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Old 05-10-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Rear shock gone..

A couple weeks back I've traded my suspension with a guy for his 2003 S suspension. Today I discovered that the rear of the bike is really easy to compress.. while it it gives a hissing sound. Problem is that tomorrow I'm out for a race.. whatever I'll try to survive with the bike as is, because its 7pm now and the race will be off at 7am, so there is no time left for a rebuild, and I don't have another S spec shock at hand. It surely will be fun without compression and rebound dampening, basicly the only thing working there is the spring.

Question is that whats the difference between the non-s and s shock, as my deeler has a used non-s shock, and if it's only the spring I have to swap from my S shock, then it's probably easier and maybe cheaper than rebuilding this one ( who knows whats fcked up inside / will be after the race ) thats currently in the bike. If its only the spring that needs to be swaped, could this be carried out at home, or do I have to uncharge/reacharge the shock?

Thanks!

Sorry for the typeos but I'm writing this on my cell.

Also I'd like to ask if anybody has a (matching a 265mm front susp travel) S spec rear shock for sale?!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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I have no clue what have happened. Though you could seriously damage an expensive part with riding the race. Take the complete none-s damper and live with it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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I have no clue what have happened. Though you could seriously damage an expensive part with riding the race. Take the complete none-s damper and live with it.
Changing my S (bad) shock for the dealers non-S (good) shock tonight is not an option.. This would only work out next week. I think I can arrange a good price for it with him, so I don't care if the race will kill my - who knows what's wrong with it, maybe it's completely dead already, and would cost a fortune to rebuild - bad shock. Also because the front has 265mm travel, using a non-S shock (2006, so the lowest) would ruin the bikes geometry IMO. I think I'll have to buy the non-S shock from the dealer next week and swap out the parts from my - probably dead by then shock - to make it an "S" spec. Only problem is that the dealer is not into shocks, so if for this project I'll have to disassemble the shocks, then that brings up some problems:))

Anyway, I hope it won't fall apart during the weekend killing me
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:45 AM   #4
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As far as I know the only difference between non S and S rear shock is one spacer:
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Farkels/a...05_s_conv.html
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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I also believe the only difference is a spacer like mentioned. Keep this in mind, rear shock complete maintenance every 2 years or 15,000km per KTM manual.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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I rode with a shock on my aprilia pegaso 650 that lost all it's oil and your traction is halved on bumpy surfaces if you truly have zero damping - the rear wheel spends 1/2 the time in the air it just skips up and down.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
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After day one I'm still alive. It's not that bad at all.. maybe because of the mud that restricts the speed to 1mph:))
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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I just got back from 4 days in the desert after puking all the oil from my rear in the first 20 minutes. I decided I hadn't come so far to park it so I said fuck it and rode anyways fully expecting a big bill when I got home. When I called my suspension guy he said "you must have ridden this thing dry for quite a while". At this point I was getting ready for the bad news, turns out it was $31 more than last years service, his exact words were "if this was a shock from any of the Jap bikes it would have been a paperweight." Handling sucked though!
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #11
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Yaaay:)

2nd place:)

Half into the second day the forks gave up as well:) This was mega fun as all the oil from them went over the brake calipers and disc, so basicly I've lost the front brake:)

Also just as I rolled over the finish line the fuelpump died No doubt this bike is doomed..

Some pictures:

Some sections weren't easy:


Forks gone, note the fork oil all over the place:








Note the little oil spot under the right fork:)


Yaay, trophy for the second place:
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:36 AM   #12
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oil on front disc = faster entry speed into corner = faster exit speed = top 3 ranking = WIN

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Thats a nice spa muddy treatment!

congrats!
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #14
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Thanks!

I'll get the shock and forks to the dealer this week and report back on the situation
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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I wasn't really optimistic when i read that you decided to go ahead with the rally inspite of the blown shock but this is awesome !!!

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