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Old 07-17-2017, 04:29 AM   #11
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Seals would be a top priority and maybe the bladder, Bladder is an inverted bladder so it is not the more common. Sometimes they are collapsed and cracked. The OEM shock really needs some decent valving as rebound is Waaaaaayyyy too slow in OEM form.
Ok, so my options here are to but a new aftermarket shock http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/suzuki/g...ies_monoshock/ for 280 which obviously isn't cheap. (I'd welcome any opinions on the YSS shock?) I can get an old 750 shock in what looks like good condition for about 80 but I'd need special tools to service it, what special tools would they be?

When you say needs some decent valving, this means absolutely nothing to me, what would be involved in doing this assuming it's something I could change?

When I've looked where I'd normally buy parts from I can't find any parts for the OEM shock, just the whole unit at over a grand so where could I get seals and a bladder from assuming I could also get the tools to replace them.

Just trying to work out if new aftermarket would work out cheaper/better than overhauling an old 750 one.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:26 AM   #12
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Ok, so my options here are to but a new aftermarket shock http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/suzuki/g...ies_monoshock/ for 280 which obviously isn't cheap. (I'd welcome any opinions on the YSS shock?) I can get an old 750 shock in what looks like good condition for about 80 but I'd need special tools to service it, what special tools would they be?

When you say needs some decent valving, this means absolutely nothing to me, what would be involved in doing this assuming it's something I could change?

When I've looked where I'd normally buy parts from I can't find any parts for the OEM shock, just the whole unit at over a grand so where could I get seals and a bladder from assuming I could also get the tools to replace them.

Just trying to work out if new aftermarket would work out cheaper/better than overhauling an old 750 one.
I'm not opposed to do it yourself, but you might want to consider contacting a local suspension shop (who would have all the tools, and know how to revalve for best results) and just get an estimate on a rebuild.

If nothing else, it's more info for you to consider and make the best choice from the options.

And +1 Tmod is the man when it comes to suspension. If you were in the US, I'd definitely be saying just send it to him.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:28 AM   #13
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I'd need special tools to service it, what special tools would they be?

When you say needs some decent valving, this means absolutely nothing to me, what would be involved in doing this assuming it's something I could change?

When I've looked where I'd normally buy parts from I can't find any parts for the OEM shock, just the whole unit at over a grand so where could I get seals and a bladder from assuming I could also get the tools to replace them.
You would need tools for seal removal and installation, Nitrogen pressurization regulator and bladder needle or schrader valve depending on what way you went. Torque wrench and some red 271 loctite. Also fluid and spray cleaner and a pick set.

With all due respect if it means nothing to you when I say decent valving then rebuild/revalve is not for you. Just buy new aftermarket. Valving is the arrangement of shims in various thicknesses in a certain order to arrive at the required damping for the rider/spring combination.

Suspension shops around you should stock the parts necessary for that shock as it is a Showa shock.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:46 PM   #14
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You would need tools for seal removal and installation, Nitrogen pressurization regulator and bladder needle or schrader valve depending on what way you went. Torque wrench and some red 271 loctite. Also fluid and spray cleaner and a pick set.

With all due respect if it means nothing to you when I say decent valving then rebuild/revalve is not for you. Just buy new aftermarket. Valving is the arrangement of shims in various thicknesses in a certain order to arrive at the required damping for the rider/spring combination.

Suspension shops around you should stock the parts necessary for that shock as it is a Showa shock.
🙂 Point taken, do like to get my hands dirty but sounds like this isn't a job to just 'have a go at' for a pretend wannabe mechanic as myself 🙂 Is the shock sold based on the fit then as opposed to being set for the bike it's sold for and an 'average' rider?
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Is the shock sold based on the fit then as opposed to being set for the bike it's sold for and an 'average' rider?
Obviously fitment is the priority, But the valving and spring combination on the OEM shock is way off, The rebound is very slow in OEM form and that will lead to packing of the shock if you encounter successive bumps. Not the end of the world but the OEM kat suspension regardless of what year and model all leave a huge opportunity for suspension improvement.
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