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Old 03-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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R80ST Works Performance Shock Orientation

I just received this new shock today.




Which side should be up? Should the black spring be on top or bottom?

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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My inclination is to put the spring, up, but since it doentt have a reservoir, I would say whichever way fits better. If either way fits fine and the mounting holes dont dictate fitting than I would go with whatever way looked best
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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I'd go with the way it's pictured.
Bi Tube designs (if it is one) generally work best that way.
It also reults in a slightly lower unsprung weight.
With the 50 lbs unsprung youthe S/T has a few grams ain't going to matter much
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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I checked the R100GS shock. It seems like the spring side is on top. That's way I asked.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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Is that the preload adjuster on the bottom? If so, it will be easier to get to on the bottom. Plus, less unsprung weight.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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The Allen screw is used to adjust rebound.







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Old 03-30-2012, 11:47 PM   #7
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:32 AM   #8
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I prefer putting the cylinder up, shaft down. This way any dirt and water can shed off the top of the seal better, rather than just sitting on top of it. That and the lower unsprung weight, not that it makes that much of difference, just the way it "should" be in my mind.
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Well now, now that its on the bike it does look more righter with the spring at the bottom.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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I like the bigass hex nut for adjusting preload. Better than the knotched rings most companies use.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:17 AM   #11
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Cylinder up, shaft down:

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #12
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The steel tracker for a r80st is different than the one goes on a r80g/s. Why did WP use this shock instead of just shorten a r80g/s shock model by 1/2inch?
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #13
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In the instruction, if the bike is too high, you would turn the adjust nut away from the spring ,make the spring longer, decrease the preloaded and lower the bike. I thought a longer spring would raise the bike height?
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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Think about the wording - then delete the part about making the spring longer. What they mean is basically reducing preload by allowing the spring a longer space to reside in. That's "making the spring longer".

Yeah, grammatically it is a little confusing - but it is correct

I like that shock, BTW.
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