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    Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits going
    on: Aug 29, 2021, 10.02 pm
    Aug 29, 2021, 10.02 pm
    Changing my rear suspension unit today. The original one had been upgrade to a stiff HyPro Spring. It's too stiff for me & the dampener is just starting to weep too. Bought a good used unit from a dismantler.
    Old one is out. Putting the new one in, now. The inner bolt mounting the controller bracket to the frame is giving me fits! I cannot find a way to get that bolt back in. There is no room to catch it on the threads in the frame
    Drinking me nuts!
    Anyone have any luck getting this one back in? If so, how?
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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #1 on: Aug 29, 2021, 10.24 pm
    Aug 29, 2021, 10.24 pm
    I've forgotten exactly how I did it, but I remember it giving me fits, too.  My recollection is that I ended up putting it back together out of order, something like I got it started on the threads and then started back on reassembly.  That probably doesn't help you much, but see if you can't figure out a way to go out of order from what the manual says to do.

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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #2 on: Aug 29, 2021, 10.58 pm
    Aug 29, 2021, 10.58 pm
    I have not had the need to replace the rear shock. But I remember someone who did it by placing some woods to raise the chassis enough, to be able to work well in that place and to be able to put the bolt and nuts.
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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #3 on: Aug 30, 2021, 12.56 am
    Aug 30, 2021, 12.56 am
    I'm having trouble just fitting the TES controller mounting bracket back in. The inner of it's 3 bolts is impossible to get back in. It's either I cannot fit the mount back to the frame if I fit the controller to the bracket 1st, or, I cannot fit the controller to it's bracket if I fit the bracket to the frame 1st...
    I real Catch22 so far...
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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #4 on: Aug 30, 2021, 09.13 am
    Aug 30, 2021, 09.13 am
    "TES Controller mounting bracket" -
    I presume you mean the TES Motor Bracket ?

    The Service Manual advises :

    After refitting the RSU Upper Mounting Bolt, and Lower Drag & Drop Links etc :

      Refit the TES Motor Bracket ( 3 fixings - Bolts = 9Nm, Nuts = 6Nm )
      Position the TES Motor to the bracket and secure with the 3 fixings ( 9Nm )
      Refit the TES Power Control Module bracket to the retaining clip,
      and secure with a new Fir-Tree clip
      Refit the TES Power Control Module
      Refit the Side Control Plate

    So it looks like you fit the TES Motor bracket first,
    with the TES motor approximately in position,
    THEN fit the TES Motor to the Bracket,
    then fit the Power Control Module bracket,
    then fit the Power Control Module to its bracket.

    Hope this helps !  :028:

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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #5 on: Aug 30, 2021, 08.13 pm
    Aug 30, 2021, 08.13 pm
    Coconut,
    The TES bracket is exactly what I meant.
    So far, i have found no way to have enough clearance to reinstall the bracket's inner bolt(the one closest to the suspension unit's) top mount), unless I were, perhaps to remove the gas tank, that's above it!!!!
    I am wondering if anyone active on the forum has reinstalled this bracket completely.
    So far, I am seriously considering recounting the bracket with only it's two outer fasteners in place..
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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #6 on: Aug 30, 2021, 08.29 pm
    Aug 30, 2021, 08.29 pm
    If it won't go back, how did it come out when it was removed?
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    Re: Changing rear suspension unit. Controller mount giving me fits goi
    Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2021, 02.45 am
    Aug 31, 2021, 02.45 am
    Removing that inner bolt was a pain too. There is very limited clearance in there. I could initially get a 1/4" racket on it w/ an 8mm socket & loosen it in small bracket strokes. Then, I got two fingers in there to loosen it completely out.
    Now, the problem is that I cannot get my fingers in that tight space to get the bolt back into the threads & started. I've tried using a socket u-joint with extensions to get it in there to no avail.
    I would imagine that a small right angle power driver might make it, but I don't have access to one.
    I'd speculate that triumph assembly connected the rear suspension unit upper mount & the TES controller w/it's bracket to the frame before attaching the seat structure  to the frame. It is very tight in there...
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