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Old 05-01-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
Jan OP
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Dumaguete City, Philipines
Oddometer: 34
r27 (and other /2's) shocks reconditioning

Whilst rebuilding the r27 last year, i noticed the shocks were all swooshy and basically well fekked....
i looked all over the net but didnt find anyone who could economically refurbish them (shipping to this place is a bitch to put it mildly).

I figured that if there were a way to change the oil in the damn things they would work better.

so i decided to drill a hole (2mm) in the bottom of the shock, drain/push/squeeze out all remaining sludge. tapped a 3mm thread in the hole, refilled the oil, put a loctited bolt with a cupper washer and done.

i have now over 1000 kilometers on said shocks and they are still doing well. i lost the pictures during a hdd crash, will take new ones whenever i need to take out the shocks for whatever reason.

do this on your own responsability. i cant/wont be reposnsible for anything you do on your bike
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
ed mocz
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You can also pop out the shaft seal to clean out. Seals are available from the local bearing supply house. Just have to match them up.
1978 BMW R100/7 A holy union/cheap bike challenge combo. 1975 Honda TL250.
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