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Offline chico

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rear shock
« on: October 22, 2015, 06:05:01 pm »
i had brought my bike for 32000km ins. and shop owner asked me if I had lowered my bike and I said no. I had also noticed the bike wasn't t the same height anymore. so he checked and comfirmed shock shot. took pictures and is sending to triumph, I'm still under warranty. anyone else have to replace rear shock, just curious? gotta wait 4 days for their OK for repair.

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 08:12:04 pm »
First problem I have heard of with the rear shock... will be interesting to hear what the cause is!
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Re: rear shock
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 09:14:04 pm »
don't know yet but one thing, my dealer just called and told me triumph okay-ed the replacement wow! just gotta wait for parts. will try to find out what was the cause? maybe just a bad shock. my dealer told me I m the first he sees with this issue, which reassures me in some way :020: :046:

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 05:49:33 pm »
Hey Chico, congratulations on a new shock en route. Quick question now that you have the Triumph Suspension folk on line so to speak. Can you inquire as to whether a different weight spring is available on the Triumph / WP config. I think there is an Ohio Wing boy who may be interested as well as some other folk on list who tend to carry a load near max GVW.

If you can that would be appreciated.

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 11:11:13 pm »
I have contacted Triumph NA and WP there is NO heavier shock spring available.

I will contact Traxxion Dynamics next.

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 08:47:18 am »
It only takes a minute particle of grit or a rust spot on the Damper Rod to slice a groove in the seal and kill your RSU.

I consider the the Rear Suspension Unit and Linkage is one of the most unprotected areas on the bike from the effects of Road Crud splatter....so have taken the precaution of fitting my own design of front and rear mudflaps to protect that area.

The rear one is just an aftermarket mudflap secured to the rear of the undertray (where the Audio Unit is housed) to stop stuff getting thrown forward off the rear wheel, the front one is just a cover attached with a tie-wrap to the front of the Drag Link.

They're not 100% effective, but much better than nothing at all....
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Re: rear shock
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 08:38:43 pm »
wow haven t gone yet but will ask if they can install something to protect it thanks for all your input. :821: :005:

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Re: rear shock
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 02:57:46 am »
*Originally Posted by Gordon3xBBB [+]

I consider the the Rear Suspension Unit and Linkage is one of the most unprotected areas on the bike from the effects of Road Crud splatter....so have taken the precaution of fitting my own design of front and rear mudflaps to protect that area.


Any chance of a photo Gordon?

thanks

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