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1Back to top Go down   YSS Rear Shock Empty YSS Rear Shock Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Howard64180

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My rear shock is on its way out (1989 K100/2).  The bump stop is crumbling and the seal is just starting to leak - it's only low mileage but it is 26 years old.

I have read that some people have tried the YSS MZ 366, but was wondering about the YSS ME302-350T-01-8-X.  Just look at the price:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K-100-Federbein-YSS-Stosdampfer-YSS-7890123-/231563693910?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item35ea458f56

Has anyone tried one of these?  Are they up to the job?  I'm not looking for anything special, just something that works as well as the original.

    

2Back to top Go down   YSS Rear Shock Empty Re: YSS Rear Shock Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:18 pm

Comberjohn

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Think I would save up for a Ram shock or, for similar money, rebuild your old one with a new Bilstein damper from James Sherlock.
Not difficult to do.


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3Back to top Go down   YSS Rear Shock Empty Re: YSS Rear Shock Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:24 am

Howard64180

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Thanks for that, I didn't know about the Bilstein damper as an option.  I have done a search and found your instructions on the dismantle/rebuild.  Very useful, thanks.

    

4Back to top Go down   YSS Rear Shock Empty Re: YSS Rear Shock Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:31 am

Dai

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Way back when, both YSS and FVQ had a very poor reputation, so much so that even today I wouldn't buy a YSS shock. As for FVQs... Fade Very Quickly sums it up.


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