Originally Posted by Chris08527
does anyone have a link to the online manual for the S960
trying to build the serpent rear shocks and would like to make sure everything is where it needs to be
The S960 manual doesn't say much as I recall. I just used the instructions listed here:
"Building the S960 – Tips & Tricks – Part 3"
Copied below for convenience:
Assemble all four shocks as follows:
1. Unthread the shock insert from the bottom of the shock body.
2. Clean out the shock body with motor spray and a paper towel.
3. Pour shock oil onto the foam on each plastic insert and spread the oil onto the foam. Repeat as necessary until the foam is saturated with oil. This will help to eliminate air bubbles that may otherwise enter the shock.
4. Invert the shock body and fill SLOWLY with shock oil until the oil reaches the 2nd top thread.
5. Place the shock body in a vacuum pump shock bleeder to remove air bubbles from the shock oil.
6. Place the bled shock bodies inverted in a shock assembly stand.
7. Pull the shockrod out all the way of the plastic insert.
8. Insert the shock piston into the shock body, and thread in the plastic insert by 1-1/2 turns. BE CAREFUL not to cross-thread the plastic insert!
9. Push the shock rod so the piston goes 1/2 way into the shock body. Oil will come out the shock body bleed channels.
10. Carefully thread the plastic insert all the way into the shock body. DO NOT overtighten or you may strip the threads.
11. Check the shock operation by slowly and smoothly moving the shockrod in and out. The operation should be smooth without any "gurgling" by air bubbles. After you fully compress the shockrod, it should rebound approximately 1/2 way when released.
SHOCK LENGTH ADJUSTMENT
Make sure the shock top nut is tight.
Adjust the length of the shock by using the plastic ball-joint at the bottom of the shockrod. Be careful not to damage the shockrod when you grip it; use either a tool specifically designed for gripping a shock rod, or use a pair of side cutters.