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Old 08-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #713
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Joined: Oct 2010
Location: The High Desert of New Mexico
Oddometer: 527
Originally Posted by skipn View Post
They are not Konis.

Well, my policy is: If appears I can't fix it, then FUBAR it.

I WD-40'd the piston rods and got my wife to get on the bike with me, and play Buckaroo. After some serious bouncing (seat held up good), I noticed the bike sat lower.

In a minute or so with the bike on the C/S, I heard what sounded like wheel spokes pinging (oh crap, I tore up the wheels!) only to see the shocks popping back to the 13 1/2 " they had been all this time. Did it 3 times, with a little bit more free movement each time.

I don't know how much they compressed, but at least I have some movement now. Maybe I just need to ride the snot out of it to get things loosened up a bit?
1992 R 100 GS (ZED)
2007 F 650 GS

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