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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by kdscoates, Oct 27, 2009.
just wondering what kind of mileage you guys are getting before the rear shock rebuild??
50,000 on mine and it's never crossed my mine. I do ride it very easy though.
very easy on the rear wheel!!
Trailering seems to extend the life!
Whats Up Steve-O!?
Damn never even saw that one coming.
S speced rear shock with a softer spring rate @ Superplush ( 2 years ago ) lots of loadded tours on and off rd. .
Just started to leak : (
Back to James Sidel this winter ...
60.000km's of which 40.000 at least fully loaded, of which 30.000 off paved roads.
No problems, that's when i sold the bike.
It's a good idea to have the fluid flushed every 20-30k miles. This is cheap, about $80 at my local shop using the 'good stuff' oil. It will remove the small metal particles and extend the life.
The other reason to do shock maintenance is to check the lower spherical bearing in the swing arm. It is heavily loaded & a known wear item. It can only be checked by pulling the shock.
Learning how to R & R the shock is fun, as the fit on the lower clevis is tight! Replacing the bearing is fun too! As is pulling the spring off the shock, you will need a decent spring compressor for that, should you choose to do so.
Slow leak for two years just turned into a big one with no damping now ...
2,000 miles loaded Utah desert trip just finished it off with a pogoing finaley .
Hope the turn around is fast !!!
I serviced mine at 25K miles, lower piston rod bushing was worn out and had to be replaced. I'll do it much sonner next time (15K miles)
A freshly serviced shock work so much better.
KTM recommends servicing ever 2 years or 15000KM