Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

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Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by AK-47 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:00 pm

Hello Gents et al,

On removing my rear shocks for a clean and check-over, I noticed that both rubber 'bump' stops are looking a tad sorry, and one of the eye damper bearings is seized. No lumps missing on the stop, but only a matter of time. I know one can remove the springs, but is it possible to remove/replace the stops? I appreciate the shocks are under gas pressure, so no fiddling there, but if anyone has the magic answer I'd appreciate it. Failing that, are there any reasonably priced after-market shocks that do the job?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by P.I.STAKER » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm

Hi,

I have bearings if you need any

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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by Pewter » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:34 pm

I’m not sure if it is a magic answer but to save taking the eyes off you can cut the new bumpers neatly lengthwise (just one cut) with a sharp knife, spring them over the rod and then using a good quality waterproof glue, join where you made the cut. I can’t remember who kindly told me, it may have been Minter, and it worked just fine. I think I used Gorilla glue which was even the right colour.

Mike.
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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by AK-47 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:53 pm

P.I.STAKER wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Hi,

I have bearings if you need any

Cheers

George
Hello George,

Thanks for the reply and offer. I need two please. What is the cost, and how do we arrange it as I've not done any transactions on the site.

Best,
Stuart
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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by AK-47 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:55 pm

Pewter wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:34 pm
I’m not sure if it is a magic answer but to save taking the eyes off you can cut the new bumpers neatly lengthwise (just one cut) with a sharp knife, spring them over the rod and then using a good quality waterproof glue, join where you made the cut. I can’t remember who kindly told me, it may have been Minter, and it worked just fine. I think I used Gorilla glue which was even the right colour.

Mike.
Hello Mike,

Thanks for the reply. Looks like the way to go, but do the bumps have to be a certain type, and any pointers as to where I can source them? I've looked on eBay, but so many are 'to type' with no dimensions.

Thanks,
Stuart
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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by P.I.STAKER » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:27 pm

pm sent

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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by Pewter » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:50 pm

Hi Stuart,

I got mine either From Nick at Force Motorcycles or Gary at Sportax.

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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by Laurence » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 am

Might be worth talking to BG Motorsports, they refurbished my ohlins and replaced the bump stops as part of the package..
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Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Post by AK-47 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:29 am

Hello Gents,

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I will contact them and source the parts.

Regards,
Stuart
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