Does that mean you can use any year warrior shock on a 2002?All interchange. You'll need the 2003+ shock adjustment Spanner that come in 2003+ tool kit. Not all aftermarket spanners fit well. I'm not aware of a recommended aftermarket part number but search might yield something.
I have been reading this thread and waiting for some time to type a reply. Here it is and i hope it helps.
I have a tricky air system on the warrior and a Platinum Air bleed and feed system on my Hayabusa. The platinum air system is very similar to the more expensive PCS (Airfx) system in that it supplies air to both sides of the cylinder. One switch lifts the bike by supplying air to the bottom of the cylinder (oriented in the vertical position) and the other switch provides the rebound control because it presses the bike back down by supplying air to the top of the cylinder. This creates positive pressure on both sides only the cylinder. I can adjust the rebound while riding depending on the road conditions.
The tricky system raises the bike by providing air to the front of the cylinder (because it is oriented in the horizontal position). It does have rebound control, but it in not adjustable on the fly. It is a "set it and forget it" type of set up. It is adjusted by bleeder valve located on the cylinder itself. By controlling how fast the air in the unpressurized side of the cylinder enters and exits that chamber, it controls the rebound.
I looked at the PCS kits as well and decided to go with the Tricky system for a few different reasons:
1. Warranty: tricky is lifetime on the cylinder and it's rebuildable. PCS is 1 year if I remember correctly.
2. Space: my platinum air system has a larger compressor and a separate full set of 4 valves to provide and control air flow to the cylinder. It also has 2 switches that have to go somewhere. The tricky system has a smaller compressor and the valve is attached to it. It was a tight squeeze, but I was able to get it all under the seat and install the single switch in a very well hidden location.
3. Type of riding: with all due respect, the Warrior is not a sport bike. I ride my Busa very hard at times. It is not at all uncommon for me to see speeds of 160+mph. The Warrior isn't made for that kind of aggressive riding. It's got tons of torque, but it's 70-80hp isn't even close to my hayabusa's 250 plus (It's got a built motor and nitrous). For the speeds and type of riding the Warrior is capable of, the tricky system works perfectly.
A couple of notes as well. My Hayabusa is stretched 16in over stock and has a 310 rear tire. It is lowered front and rear, and used a jack shaft set up for the chain drive. So from a tire size perspective its similar to what you are doing, but that's not really that important. What is important is the stretch. If you are not extensively extending the swingarm (thereby increasing the force of the lever arm) then the tricky system will be perfect for you. At 16 over, the swingarm works like a breaker bar and applies much more force on the cylinder. For every action....there's a reaction, and so the same force is applied in the other direction creating a wicked bounce without that positive pressure on both sides of the cylinder. You will not have that problem.
I've also wired and plumbed my Hayabusa platinum air system for instant up using a 1lb nitrous bottle, a pressure switch, and a relay; and setup the tricky air system on the warrior with a remote control (not trickys expensive one!), so if you need any help let me know.
I'm sure I have confused someone (because I often confuse myself), so if you have any questions just ask away and I'll do the best I can to answer.
Again...hope this helps.
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