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June 03, 2015, 06:17:36 PM on

Offline PeteH (OP)

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Ok, When the rear of the bike is raised or lowered (by pushing hard down) something is making the spring go boing for want of a better description, it passed its MOT last Saturday and the examiner couldn't find a fault, any ideas ?? Im leaning towards the bottom shock mount as the bike suffered the worst of winter with not much in the way of care  :icon_redface:
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June 03, 2015, 06:28:48 PMReply #1 on

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Sounds like it's catching or sticking, then releasing creating the Boing. I would try giving it a good dousing in ACF or WD40 at least to see what happens.
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June 03, 2015, 06:50:10 PMReply #2 on

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:iagree A spritz here and there with your freer-upper or lubricant du jour around the moving bits may help.
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June 03, 2015, 07:30:16 PMReply #3 on

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June 03, 2015, 07:53:16 PMReply #4 on

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Also.... everything greased recently???
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June 03, 2015, 10:59:31 PMReply #5 on

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Also.... everything greased recently???
Err, no..... :icon_redface: juggling too many other things and taken my eye off the ball, still sorting the front brakes ie- new discs....pads and now had to strip the calipers to fit new seals and take the master cylinder into work to remove a fecked up cover screw.
Edit to add....Also had to put a new battery on her even though the optimate was used through the winter  :^_^
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June 04, 2015, 04:33:38 AMReply #6 on

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If it has breasts or wheels, it is going to cost you money!  :icon_wink: :icon_lol: :icon_biggrin:
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June 07, 2015, 01:41:26 PMReply #7 on

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Its the bottom shock mount, rear end stripped down and top bolt removed from shock and it won't budge. Tried drifting the bush out but its feckin solid  :icon_cry:
Need to make a puller now and if that fails, rebuild hope for the best and get Wales out of the way.
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June 09, 2015, 08:09:18 PMReply #8 on

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Very expensive lesson learned today.....keep on top of your maintenance.
Had the swing arm with attached shock on the brake press in work as Tiger -G`s puller and FBH couldn't cut it. Had 150b on the fecker and it wouldn't shift. so we left it to stew under pressure while we had a brew.
During the brew the bottom shock mount split so a new shock is now needed, with the shock removed we could access the inner bearing sleeve to find it just about welded to the sleeve - only option was to grind it off.
Still a new shock cant hurt the ride quality even if it is going to be a budget Hagon  :nod
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June 09, 2015, 09:48:27 PMReply #9 on

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I'll sell you the stocker from my 955 is you don't want to go that route although it'll need new bottom bearing the needle rollers have a habit of dropping out done 6000 never seen a winters day in it's life.

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Very kind Chris...I take it yours is of the early variety so should fit ok? Just done a quick on world of triumph and cant see any bearings listed so are these a readily accessible item? If so PM me your asking price  :thumbsup

Edit just to add.... WoT  Shock for 885i Part # ending in 870 is coming in at  £743
                                                  955i  -     -     -       - 872 -      -       -   -  £94  ???
                                                  955i  -     -     -       - 873 -      -       -   -  £711
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June 10, 2015, 04:11:24 PMReply #11 on

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There's the shock.




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I thought the length was different
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My understanding is there's two 99/2003 and 2003 onwards.

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Very kind Chris...I take it yours is of the early variety so should fit ok? Just done a quick on world of triumph and cant see any bearings listed so are these a readily accessible item?

Sprint Manufacturing do a bearing that fits,the rollers in it are held in place so they dont drop out all over the floor when you fit it.