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Old 12-07-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Shock rebuild kit

Are there any shock rebuild kits i.e. seal kits? I couldn't find any on my own and only one of the shops I visited had a kit they could order. But it came with a replacement cartrige and wasn't just the seals, which is all I want. Everyone I talked to said that stock shocks are almost never rebuilt so I might be chasing shadows. I want a refresher, not an upgrade, so after market items don't fit in my budget.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: Shock rebuild kit

The OEM parts diagram does not show any replaceable parts (i.e. seals) on the shock. I'm assuming that yours is leaking and you want to fix it without upgrading? I would suggest looking for a used one on eBay.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Re: Shock rebuild kit

you can call racetech, i think. also, many dirtbike shops have shock rebuild parts (or at least, i 've seen a few online locations which sell rebuild parts for showa shocks), so you just need to measure the old seals.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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Re: Shock rebuild kit

http://www.moto-pro.com/ProductPage....PSID=MPSSH4616
how about this? that should probably work - i.e., your shock is 46mm with 16mm shaft (have one apart, so I also measured it). you can give them a call and ask if that's gonna work. and I think they have the seals separately.
http://www.moto-pro.com/ProductPage.asp?strMPSID=16SDS - that actually looks exactly the same as on my shock
http://www.moto-pro.com/ProductPage.asp?strMPSID=16SOS
or this:
http://www.moto-pro.com/ProductPage....ID=RKITSHOWA16
but imo, new seal head with all the parts should be a better bargain
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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Re: Shock rebuild kit

Not leaking, high milage so it's over-due for an over haul. I appreciate the research fastboatster, but I'm not too keen on the "home make" seal kit. Not saying it wouldn't work, but there's no guarntee either. In other words; the the more affordable cost of the seals to rebuild the stock shock is close to the cost of a used shock on ebay. But the more expensive cartrige/seal kit is provided by a second party and backed by the shops work warrenty.

In short, I'll stick with what I have now.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Ship them to Traxxion Dynamics.I think it's about $300 for a full fork job. That includes their upgrades and all new consumables.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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Ship them to Traxxion Dynamics.I think it's about $300 for a full fork job. That includes their upgrades and all new consumables.
$300 is way out of my budget, I could get a Ohlin shock from a shop down the street. But I found some usful information in the service manual while putting everything back together:
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By the typical home mechanic. Suspension pros can do miracles.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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Re: Shock rebuild kit

If you want to rebuild it yourself, you can find the seals and parts from Racetech. You could revalve it with one of their Gold Valves too while you have it apart if you wish.

Shock stuff is at the bottom
http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/2/...X-R600/2004-05

Although at the end of the day, you'd be better off just sourcing a used Penske or Ohlins off ebay or WERA or something. Even after you rebuild it, it's still the same lower quality stock hardware.
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Re: Shock rebuild kit

well, if the shock doesn't leak and seals look ok then why not just change the oil and be done with it?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #11
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Even after you rebuild it, it's still the same lower quality stock hardware.
That's why I can't justify a pricey rebuild, and aftermarket isn't cheap either.

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well, if the shock doesn't leak and seals look ok then why not just change the oil and be done with it?
What do you know about doing just an oil change? Doesn't part of it had nitrogen though? I don't have the space or tools to do it on my own. All the reputable shops I know don't have the tools to do a rebuild, and all the ones that do are stealerships.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #12
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I rebuilt the shock on my bike with Race Tech parts. Check for my shock thread.
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