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shock absorber replacements

Postby dudenukem » 09 Jun 2022, 08:48

my Zephyr 550 surprised me this morning - while saddling up to work saw that large oil spot in the garage below the left shock absorber.

Thought of getting these ones https://www.louis.be/artikel/yss-schokdemper-instelbaar/10046162?filter_article_number=10046203 while finding the time to refurbish the old ones (I keep all my original parts).

Can anyone advice on this? Thanks ;)
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Re: shock absorber replacements

Postby dudenukem » 22 Jun 2022, 07:47

I found some nice information and photos here:
https://www.gazzz-garage.com/2016/06/30/zephyr-kayaba-rear-shocks-repairrepack-part-1/
thought it could be useful for the Zephyrs

I'm also attaching a picture of my shock leak - I guess my riding style is too hard for my old Zephyr (or I'm too heavy :D )
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Re: shock absorber replacements

Postby Jen-etc » 22 Jun 2022, 15:27

No advice I'm afraid, but I have a feeling my rear shocks are going to need attention too soon.

I actually really quite like the style of the original shocks so I'm debating servicing them like Gazz garage did, but I know I'll just end up replacing them.

Is it constantly leaking now for you?
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Re: shock absorber replacements

Postby dudenukem » 27 Jun 2022, 10:55

yes. I made two tests: 1st did a tour around then back to garage and the next morning the pool; 2nd clean up and left it for a day - same story.

Got the YSS shocks this week will replace then refurbish the originals.
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Re: shock absorber replacements

Postby Stereordinary » 27 Jun 2022, 15:56

Please post your experience with refurbishing them. We have Gazzz Garage’s great tutorial, but attempting some of it myself I felt like maybe there was some information left out.
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Re: shock absorber replacements

Postby andye » 15 Jul 2022, 11:50

I had my 750 shocks refurbished by Brook suspension. Pleased with the result. Back end feels planted & rides the bumps well.

It wasn't particularly cheap, but an option if you don't fancy doing it yourself.

http://www.brooksuspension.co.uk

They also sell YSS.
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