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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115222

  • Kykdaar
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Ja, so sometime I cant see the wood from the trees.

Previous owner of my bike told me that he had the rear shock re-built and had a upgraded coil spring added.

When the bike failed to compress the rear suspension I, incorrectly now it seems, assumed that the spring was over-specced and I sourced and fitted a OEM spring.

Fitted that quickly and went tested it out - zero give on the back.

Clearly I was missing something. Took the shock out and made sure the linkage behaved as it should - the bolt was stuck, but it was pivoting as designed to do. Took the spring off again and now took a closer look at the shock.

Putting my, considerable, weight on it I was not able to compress it one millimeter :unsure: :ohmy:

So, what to do? Get a replacement shock or have it re-built by someone reputable?

Being a Fugly, I suppose that the cheapest option will win.

Any advise will be welcome.
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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115228

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There have been a couple of posts regarding the shock maintenance and rebuild etc. Guys available in Gauteng or Cape Town. I have sent my shock to Mike Fuchs in Cape Town previously. Did an awesome job for me. A shock rebuild should cost between R1200-R2000

It sounds like something is seriously stuck on your shock, hopefully the damage can be repaired.
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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115236

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Sounds like that shock is true and proper into its moer.

If I were you I'd do this:
  • Send the shock to the guys in Gauteng and have them inspect it. If they can refurbish for +-R1500 that would be first prize
  • If not, try to source a cheap second hand unit for sub-R2000, hopefully its condition is acceptable
  • If, however, you need to pay R2k for a replacement AND have it refurbished at R1500, then you would be foolish not to look at the aftermarket options: Cogent Moab, Progressive 465, etc

Good luck!
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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115246

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Thanks for the inputs gents.
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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115256

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My 2c worth, is that I agree with Lenny and Piet to a point!!
I would send my back shock down to MP Suspension( Martin Petzold) and let him redo your back shock


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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115302

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I have an old 2004 shock if you're interested.
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Fugly shock is fubar 8 months 3 weeks ago #115305

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Yes, interested thanks Leo.

Can you please PM me your contact details.
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