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Offline Pea Fritter

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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2020, 12:43:14 pm »





Hi Guys, My rear shock also came back from Firefox racing yesterday, a great service although I agree with 1215 regarding how busy they are. Mine needed new parts as well. A new needle valve, pinions, bearings and seals. All in £526 including the 24 hour delivery return.

I would recommend Firefox racing  :028: to any of our members. Andy at Firefox racing did say he was unable to get a new pinion from Triumph so made one. Has anybody else experienced problems in getting parts from the dealership ? I have been waiting for the lock nuts and footrest mounting plate bolts for over three weeks and still waiting.

Simple task tomorrow when it drys out is to rebuild and test ride. :169:
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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2020, 04:10:47 pm »
I do not understand how they can have that state, I changed them when Gary sent them to me, the bike was almost 167,000 km and they were completely new, also its needle bearings and seals were perfectly.

That yes, this bike has never gone on unpaved roads, perhaps that could be the reason. It always goes on asphalt.

Maybe the climate of different countries can also influence, I don't know ...
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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2020, 07:51:30 pm »
Coconut,

Final cost was £404 including the government cut!!
 Breaks down to (all incl of VAT) rebuild  £199
                                               'New rod'  £150
                                          powder coat  £25
                                 Bearing and seals  £15
                                        DPD next day  £15

All in all, fair I think if he had not done the bearing it would have been under £400

Cheers,   Mike.

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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2020, 07:41:23 am »
Thanks Mike  :028:


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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2020, 02:27:19 pm »
Glad to say all the back end reassembled and CLEANED!!!

Had a 90 mile ''test'' ride yesterday afternoon and not sure if it is in my head but certainly felt smoother.
With the time it has spent on the lift/ off road due to shocker, nearly 4 weeks, I am leaving the air filter and shims tasks now until later in the year.

did spend 20 mins doing the bobbins on the front discs (not touched in a long time)
Not seized but well cacked up and that gave a better 'feel'  to the front brake as well.

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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2020, 04:09:39 pm »
*Originally Posted by H2nra [+]
I unfortunately have needed to replace my rear shock twice now. First one at 45k and funnily enough the second at 90k. I contacted several specialist shock repair outfits all of which told me the electric trophy shocks can't be repaired. Well for those who end up in a similar situation I can fully recommend FIREFOX RACING LTD from Keighley. Great job done and despite mine needing replacement piston rod due to corrosion still well less than half new price including dhl collection/delivery. Find them on google. Brilliant service.     


Thats excellent to know there local to me  :015:

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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2020, 06:45:56 am »
Bad news here I guess  :003: :003: :003:


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Re: Rear Shock repair/refurb
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2020, 12:38:31 pm »
Uh, Yeah.  That doesn't look normal.  :164:  Welcome to the group though. Hope you can get that fixed.