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1Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:21 am

Rickmeister

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Dear All (esp our UK brothers),

I have just now fitted my brand new RAM shock, fully imported from the UK.

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After I unpacked it, I tried to turn the black damping adjustment knob. It was a fair bit tight, and not wanting to force anything, and being a bit curious, one thing led to another. (Ugghh!) I loosened the grub screw in the black knob and (of course) SPROING! The knob came off, a tiny spring and ball flew out and a multi-hole detent disc flew out. Anyway, being in a previous life a person with a modicum of mechanical aptitude (NCR cash registers, no less) I found all the bits and it wasn't too much trouble to work out how they all fitted together.

In my experimentation, I wound the brass adjustment screw fully ACW to a stop. Then I started to turn it CW, for about 3-4 turns, but not to a stop. When the black knob is fitted, it only allows a bit less than 1 rotation, ie, 14 positions. When I re-assembled the thing, I wound the brass adjusting screw fully ACW, then backed it off about 1/8 of a turn, and then fitted the black knob, detent disc, spring and ball, and stop pin.

My question is: With the black knob in its fully ACW home position, where to I set the brass adjustment screw before I tighten the grub screw which then allows a 14 position adjustment range?

BTW, the RHS bottom mount support plate from SCP is a marvel of precision machining!

Rickmeister.


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2Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:30 am

charlie99

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saw that uli ...horray for scp


good luck with the shock ...got no idea on the adjustment ..sorry mate


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3Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:02 am

Basic2

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Hi Ulrich where did you get the support plate from?


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4Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:12 am

charlie99

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scp ...." side car paul "
really love the contributions from this guy ...

cheers paul !


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ORAM rear shock Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

5Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:33 am

Basic2

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Very neat!


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6Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:08 pm

sidecar paul

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Nice to see the support plate in situ Ulrick,
 I'm pleased that it still works with the RAM shock. RAM rear shock 112350 

Paul.

Basic/2, details of how to make the support are here, see post no 35.

https://www.k100-forum.com/t5094-studs-who-wants-a-stud?highlight=stud



Last edited by sidecar paul on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:14 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : link added)


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7Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:06 pm

Stan

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Rick, don't forget that the shock is from the other side of the world...all adjustments are "upside down".


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8Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:58 pm

robmack

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Does that then mean the rebound stroke is actually the compression stroke and compression, rebound?? Shocked


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9Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:24 pm

duck

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No, you need to have the spring spirally wound in the opposite direction to compensate for the gravitational pull from the earth spinning the "wrong way" down there.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
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10Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:35 pm

RicK G

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ainsjac wrote:Rick, don't forget that the shock is from the other side of the world...all adjustments are "upside down".
Now thats another fine mess you'll get us in Stanley. The bike is also upsidedown and the rider and the road at the top. Don't you know nuffin.


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11Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:53 am

Waz

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Hello Rickmeister
How did the new shock perform on the Guyra trip? I am about to buy one for my RS.

    

12Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty RAM Rear Shock on Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:56 am

Tom KSR

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G'day Waz
Also fitted a RAM shock recently with Ulrich's help and only tried it out last Sunday on the Newcastle Toy Run. The shock (although only travelling a short distance) performed much better than teh Ikon shock.
Ann was on the back and the shock worked really well.
So, all in all , I can only recommend them. Cheers Tom

    

13Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty Re: RAM rear shock on Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:35 am

charlie99

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good onya tom ...good to hear


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ORAM rear shock Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

14Back to top Go down   RAM rear shock Empty re on Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:24 pm

colinijohnson

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Fitted mine last year - perfect, espically for the annual pilgimage to Calais - 2 up, panniers full with beer, cheesees and rabbits!


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