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1Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Rear shock Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:08 am

fishboy316

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Hello, Am looking for a temporary spare shock for my 85 K100. Need to be able to swap for a rebuild on my Works Performance or for whatever reason. 
Thanks!

    

2Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:38 am

Point-Seven-five

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If all else fails, eBay is your friend:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294518057381?hash=item4492a4e9a5:g:~cwAAOSwJzdheCDh

If you only need something to hold up the rear end of the bike, you can make a strut with a chunk of steel that has a couple holes in it.  I actually made one with a piece of oak for a bike I was working on.  It allowed me to leave the rear wheel on the bike and move it around the garage.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:08 am

fishboy316

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I have a trip coming up 4/7 that we were going to ride to our destination. The works is leaking fluid badly. Was hoping to find a stock one that I could use temporarily while I rebuilt or sent out for rebuild. Can't hurt to have a spare.

    

4Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:33 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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fishboy316 wrote:I have a trip coming up 4/7 that we were going to ride to our destination. The works is leaking fluid badly. Was hoping to find a stock one that I could use temporarily while I rebuilt or sent out for rebuild. Can't hurt to have a spare.
Original shock is junk. Buy a YSS for less.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

5Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:49 am

fishboy316

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Well now to figure out where to get the works shock rebuilt. Got a stock shock for $60 shipped Just for temporary until the works is done.

    

6Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:06 am

Point-Seven-five

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These are the guys who built your shock.  Give them a call.  I had a shock done there around 2017, and as I recall their price was pretty reasonable, about $100.  They also sell rebuild kits and have rebuild instructions.

http://worxshocks.com/

The downside is that a rebuild might take a couple months.  A second Works shock I had, I rebuilt myself.  As I recall, there is just a shaft seal and a couple o-rings involved.  Parts are about $25, and you need a spring compressor you can get on eBay for about $40.  The job took me a couple hours total.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/181751811512?epid=1129979981&hash=item2a51408db8:g:mVkAAOSwpdpVXWH0🇸🇨ShippingMethodStandard!14052!US!-1

You need to have the pressure released and then recharged when you are finished.  I had a local shop that works on dirt bikes and snowmobiles do it for $20.  A local shop might be able to do all the work for you.  Works shocks were pretty common a few years back and they aren't rocket surgery.

This guy also has parts and rebuild instructions.  I think he does rebuilds as well.

http://evolutionsuspensionproducts.com/Works.html


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Thu May 12, 2022 9:59 pm

fishboy316

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I never replied to this. I did call them and the gent said that they are swamped. It is just him now. He was great. Said would be a few months before he could do it. He also said he would sell the kit and I could call him for direction if needed. Pretty cool of him.

Thanks
Bill

    

8Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Fri May 13, 2022 8:32 am

Point-Seven-five

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Sad to hear that Works is in such bad shape.  Sounds like Gil's daughter has moved on.  They were great people to work with.  I guess they aren't selling new shocks and just doing service work now.  Is that correct?


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

9Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Fri May 13, 2022 10:08 am

fishboy316

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You know I believe he said he had some units for sale. I am going to rebuild the one I have as I have read some decent reviews on the shock. First I need to fix the 37 year old stuff that is breaking now. Laughing Part of the fun of owning vintage stuff. That being said I do like the bike. Still just under 2k on it.

    

10Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Fri May 13, 2022 10:30 am

BEE

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I'll be swapping out the stock shock from my '92 K75 base model if interested. Looks to be in good condition with 32.6K miles on it.

    

11Back to top Go down   Rear shock Empty Re: Rear shock Mon May 16, 2022 1:15 pm

fishboy316

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Thanks Bee, I got one now but thanks for the offer!

Bill

    

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