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Riding to work this morning the bike didn't feel right. Every bump felt really harsh. I had a look when I got to work and the only thing i have discovered is that if i continuously bounce the rear it squats and appears to bottom out.

Is it time for a new rear shock? What are the options (cheap!)? The bike has hit 50k miles and is starting to cost me money!

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*edit* new Honda shock £521 plus vat! f**k that.
 

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03' 650 TA in silver (49k trouble free miles.....)


Not any more......

:D:D:D:D

hagon's arent too bad for the money.
 

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A rebuild by a local shock specialist should set you back about £100 - the gas goes after a while and at 50k yours would have probably started going about 40k ago !! so must me completely empty by now
 

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03' 650 TA in silver (49k trouble free miles.....)


Not any more......

:D:D:D:D

hagon's arent too bad for the money.
:toothy10: cheers for that! Yeah, I was looking at those - £300 so alot cheaper than Honda.
 

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A rebuild by a local shock specialist should set you back about £100 - the gas goes after a while and at 50k yours would have probably started going about 40k ago !! so must me completely empty by now
To be honest I didn't think they were rebuildable so thanks for the tip, I guess at £500 a pop they should be!! I'll look into it locally.

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57000 km and mine has gone. Removing from bike tomorrow to get rebuilt. $180 Aus dollars plus another $200 for heavier spring.:(
 

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I got lucky, I stuck a wanted ad in and Austin alerted me of a WP one on ebay - £185 brand new (normally around £400?). Just picked it up, it looks like its old stock dating back to 2006, but presumably it should be ok? It looks nice anyway!

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Riding to work this morning the bike didn't feel right. Every bump felt really harsh. I had a look when I got to work and the only thing i have discovered is that if i continuously bounce the rear it squats and appears to bottom out.

Is it time for a new rear shock? What are the options (cheap!)? The bike has hit 50k miles and is starting to cost me money!

Cheers

*edit* new Honda shock £521 plus vat! f**k that.
I fitted a Hagon last year to my 25K miler 10yo TA to allow quick and easy adjustments using a remote preload. Cheaper than Mr Honda's units, maybe not of the quality though....
 
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