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Shock Troubleshoot

My works shock (1200 miles) is making a barking sound when I sit on it (on the way down). I researched works website and they suggested greasing the o-rings. I took it apart, greased them, and it's still doing it . My friend said it sounds like it's leaking. I can't get to the shop till Tuesday to confirm.

If it is in need of a rebuild does anyone know where the cheapest place is?
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Not quite sure but how much was a works shock for the 919?

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If it's just a squeal from the movement of the spring on a platform at one end or the other, some folks use these to reduce resistance at that point.

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Not quite sure but how much was a works shock for the 919?
I got mine for 200. There is one on ebay for 1150.... But no one in their right mind would buy that over an Ohlins.
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If it's just a squeal from the movement of the spring on a platform at one end or the other, some folks use these to reduce resistance at that point.

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I took it to honda. The seals are bad Honda said they'd do it for around 250. Works said 160.
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If it's just a squeal from the movement of the spring on a platform at one end or the other, some folks use these to reduce resistance at that point.

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I seriously doubt the noise would be from the movement of the spring otherwise we would all be hearing it on all the OEM shocks.

Having said that I use those thrust bearings on all my type 46 Ohlins shocks to help increase the linear rate of the coil.


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I seriously doubt the noise would be from the movement of the spring otherwise we would all be hearing it on all the OEM shocks.

Having said that I use those thrust bearings on all my type 46 Ohlins shocks to help increase the linear rate of the coil.

Doesn't that also cut down the side force resultants that occur with non floating springs?
Slik idea.
Should be way less than those expensive devices that some car guys use for the same effect. Out of the UK originally. I can't remember the name.

How easy was it to get a good fit ?
Do you have to make up any special adaptor pieces ?

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Doesn't that also cut down the side force resultants that occur with non floating springs?
Slik idea.
Should be way less than those expensive devices that some car guys use for the same effect. Out of the UK originally. I can't remember the name.

How easy was it to get a good fit ?
Do you have to make up any special adaptor pieces ?
Extremely simple to install as long as you have a spring compressor.
Does not fit Ohlins TTX size springs, but conventional Ohlins 58mm ID springs are no problem. Of course I have an adapter that lets me use conventional sized springs on my TTX shocks

You also have to reduce your initial collar preload by 3mm, the same as the thickness of the thrust bearing.

The downside is they require some routine maintenance. You have to grease the needle bearings between the plates which makes a small mess, but if you do not keep them greased they will rust if you get into any rain or moisture at all. Some of us are constantly messing with our suspension all the time anyway so no big deal for us, but not everyone wants to pull their shock off once or twice a year to perform service on it.







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Extremely simple to install as long as you have a spring compressor.
Does not fit Ohlins TTX size springs, but conventional Ohlins 58mm ID springs are no problem. Of course I have an adapter that lets me use conventional sized springs on my TTX shocks

You also have to reduce your initial collar preload by 3mm, the same as the thickness of the thrust bearing.

The downside is they require some routine maintenance. You have to grease the needle bearings between the plates which makes a small mess, but if you do not keep them greased they will rust if you get into any rain or moisture at all. Some of us are constantly messing with our suspension all the time anyway so no big deal for us, but not everyone wants to pull their shock off once or twice a year to perform service on it.






LDH,

I'd really appreciate it if you posted a bearing number, that way I can get to the right group real quick instead of doing a full bearing search.
No doubt others would appreciate it as well.

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I've got thousands of them in bins ready to go...

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I've got thousands of them in bins ready to go...
To fit my PenskeS ?

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Maybe what is the ID on the shock spring?

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I seriously doubt ....
Of course you do...but look at the nice little exchange of ideas that has followed on.

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