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1Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:46 am

Tom GKR

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G'day All, This topic has most likely been covered before so apologies for any inane questions.In view of Rick-meister's recent shockie failure and other similar failures, what is a good replacement shock.
Is it worthwhile getting a used shock for rebuilding???? What do the valued members of the forum think. Thank you all. Cheers Tom

    

2Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty Re: Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:18 am

MikeP

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The OE unit isn't really intended to be rebuilt, although there are a small number of specialists who will do it it's often cheaper to buy a decent replacement.

Possibly the best value for money in terms of performance is the RAM unit made by Realm Engineering.

http://www.realmengineering.com/page7.html

I've only ever used their shock on one bike (so far) but it seemed every bit as good as suspension that costs four times the amount.


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3Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty Re: Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:51 am

RicK G

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@MikeP wrote:The OE unit isn't really intended to be rebuilt, although there are a small number of specialists who will do it it's often cheaper to buy a decent replacement.

Possibly the best value for money in terms of performance is the RAM unit made by Realm Engineering.

http://www.realmengineering.com/page7.html

I've only ever used their shock on one bike (so far) but it seemed every bit as good as suspension that costs four times the amount.
Yep +10


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4Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty Re: Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:11 am

charlie99

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yep have only heard good reports from them

good on beachcomer

just on a side note ...my "fox" twinclicker isn't busted ...got a final drive seal issue


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5Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty Re: Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:29 pm

Comberjohn

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I agree that the Realm shock is the one to buy if you have the readies.
An alternative, if you are watching the pennies, is to rebuild the original with a new Bilstein damper. James Sherlock in the UK are offering them for £112.80. Sherlocks
Don't need a specialist to rebuild it, just a big hammer and a small cold chisel. I borrowed a pair of small spring compressors to put it back together.
The result is ok. 'You pays your money...'


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6Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty realm shock Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:57 pm

colinijohnson

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bought - very happy....with progressive springs too - transforms the bike
Colin

    

7Back to top Go down   Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Empty Re: Shock Absorbers K100 , K75 Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:05 pm

charlie99

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@Comberjohn wrote:I agree that the Realm shock is the one to buy if you have the readies.
An alternative, if you are watching the pennies, is to rebuild the original with a new Bilstein damper. James Sherlock in the UK are offering them for £112.80. Sherlocks
Don't need a specialist to rebuild it, just a big hammer and a small cold chisel. I borrowed a pair of small spring compressors to put it back together.
The result is ok. 'You pays your money...'
thanks for the tip cj

could be a winner idea for those lightening up the rear end  and working within a budget


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'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
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