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wornsprokets
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leaky rear shock

Post by wornsprokets on Wed 20 May 2015, 7:25 pm

So my lucks in  as usual Smile one of rear shocks are leaking , what replacements would u suggest and i dont mean ohlins Smile whats  good or bad, what would u recommend lads
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by arrison on Wed 20 May 2015, 8:17 pm

TEC shocks come highly recommended, Ill be replacing mine with a set at some point. http://shop.tecbikeparts.com/products/cb500-1993-onwards-tec-shock-absorbers

People also seem to like Hagon, bit more expensive though
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skyrider
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by skyrider on Wed 20 May 2015, 9:36 pm

they look decent shocks and a reasonable price too
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by badseeds on Thu 21 May 2015, 12:45 am

I have these Tec Brand shocks. They work very well, but you must keep 'em clean - one winter has turned mine to rust.
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skyrider
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by skyrider on Thu 21 May 2015, 7:17 pm

when  i was going to work on my bike in the wintertime a few years ago  I used to paint everything on it with a stuff called trico a brown sticky stuff and that kept all the salt and crap from getting through to the chrome and everything else, then in the summer I just washed it all off with paraffin it was brilliant stuff
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 26 May 2015, 1:16 pm

@skyrider wrote:when  i was going to work on my bike in the wintertime a few years ago  I used to paint everything on it with a stuff called trico a brown sticky stuff and that kept all the salt and crap from getting through to the chrome and everything else, then in the summer I just washed it all off with paraffin it was brilliant stuff


Yeah, you can use Waxoyl in a very similar way... I don't (hence why my bike is rusted), but it isn't a bad idea (as long as you don't mind having a non-shiny bike during winter).
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wornsprokets
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by wornsprokets on Tue 26 May 2015, 1:31 pm

Ordered my tec shocks today from george, sounds great value 55 pounds.ive heard people recommend acf 50 ment to amazing but expensive stops corrison dead
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skyrider
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Re: leaky rear shock

Post by skyrider on Tue 26 May 2015, 7:56 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:

@skyrider wrote:when  i was going to work on my bike in the wintertime a few years ago  I used to paint everything on it with a stuff called trico a brown sticky stuff and that kept all the salt and crap from getting through to the chrome and everything else, then in the summer I just washed it all off with paraffin it was brilliant stuff




Yeah, you can use Waxoyl in a very similar way... I don't (hence why my bike is rusted), but it isn't a bad idea (as long as you don't mind having a non-shiny bike during winter).
yep it wasn't a problem but it did look a bit of a grimy mess as the winter wore on Mad

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