Rear Shock

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Rear Shock

Post by BillWest » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:17 pm

The ZZR has about 136,000km on the clock.
The rear shock has never been serviced.

It looks like this:
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Suspension, and cornering aren't what they used to be.

One option is to buy a new shock, OEM is no longer available new.
Ohlin is over $1000.
Ikon (used to be Koni) does a rebuild for around $800.

eBay has 2nd hand schocks, for around $120.
This one is off a bike with about 50,000km on the clock.
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Removing the old shock isn't too difficult.
Installing the newer one took a bit of time because it is not easy to relocate exactly where you want it to go, to line up with bolt holes.
One way is to take out the rear wheel, but that is extra work again.

However, after a bit of a struggle, and the use of uncouth words, it was in place.
Fortunately I didn't have to bash anything to make it fit.

Also a good time to regrease linkage needle bearings.

Test ride: much improved!
Time involved: 2 hours.
Men should remember, they can be right, or they can be happy.