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Old 10-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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mileage out of the stock suspension???

just wondering what kind of mileage you guys are getting before the rear shock rebuild??
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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50,000 on mine and it's never crossed my mine. I do ride it very easy though.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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50,000 on mine and it's never crossed my mine. I do ride it very easy though.





very easy on the rear wheel!!
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #4
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Trailering seems to extend the life!

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Old 10-27-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Damn never even saw that one coming.

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Old 10-27-2009, 06:43 PM   #6
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Cry 30,000 miles an leaking

S speced rear shock with a softer spring rate @ Superplush ( 2 years ago ) lots of loadded tours on and off rd. .
Just started to leak : (

Back to James Sidel this winter ...
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:55 AM   #7
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60.000km's of which 40.000 at least fully loaded, of which 30.000 off paved roads.

No problems, that's when i sold the bike.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:49 AM   #8
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It's a good idea to have the fluid flushed every 20-30k miles. This is cheap, about $80 at my local shop using the 'good stuff' oil. It will remove the small metal particles and extend the life.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:47 AM   #9
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The other reason to do shock maintenance is to check the lower spherical bearing in the swing arm. It is heavily loaded & a known wear item. It can only be checked by pulling the shock.

Learning how to R & R the shock is fun, as the fit on the lower clevis is tight! Replacing the bearing is fun too! As is pulling the spring off the shock, you will need a decent spring compressor for that, should you choose to do so.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:15 AM   #10
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Finally went this week ...

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S speced rear shock with a softer spring rate @ Superplush ( 2 years ago ) lots of loadded tours on and off rd. .
Just started to leak : (

Back to James Sidel this winter ...
Slow leak for two years just turned into a big one with no damping now ...

2,000 miles loaded Utah desert trip just finished it off with a pogoing finaley .

Hope the turn around is fast !!!
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:11 AM   #11
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I serviced mine at 25K miles, lower piston rod bushing was worn out and had to be replaced. I'll do it much sonner next time (15K miles)

A freshly serviced shock work so much better.

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KTM recommends servicing ever 2 years or 15000KM
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