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Yamaha Gas Suspension Shock

Part #: 04-281

List Price: $67.99

Regular Price: $57.99

Special Price: $28.79

04-281 - Yamaha Gas Suspension Shock

Replacement Shock for Yamaha Snowmobiles. Not OEM.

One very important point about shock absorbers is that shock absorbers do not support the Snowmobile or ATV weight. Instead, the primary purpose of the shock absorber is to dampen spring and suspensions movement. If your snowmobile or ATV is sagging the problem isn't the shock but the suspension spring(s).

Standard hydraulic shock absorbers use air and oil to cushion the stroke of the shock absorber. A gas shock replaces the air in the shock with pressurized nitrogen gas. The nitrogen in the gas shock keeps it cooler than a hydraulic shock. Also when a hydraulic shock is used on a rough surface (ie: washboard) the hydraulic oil foams or forms bubbles thus reducing it effectiveness. The nitrogen in gas shock absorbers helps to eliminate the potential for the oil to foam.

An additional benefit of a gas shock absorber is that it creates a mild boost in spring rate to your ATV or Snowmobile. This does not mean that a gas charged shock would raise the vehicle up to correct ride height if the springs were sagging.

OEM Replacement This part is aftermarket equipment designed to replace the original manufacturer's part numbers specified here. It is manufactured using high-quality materials, to the same specifications as the original part. Yamaha 8R4-47480-00, Kimpex 04-281
Shock Bottom Eye Diameter 12MM
Shock Length Closed 9-1/4"
Shock Length Open 13"
Shock Top Eye Diameter 17MM
Shock Type Gas