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Post  TomCom Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:12

sad news :( rear shock need replacement.
anybody have one? if i get one do anybody know how to fit it on?
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:37

Fitting is pretty straight forward but quite a drawn out process, seat, side fairings, rear lights, underseat tray, fuse box, battery have to come out to get easier access to it... I may have removed the fuel tank for ease also.

If you've got a Haynes and a couple of hours it's not so difficult to be honest, just have plenty of space to work in, take your time and keep your workspace tidy.

Oh and don't forget to chock under the back wheel with a piece of wood to stop it dropping with the swing arm when you undo the shock bolts!!

Good luck Smile
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Post  TomCom Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:39

wow sound like its to much for me. will have to sell bike and gat new one
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Post  MrNutt Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:41

not doing very well with bikes still are we tom....
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Post  YZFJohn Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:46

Either you have money and can pay a mechie or you just have to knuckle down and have a go. That in itself can be fun, you may just surprise yourself Tom!

Doesn't matter what bike you have you will always end up doing something to it, it's part of biking.
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Post  TomCom Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:51

problem is couse i am not good with bikes. if i start strip bike i may never put it back on. and i need to use bike everyday to get to work
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Post  MrNutt Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:57

you'll have a problem selling it though if the shock is gone, so might be worth considering the loss of selling this one and buying another bike over just having the thing repaired or doing it yourself as a few other have said
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Post  YZFJohn Mon Nov 05 2012, 17:58

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:problem is couse i am not good with bikes. if i start strip bike i may never put it back on. and i need to use bike everyday to get to work

That much is evident! pmsl
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:04

So you need to either learn or pay someone, you're not going to get any money for it selling it with a knackered rear shock. Whatever you think it's worth knock £500 straight off because that's what a potential buyer will want to do the job.

You're talking £280 for a new hagon shocker and with the Haynes it took me less than an hour to strip it down and I'd never done it before.

Like John said part of the fun of owning a bike, and I'm afraid to a necessity is rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty and getting stuck in.

Any bike you buy will need work doing at some point and if you can't do it yourself you'll have to pay someone to do it. The same applies to cars too.

I really loved getting stuck in and doing mine and to be honest I'd be glad to help you if only you lived closer Smile

First thing I did yesterday was bought a Haynes for my new bike and I can't wait to start stripping it and cleaning it properly/messing about with it, it's what boys do Tom.
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:05

Basically Tom it's a 2 hour job pal !!
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Post  TomCom Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:09

can i repair this one? is it anyway to make i works again?
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:12

You can't do it yourself but if you remove it there are suspension specialists who can strip them down and upgrade the internals but that'll cost you around £200 without the guarantee that it'll last, where as a new one will cost not much more and come with at least a 12 month guarantee.
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Post  TomCom Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:16

and i was so happy i gat bike for 900£ :(
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:25

But to sell it now you'll get about £400 back so the sensible option is to get it fixed and you've still got a great bike for £1200
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 19:44

I know yet still I try Terry Smile

I don't get it, I love messing about with stuff like this, sleeves up, covered in dirt and oil, at one with the bike, it's one of the main reasons for bike ownership
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Post  Guest Mon Nov 05 2012, 19:49

@Snowcat wrote:I know yet still I try Terry Smile

I don't get it, I love messing about with stuff like this, sleeves up, covered in dirt and oil, at one with the bike, it's one of the main reasons for bike ownership

I usually start out like that, but after about an hour of swearing at it and skinned knuckles I'm ready to set fire to the Haynes manual and throw the whole lot in a skip!

Tom, if you're really not confident doing it yourself (and I'm not making any judgements - this would likely be a garage job for me too) then your best bet is to check breakers yards or ebay for a second hand rear shock, and then find a local mechanic you can trust to do the work. Perhaps there's a local biker's forum for where you live, where you could get a recommendation for a good independent garage?

It still won't be cheap, but at least it'll be cheaper than a brand new shock and Yamaha dealer mechanic rates.
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Post  TomCom Mon Nov 05 2012, 20:03

hahahaaaaa i gat it Smile
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