Originally Posted by Chuckracer
I've re-valved my own forks but I'd love to know how to take the shock apart. All I really want to do is put a softer spring on it and change the oil...no special tools required (other than the nitrogen recharge)?
Yep. There really isn't a lot to it to be honest. The bleeding process is harder on the KTM stuff compared to Showa which I have more experience with. But the proper vacuum setup makes it easy. Just have to make the investment.
The thing I like about working on my own suspension is I can service it more regularly. Most of the specialized tools could be had and pay for themselves in just a couple of services. I even buy fork and shock oil in 5 gallon quantities.
Nitrogen tanks are a lot like propane. Initial cost is high to pay for the tank, but refill/tank exchanges are cheap. A small bottle will last you a very long time as well if all you use it for is charging shocks.