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Old 06-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Quickie question...

I just bought an '08 ADV rear shock off ebay for the very reasonable price of 70.
The spring on my '06 is rusty as ya like, which considering it's WP I find quite disappointing/annoying.
My question to the wise is can I do a straight swap?
(...probably should of asked before I bought it... )
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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Two questions:

What is the shock going on (different years and models had different suspension heights)

What is the spring rate of one shock vs. the other.

You asked a good question but did not provide the key information needed to answer it, like asking which color should I choose with out telling us what the choices are, of course we all know Orange in the right answer.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thank you.
The shock going on is from a 2008 990 ADV, (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2309800400...84.m1439.l2649), and my bike '06 990 ADV has the standard shock on it.
Where can I find answers to the great spring rate question please?? Does the pic help, thats from the '08?
(orange is the right answer unless your talking about your white power spring in which case white is the answer. ;) )
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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For a seven years old suspension what you were actually asking for? Suspensions are some thing always in use so if it rusty it might be the conditions but again 7 years old suspension if its even have no problem you should service it or change it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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For a seven years old suspension what you were actually asking for? Suspensions are some thing always in use so if it rusty it might be the conditions but again 7 years old suspension if its even have no problem you should service it or change it.
Basically I'm asking for a coat of paint thick enough to resist corrosion. ;)
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Thank you.
The shock going on is from a 2008 990 ADV, (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2309800400...84.m1439.l2649), and my bike '06 990 ADV has the standard shock on it.
Where can I find answers to the great spring rate question please?? Does the pic help, thats from the '08?
(orange is the right answer unless your talking about your white power spring in which case white is the answer. ;) )
The number on the two springs should be the same, that is the rate.

What is it thats corroding, the spring intself?

If so you can use something called POR on the spring it is what your looking for to prevent rust etc.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:40 AM   #7
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Eh?

Thanks DSM8.
I'm planning a 20,000 mile ride next year so I'm going to rebuild the bike over the winter replacing bearings and bushings, changing all nuts and bolts for stainless and waterproofing the electrics.
I'll be able to do a full on comparison then.
I'm quite sure I could get the 70 price I paid for the shock back but having a spare is also OK assuming it fits.
Has any one tried one of these shock sock things for keeping corrosion away from the spring?
MY bike has spent the last winter and a half outside and it's showing it, I think in future it would be as cheap to put it in storage over winter than to replace all the nuts and bolts that have turned KTM orange.
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Thanks DSM8.
I'm planning a 20,000 mile ride next year so I'm going to rebuild the bike over the winter replacing bearings and bushings, changing all nuts and bolts for stainless and waterproofing the electrics.
I'll be able to do a full on comparison then.
I'm quite sure I could get the 70 price I paid for the shock back but having a spare is also OK assuming it fits.
Has any one tried one of these shock sock things for keeping corrosion away from the spring?
MY bike has spent the last winter and a half outside and it's showing it, I think in future it would be as cheap to put it in storage over winter than to replace all the nuts and bolts that have turned KTM orange.

Ok some things to think about before you go swapping all the bolts.

Note the number on the head of the bolts you want to swap 8.8, 10.2 etc that is the grade of bolt.

Not all bolts are created equal and stainless is not as strong as a 10.8 for example. So if your thinking about changing bolts that are structural in application might want to think twice.

There are coating you can put on metal to help inhibit corrosion. If you sprayed down the shock and then put the sock on it to keep the debris off the shock it might help.

Also make sure to use Anti-seize on every stainless bolt you use that goes in to AL to help prevent galling. I just use it on everything and torque accordingly.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/st...es-d_1428.html

This one shows the stainless vs steel differences

http://k-tbolt.com/bolt_chart.html
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