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Old 11-07-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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bad shock?!??

just bought the r6 01 and dude told me needs rear shock how can I tell if it does
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: bad shock?!??

Stock or aftermarket?

It might just need a refresh or spring replacement

Either the seals have gone bad and it is leaking oil or needs a oil refresh OR the spring has lost its springy-ness and needs to be replaced.

To check the seals, click the adjusters left/right (make note of how many clicks). If they turn freely and easily the seals are okay. A sure way to check is to take it for a good ride and see if there is any oil leaking out from the adjusters.

To check the spring, push down on the seat and see how the bike reacts.... turn the rebound a good amount of turns soft and note the difference (should bounce up really fast) then turn it way hard and see the difference (should bounce up really slow).

If you're getting the same reaction from all settings, the spring and oil could be low/bad or just dirty.

It takes a lot for a shock to be thrown into the garbage.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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gotya going to check it out when i get home
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Re: bad shock?!??

ok i found a red shock on ebay it says it fits 01 r6 but the cylinder for ajusting is vertical not horizontal will this work. the one i have is yellow any thoughts
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