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Offline Komin

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AT rear shock
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:43:28 pm »
I posted this in the tech section but maybe I'll get quicker advise here.

I need some advice on my AT.  The VIN shows it is a RD07 1998 but the engine is recorded as RD04.  However this should not be relevant. 

Beginning of Dec I had the rear shock serviced for R 3,700.

About 3 months later I was doing easy dirt roads 2 up when it felt as if the shock collapsed.  I took it back and a "relatively" new 2nd hand spring was fitted.

It was fine up until about 2 weeks ago.  Now the rear end feels unstable.  It is especially difficult when I turn right as it feels as if the rear wants to break away.

Any advise taking into account I know nothing about suspension settings save from what I can find on the interweb and the manual?

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Re: AT rear shock
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 02:58:35 pm »
Guy here at work fitted a XR500 rear shock, goes straight in and also bumps the rear up a bit so looks pretty cool.... Have been on rides with him and the shock is more than adequate even with two up  :thumleft:

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Re: AT rear shock
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 04:22:29 pm »
Thanks I will appreciate - just need some advice before I take it back to the shop

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Re: AT rear shock
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 05:24:12 pm »
 what sort of riding/mileage between the new spring and the bike feeling funny 2 weeks ago?  Any oil leaking evident? Also if it feels different going right or left I would start off be checking all suspension bearings, particularly the swingarm.
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