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Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« on: 06 June 2014, 05:05:52 PM »
As per title  :)

Anyone know where I can get my rear shock serviced and how much it costs please. Seems 'ok' but as its a 2001 and maybe never been done...

Im in Cheshire btw

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Too old and slow really....

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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #1 on: 06 June 2014, 05:21:07 PM »
Www.fucktheservicebuyanr6shockoffdevilsyam.co.uk
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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #2 on: 06 June 2014, 05:31:08 PM »
Only an idiot would copy and paste that into a browser..........   :rolleyes

How much?
Too old and slow really....

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« Reply #3 on: 06 June 2014, 05:37:09 PM »
Ive emailed and asked.....
Too old and slow really....

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« Reply #4 on: 06 June 2014, 05:46:38 PM »
The right shock advice, but unfortunately for the Fzs 600 you need to mod it a bit more than for the Fzs 1000
I found this out when I fitted one last year:

http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,8167.msg79874.html#msg79874

Handily, I will have four converted R6 shocks for sale soon which have only done run-in mileages; if you're interested, drop me a PM
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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #5 on: 06 June 2014, 10:14:12 PM »
Only an idiot would copy and paste that into a browser..........   :rolleyes

How much?


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« Reply #6 on: 22 June 2014, 01:02:57 PM »
 :D Finally acquired all parts, ready to fit suspension from the 21st century?  :lol


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« Reply #7 on: 22 June 2014, 02:26:08 PM »
Go on... how much? Pm me :)

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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #8 on: 22 June 2014, 08:47:58 PM »
I may also be interested in one of these if you're selling them, do they work with a jack up kit?

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« Reply #9 on: 23 June 2014, 09:26:43 PM »
Have PM'd everyone interested so far & will have an additional 5th shock coming my way for conversion soon.
Can't understand why all the phenomenal interest now as virtually no-one seemed bothered when I posted the conversion details a year ago... unless perhaps everyone's standard shock is now shagged ;-)

Yamazer: As the R6 shock is a different length in comes with much shorter dogbones than the standard setup; to jack things up further you'd need even shorter 'bones, probably around 123mm centre-to-centre

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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #10 on: 24 June 2014, 05:42:55 AM »
To Kebab 19


I'm interested, my back shock's been shagged for at least five years now.

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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #11 on: 24 June 2014, 08:50:09 AM »
i really like the tophat spacer for shimming down the upper mount, must have been a really smart and handsome fella that came up with that idea ;0

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« Reply #12 on: 24 June 2014, 08:52:17 AM »

Can't understand why all the phenomenal interest now as virtually no-one seemed bothered when I posted the conversion details a year ago...

Its because people would rather buy a ready made solution, than buy a shock, buy a spring, get the spring fitted, decide how to deal with the upper mount, get some dog's made up...  Much easier just to pay a little extra and have that already done.
Did the shocks come from Ireland?

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« Reply #13 on: 24 June 2014, 01:38:25 PM »
Let me know how much as i was gonna get a hagon in a couple of weeks

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« Reply #14 on: 24 June 2014, 06:13:06 PM »
Full credit where it's due, thanks to DCurzon for the implementing the top-hat idea where I was just impatient in wanting to see if the shock could be made to fit  :)
Three shocks came from Ireland, one from Berkshire and one from London.

I will PM everyone else interested shortly, but suspect there wont be enough hardware to go round.  Nor do I have access to any more R6 shocks after these five  :(

Oh yes, just to state that these shocks are:

£200 each including insured postage.


 
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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #15 on: 24 June 2014, 09:24:05 PM »
That's a fair and reasonable price I'd say. And good on you for making them up as an 'out of the box' item.  A comparable shock would cost around £400 notes.

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« Reply #16 on: 24 June 2014, 09:36:19 PM »
O.K so can i just ask,how long would you expect it to take a time served yam mechanic to fit this,are we talking about a couple of hours.Just so i know what i would expect the  cost is to fit.
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« Reply #17 on: 24 June 2014, 10:18:33 PM »
Dcurzon: Thanks, I tried to keep costs to a minimum, just need to keep the wife in cheap wine

Adrian: Re Fitment: Difficult to be exact as I've replaced shock four times now so have got it down to an hour now.
I'd say two hours providing he completely removes the underside suspension linkage, allowing room for the shock to be fitted up into place from underneath the swingarm.  It's the top compression reservoir that's the awkward part to get through the swingarm's hole, and if the linkage remains in place it gouges the shock spring as you try to get the shock up into position. Actually, come to think of it I'm not even certain you can get the shock up into position without removing the linkage!

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« Reply #18 on: 25 June 2014, 06:12:55 AM »
O.K Thanks Jeff

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Re: Rear Shock service, where? How much?
« Reply #19 on: 25 June 2014, 10:07:22 AM »
its pretty easy to self fit. Wheel off, suspension linkage off (and it could probably do with a clean and grease up anyway), old shock off.
Tophat spacers in, fit top of shock into place, linkages back in, dogbones on, wheel back on.
Home mechanic 2 hours tops.

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« Reply #20 on: 25 June 2014, 10:41:15 AM »
Hmmm beginning to hate this site - there goes another £200 on my cheap old run around - lol

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« Reply #21 on: 25 June 2014, 12:11:46 PM »
its pretty easy to self fit. Wheel off, suspension linkage off (and it could probably do with a clean and grease up anyway), old shock off.
Tophat spacers in, fit top of shock into place, linkages back in, dogbones on, wheel back on.
Home mechanic 2 hours tops.


I'll be doing this shortly (third shock down in the pic above is mine!) bet I take longer than two hours. Good job I live a long way from other people too as I bet the language will be pretty blue at times ;)


Any recommendations for grease in the linkages, do I need some fancy waterproof moly based stuff or will the regular black stuff do the job?


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« Reply #22 on: 25 June 2014, 12:16:22 PM »
Any generic grease will do.  They probably havent been greased since they left the factory :D

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« Reply #23 on: 25 June 2014, 03:50:08 PM »


I'll be doing this shortly (third shock down in the pic above is mine!)

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« Reply #24 on: 25 June 2014, 05:59:19 PM »
What year of R6 shock are we all talking about here?

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