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Old 11-29-2009, 02:06 PM   #196
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Just want to bump this thread to the front, deadline is coming up! Rick, i'm shipping my shock out to you today .
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:58 PM   #197
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I'm sorry folks, but I'm out. I had some unexpected spending pop up. Hopefully I will be able to get into the next group buy.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:21 AM   #198
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What are the potential downsides to "overloading" the stock rear shock on a 10,000 mile trip? When I say overloaded I mean, I weigh 180lbs are there will likely be another 60-80lbs of gear. The gear weight would be smaller but my ammo cans are 40lbs. I really don't have the money for a new or rebuilt rear shock.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #199
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In it's self, "overloading the shock" wont hurt it, you bottom bumper will likely get mushed and even come apart. Make sure that you dial in enough spring preload to make the bike level with the load and you (about 3.5 inches sag). Your bike isn't going to handle real well and you will bottom on big bumps. Turn up your stock damping as far as it goes.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:28 PM   #200
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Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I can come across some extra money to get my shock rebuilt or replaced.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #201
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Rick called Monday, and we discussed my riding skills and terrain.

My shock got here at 9 this morning. It was packed so well that Fed Ex could have dropped it out of the plane without hurting it. He also returns the old parts, which I like.

Spent the day installing and loading the truck. Sorry, in a hurry, no pics. Leaving for San Diego in the morning. It's solid flat black, stock white spring, with the Cogent sticker on the resevoir. That RED rebound knob and spring keeper looks really cool peeking out.

Dang kickstand switch quit working, along with my neutral light. I did a quick wiring check and didn't see anything, I'll have to look closer when I get to Kali. Hope I unplugged something getting the airbox reinstalled. The knot in the pit of my stomach is hopping it ISN'T the NSU. Although that's too coincidental, as they both worked when I started.

Gotta go, more packing.

Edit: I did find all the needle bearings I dropped when removing the shock linkage.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:24 PM   #202
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Thumb look what FedEx dropped off



just installed it today

(note that Rick recommends only 38nm for tightening the mount bolts!)

heading to the dez this weekend to start the new year, get it dialed in, and see how the BigBluePig performs...
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:46 AM   #203
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Thumb On their way.....

My forks and shock went out to Cogent today for a complete rework.

If anyone else is interested in getting your shock done with the coating, send it in soon and hopefully we can get the group discount for the coating....

TIA,

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Old 12-31-2009, 11:58 AM   #204
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just installed it today

(note that Rick recommends only 38nm for tightening the mount bolts!)
Yeah, I was the poor sap who attempted to tighten it to the factory spec, and the bolt just kept on spinning! So, I enlarged the clevis' hole a little with my dremel, used a longer bolt, and added a couple washers and a nylock nut to hold it all together. I had to make sure that it all cleared the inside of the dog bones through full suspension travel - it does, so all is well!

I also ordered RT Emulators and Eibach springs for the forks from Rick (I ordered them after I got my shock back). I just installed them, so now I'm going to go test it all! Rick is great to do business with!
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:17 PM   #205
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My forks and shock went out to Cogent today for a complete rework.

If anyone else is interetsed in getting your shock done with the coating, send it in soon and hopefully we can get the group discount for the coating....

TIA,

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Hey boatanchor I was hoping Rick would be doing another group rebuild. My name is on the list for the next one, it would be a good time cause the weather sucks here in Ga. now.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:05 PM   #206
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Hey boatanchor I was hoping Rick would be doing another group rebuild. My name is on the list for the next one, it would be a good time cause the weather sucks here in Ga. now.

My thoughts exactly...looks like a cruddy winter (For East Tennessee) so now is the time to do some upgrades to the DR for new year...

Please pass the word along to anyone else that might be interested and hopefully we can get the discounted price for the coating....

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:12 PM   #207
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My thoughts exactly...looks like a cruddy winter (For East Tennessee) so now is the time to do some upgrades to the DR for new year...

Please pass the word along to anyone else that might be interested and hopefully we can get the discounted price for the coating....

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Old 01-01-2010, 09:54 AM   #208
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Happy New Year! Did any of you DR riders make a New Years resolution to get your rear shock rebuilt? BoatAnchor just got his sent in and was hoping we could get enough of us for a group rebuild, to get a better price on the anodizing and stiffer spring. Now is a good time to get mods done before better riding weather gets here.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:29 AM   #209
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Happy New Year! Thanks so much to the folks who have allowed us to re-engineer their shocks! We are honored and privileged to have worked with you.

Here is a photo of the assembly that went in to the latest build, there are over 30 new parts used in EACH shock:



We re-used the bottom bumper (when it is in good shape) and the top cover, the rest is all new Cogent Dynamics parts.


We are ready to rock and roll on yet another a new build.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:40 PM   #210
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Hi Folks,

Our customers tell us that it is time to do yet another shock group build. I have several here already. If you would like to take advantage of the build and the performance and savings that this will bring, we will want to have your shocks here in our shop by January 22 2010.

$399 for the shock upgrade. $45 for the hard AlO3 Ceramic coating. and $85 for a new spring where needed.

I can also consider doing something with the fork upgrades too if there is enough interest.

Thanks,

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