km's but the piston has remained fully retracted so far.
    Last edited by nickr; 01-16-2013 at 10:51 PM. Reason: error

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    Thanks for your help.

    I will check ut the quick fix and see how it goes.

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    Swbjam
    tread lightly there are 2 very small springs that fit inside the screws that you remove
    I have left my email address in the Visitor Messages of your profile as I do have a shock for sale

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