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Old 10-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Question Rear Shock Leak

more like a flood, but yesterday as I was riding to work I heard a little bang and looked down, but couldnt see anything. About a kilometre later, feeling not quite right, I stopped at a set of lights and looked down to see that I had turned into a smoke machine. Rode home gingerly and on inspection found that my rear shock(F800) had sprung a major leak.

Just seeking advice on what to do now. Is it worth having the shock re-furbished/repaired or should I just get a replacement ?

Cheers, Ivan.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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more like a flood, but yesterday as I was riding to work I heard a little bang and looked down, but couldnt see anything. About a kilometre later, feeling not quite right, I stopped at a set of lights and looked down to see that I had turned into a smoke machine. Rode home gingerly and on inspection found that my rear shock(F800) had sprung a major leak.

Just seeking advice on what to do now. Is it worth having the shock re-furbished/repaired or should I just get a replacement ?

Cheers, Ivan.
I had my local MX dealer rebuild mine...
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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more like a flood, but yesterday as I was riding to work I heard a little bang and looked down, but couldnt see anything. About a kilometre later, feeling not quite right, I stopped at a set of lights and looked down to see that I had turned into a smoke machine. Rode home gingerly and on inspection found that my rear shock(F800) had sprung a major leak.

Just seeking advice on what to do now. Is it worth having the shock re-furbished/repaired or should I just get a replacement ?

Cheers, Ivan.
What year? Because that sounds like the perfect excuse for an "upgrade"
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:20 AM   #4
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What year? Because that sounds like the perfect excuse for an "upgrade"
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BTW how many miles did it last?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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My rear shock on my 09 F800GS started leaking on my trip in Alaska. By the time I got home it was leaking bad. The swing arm was wet and it felt like a spring in the rear. Mine lasted about 34k miles. Luckly I was still under warranty and the dealer replaced it for free.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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It's from 2008. Not exactly sure # of k's, but not a lot. Hmmm, just maybe it's worth looking for a new Wilber's or Elka or....early Christmas present!
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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Mine wasn't a slow leak, I literally had both swing arms dripping, rear tyre covered and the bike did not like bumps. Something went bad very quickly.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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Is it an F800 or the F650?

I have the standard F800 shock here with about 20,000kms on it. I wont ever be putting it back on.

I reckon a small donation would seal the deal. Let me know if you're interested.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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Is it an F800 or the F650?

I have the standard F800 shock here with about 20,000kms on it. I wont ever be putting it back on.

I reckon a small donation would seal the deal. Let me know if you're interested.
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