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Old 09-28-2010, 09:31 AM   #151
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As seen elsewhere;



Whatcha got there Dude? I saw another shot of 'em on a trailer. What's with the valve covers?
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #152
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Whatcha got there Dude? I saw another shot of 'em on a trailer. What's with the valve covers?
That's a VW engine in that one.

Check back on the thread to see more pics!
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:35 AM   #153
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Rear Shock



I noticed my shock assembly seemed floppier than usual, so I pulled the bottom off and found this....
I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like in real life...
The receiver is fine. I ASSUMED it was alubidium or something...but it's prolly steel. I have no clue as to what the shock base is made of. But it's been ground off. It looks like somebody put NeverSieze on the threads....

Why would this happen?
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:51 AM   #154
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Kind of looks like corrosion or galling of some variety took down the peaks of the threads.

Are the materials of the receiver different than those of the threads?
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:43 PM   #155
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:55 PM   #156
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Yer killin' me....!

I suggest a new exhaust system for the blackbomber.....
Max' got 'em in stock....$18K!




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Old 10-03-2010, 03:11 PM   #157
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no love for the highpipe- ive burnt too many sleeping bags,rainsuits and girlfriends with 'em.

i could fab you up a cooler pipe than that anywayz...
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #158
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:03 PM   #159
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I've been told by SEVERAL sources that actually have credibility (you know... as in... not like me) who say DO NOT put anti-seize on the threads of the shocks.

Supposedly there is a large enough experience base of the shock cartridges being able to unscrew themselves and once it gets down to a small enough number of threads, it just starts shearing them off.

The lowers with the silent bloc inserts are steel. Maybe you could clean it and re-install. Maybe it became unscrewed enough prior to shear that it has sufficient good threads left. Install it dry.


FWIW, I anti-seized as well before somebody told me, but I haven't ridden it yet, so I'll just check every thousand miles or so.
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Dan

I've been told by SEVERAL sources that actually have credibility (you know... as in... not like me) who say DO NOT put anti-seize on the threads of the shocks.

Supposedly there is a large enough experience base of the shock cartridges being able to unscrew themselves and once it gets down to a small enough number of threads, it just starts shearing them off.

The lowers with the silent bloc inserts are steel. Maybe you could clean it and re-install. Maybe it became unscrewed enough prior to shear that it has sufficient good threads left. Install it dry.


FWIW, I anti-seized as well before somebody told me, but I haven't ridden it yet, so I'll just check every thousand miles or so.

When was anybody gonna tell me?????!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #161
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In the meantime

OK... I might be able to salvage what's left...
but I'm interested in finding a replacement....
Anybody got a good used shock cartridge they're willing to part with?
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #162
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #163
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Sorry Dan. I figured it was one of those /2 tribal knowledge things that I was just learning.

You know... change the oil, slingers at 30k, no brakes in reverse, rev the motor to honk the horn, and no silver snot on the shock threads.

Don't take my word for it. Ask around before you put them in dry.

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Old 10-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #164
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I don't give a sweet f$*&@(*^&^k about any of that.....
I need a rear shock.... and I'm pissed a new one costs $140......
The old one isn't even bad, but the threads got beat....
I'm wondering if this is a common occurrence....
I'm gonna post the question on Yahoo/2....
..see what kind of a beating I'll take.......


...you got reverse?........
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:23 PM   #165
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[QUOTE=datchew]Sorry Dan. I figured it was one of those /2 tribal knowledge things that I was just learning.

You've missed the whole point!!!!
We're doin' shit nobodies' ever done....
Take a POS ol' black junker and make it into.....
....into.......
...into a daily runner, cross country touring machine, up over Mt. Washington kinda 2 UP, ralley conversation piece.... kinda thing.....

These things are 40+ years old, on their 4th owners, and still gettin' lost out there somewhere, and gettin' back.....
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