mileage out of the stock suspension???

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by kdscoates, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    just wondering what kind of mileage you guys are getting before the rear shock rebuild??
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  2. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    50,000 on mine and it's never crossed my mine. :thumb I do ride it very easy though. :D
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  3. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

    very easy on the rear wheel!!
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  4. juniorsktm

    juniorsktm Been here awhile

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    Trailering seems to extend the life!:rofl :D :clap

    Whats Up Steve-O!?
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  5. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl Damn never even saw that one coming. :clap

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  6. 950TRANSALP

    950TRANSALP Been here awhile

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    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 ...
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  7. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    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.
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  8. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    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.
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  9. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    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.
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  10. 950TRANSALP

    950TRANSALP Been here awhile

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    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 . :doh

    Hope the turn around is fast !!!
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  11. dozer

    dozer Been here awhile

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    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.:clap

    P.s.
    KTM recommends servicing ever 2 years or 15000KM
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