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Default Dragon FX air 2.0 shocks

I was talking to a salesman a few days ago and he was telling me the shocks on the dragons are crap. He said that they are already discontinued and dragons will be returning to bovoin shocks next year.
He said that he's sold a couple to guys that have sent the shocks out to have them revalved. When valved for the riders weight they are a decent shock. Anyone have first hand knowledge of this? Opinions on the shocks? If they are valved wrong and some people have to have them revalved then what weight are they valved for stock?

I don't think anyone on the site has these shocks I just thought I'd throw it out there. Maybe one of you know alittle more about these shocks.
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the idea it's self is a good concept with dual nitrogen chambers. but i think the valving is set up for a 175lb guy. which when put on the gear would be about my weight. and most people i know don't have nitrogen tanks around to add pressure to the nitrogen chambers.
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Is that all it would take to revalve the shocks is to add nitrogen? If they were valved for a 175 pounder I'd almost double that lol.
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Adding nitrogen will make them more springy, revalving them changes how easy/heard it is to move the piston inside the tube. Technically adding nitrogen will make it harder to compress but easier to open.
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Have you guys heard anything negetive or positive about these shocks?
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Adding nitrogen will make them more springy, revalving them changes how easy/heard it is to move the piston inside the tube. Technically adding nitrogen will make it harder to compress but easier to open.
yes true, but the two chamber design has the nitrogen chambers working against eachother. so the bottom chamber is to minimize bottoming while the top chamber is to help set ride height and reduce the hard springback from the bottom chamber... if that made sence...

but no to do a revalve you would need to take the shock apart and adjust the valving. inorder to see any dramatic changes.

adding or subtracting nitrogen is like a fine tune adjustment that should be done after valved correctly
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^^ Thanks! I suppose I should have just did that from the beginning lol.
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I have the AIR2.0 shocks on my sled I have a little over 600 miles on the sled in all honesty I am not sure if I like them or not. I had Fox floats on my Yamaha I really liked them,what I need is more time on the sled and the ability to tune these shocks a little. I have read that if you buy the shocks aftermarket you get an air pump with them unfortunatly Polaris didnt feel we needed that pump with our sleds. I have tried to find a outlet to get an air pump or some way to use the pump I have for my floats to fine tune them. As for the shock them self they seem pretty good maybe just a little harsh I have yet to bottom them,of coarse this old man doesn't get to far off the ground maybe 3 or 4 feet with a nice soft landing.
When I get a few more miles on the sled I with be able to get a little better read on how I like these shocks.
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hey wally if ya need i have a nitrogen tank with the valve to adjust the levels. if ya ever make it down this way could spend some time setting them up ;)
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Hey wally lets hear any feedback you have on your dragon please. It's a dragon 600 121" correct?
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