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    Rear shocker on standard troohy
    on: Oct 18, 2018, 07.08 pm
    Oct 18, 2018, 07.08 pm
    Well here  I am in the foothills of the Pyrennes on my way back from  Benidorm. Just done the last 500 miles doing a good impression of Zebedee off the magic roundabout (a childrens tv show where zebedee bounced all over the place) as the rear shock has lost all of its oil. I noticed a bit of dust and grime on the sidestand a couple of days ago and thought it was just adhering to the wd40 I had sprayed on the bike prior to leaving, but no such luck. It's like riding a pogo stick and I still have 1000 miles to go. Not to worry, its the end of the season almost.  I purposely bought a standard Trophy in 2013 as I didn't want the uneccesary stuff the SE comes with. I shall look at an original shock and see what the price is, but will also take a look at aftermarket stuff such as an Ohlins, which is rebuildable. Not sure if the original is, but not holding my breath. The only upsidd is, being a standard bike it wont have any electric to it and that suggests more expense.  I wouldn't care, the bike has only done 72,000 miles. Stuff just doesn't last. I might even go for a goodwill gesture from Triumph, after all it is dealer serviced!  I would like to see their faces!
    Anyone fitted a new aftermarket shock? Ideas please.

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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #1 on: Oct 18, 2018, 07.15 pm
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    Haven't fitted a aftermarket shock, but the original is a WP-shock that should be rebuildable. Ohlins is good, but not worth the cost. If it were my money, I'd go for a Wilbers.
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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #2 on: Oct 18, 2018, 07.37 pm
    Oct 18, 2018, 07.37 pm
    I was thinking the original may be rebuildable, though not by a dealer, who would suggest "new only". I might be taking a look at this option when I get home. The damper rod looks good, so it may just be seals and I cant see they are bespoke to a motorcycle shock. If all else fails I will buy a new aftermarket one.

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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2018, 09.18 pm
    Oct 18, 2018, 09.18 pm
    To give you an idea of likely costs :

    New REAR SUSPENSION UNIT - T2057500 - Approx. £700.00

    I have no knowledge of this Company other than finding their Web Page with a Google Search :

    Brook Suspension ( West Yorkshire ) : WP Shock Absorber Rebuild & Repair Service -
    From £129.98 ( + Postage ).

    There are undoubtedly other Companies that will be able to assist.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Feb 03, 2020, 06.27 am by Coconut

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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2018, 07.08 am
    Oct 19, 2018, 07.08 am
    130 quid! That's just made my holiday a bit better.
    thanks for looking

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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #5 on: Oct 19, 2018, 08.37 am
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    Spare a thought for us SE owners, I dread to think about our options and prices if/when this shock/motor goes bad.

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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #6 on: Oct 19, 2018, 11.33 am
    Oct 19, 2018, 11.33 am
    Sorry to hear of the bike troubles - last thing you need on tour.  :110:

    I do worry about the reliability of the Trophy - probably no worse than any other, but things seem to fail too often.

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    Re: Rear shocker on standard troohy
    Reply #7 on: Oct 19, 2018, 08.40 pm
    Oct 19, 2018, 08.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    Spare a thought for us SE owners, I dread to think about our options and prices if/when this shock/motor goes bad.
    New shock/motor combo on WoT: >1000 pounds.
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