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Kylie 23-06-2008 02:24 PM

gsx600 shock
 
OK then - it would seem one may need a new shock...

Is this like the brakes where a bandit one will go on? Or any other models that will go on?

Mate I was at Farmyard with is a mechanic and he said it needs doing at some point when I have the cash, and a girl I met there who has exactly the same bike as me said when she did the bushes at the bottom of the shock it made a huge difference to the handling, so I guess that just became next job on the list... so I need to know how many pennies I need to save up.

I also need to find out whether it needs replacing or just something else doing to it, but i suspect the answer is replacing as it looks a touch old!

Grav 23-06-2008 03:01 PM

Bandit one will fit as the Bandit is based on your bike.:D

Kylie 23-06-2008 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Grav (Post 518265)
Bandit one will fit as the Bandit is based on your bike.:D

Do they come in super duper fit a bloke on the back of your bike strength? :D

Kylie 23-06-2008 03:18 PM

Hmmm - anyone want to buy a kidney???

Guess I'm going to be doing lots of bar work....

Shifty 23-06-2008 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Kylie (Post 518270)
Do they come in super duper fit a bloke on the back of your bike strength? :D


Try Hagon - they're reasonably priced and pretty good.

If that's still too expensive there's loads of good condition used Bandit shocks about. Try www.oldskoolsuzuki.info or a breaker.

lowrider 23-06-2008 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Kylie (Post 518270)
Do they come in super duper fit a bloke on the back of your bike strength? :D

Oh lord,she is going to kidnap someone:D

Kylie 23-06-2008 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by lowrider (Post 518279)
Oh lord,she is going to kidnap someone:D

Nah I already kidnapped someone but the shock absorber can't cope with him on the back of the bike and it decided to give up on life - fortunately its still ok with my lard arse but it didnt like the luggage much.

Kylie 23-06-2008 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 518276)
Try Hagon - they're reasonably priced and pretty good.

If that's still too expensive there's loads of good condition used Bandit shocks about. Try www.oldskoolsuzuki.info or a breaker.


I shall have a hunt around - I need to save some pennies up first so was just looking about to see how many pennies i need to find. Bill didnt seem too concerned but he said i needed to get it sorted before i try to save any pennies towards next years farmyard...

Shifty 23-06-2008 06:48 PM

I got a used, but very good condition, standard shock for the Bandit off ebay for about 26 quid.

Sorry, forgot about that before :D

Grav 23-06-2008 06:55 PM

Kylie, bite his hand off!

Shifty 23-06-2008 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Grav (Post 518321)
Kylie, bite his hand off!


Grav, you misunderstand me. I'm not selling it, just meant I managed to get one for good money for my Bandit to show that cheap deals are about.

it's transformed me Bandit, I'd forgotten just how crap the old one was, or how well the bike could handle, till I got the new one.

Grav 23-06-2008 06:59 PM

Then you should have said "I bought", instead of getting me all excitimicated.:D

Shifty 23-06-2008 06:59 PM

Sorry chap, now go and have a cold shower to calm yerself down :D

Shifty 23-06-2008 07:04 PM

Found one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Suzuki-bandit-...QQcmdZViewItem

Grav 23-06-2008 07:15 PM

You really are a helpful git, Shifty.:thumbsu:

Shifty 23-06-2008 07:16 PM

Well, thought I'd best redeem meself after getting you all excitamacated :D

Kylie 23-06-2008 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 518317)
I got a used, but very good condition, standard shock for the Bandit off ebay for about 26 quid.

Sorry, forgot about that before :D

Now that sounds more like my sort of price!

Richies going to help me have a look at it some time this week and see what we can do by sticking the preload up. The last thing I could do with at the moment is another repair bill.

Kylie 23-06-2008 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 518328)

Sorry - started to reply some time ago but got distracted by the phone.

Does it matter what year the bandit is?

I'm going to have to wait til next month at the earliest anyway, no money now til pay day and then i'm in Faro so might not have any then either.

Shifty 23-06-2008 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Kylie (Post 518342)
Sorry - started to reply some time ago but got distracted by the phone.

Does it matter what year the bandit is?

I'm going to have to wait til next month at the earliest anyway, no money now til pay day and then i'm in Faro so might not have any then either.

You want one off a pre-2000 Bandit for your bike I'd have thought.

If the shock's really goosed then bumping the preload up might not make too much difference. I'd go for a standard replacement like that one on egay.

Let me know if you don't win it and I'll ask around, I know a fair few folk with Bandits, several of which have probably fitted an aftermarket shock; someone may still have the original lying around.

Kylie 23-06-2008 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 518345)
You want one off a pre-2000 Bandit for your bike I'd have thought.

If the shock's really goosed then bumping the preload up might not make too much difference. I'd go for a standard replacement like that one on egay.

Let me know if you don't win it and I'll ask around, I know a fair few folk with Bandits, several of which have probably fitted an aftermarket shock; someone may still have the original lying around.

I can't even try to - not enough funds to pay for it even if it goes for 20

Shifty 23-06-2008 07:48 PM

Well, like I say, when you've got a few quid, if you can't find one give me a shout and I'll ask around, unless someone else comes up with one for you.

Shouldn't be too hard to find.

Kylie 23-06-2008 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 518355)
Well, like I say, when you've got a few quid, if you can't find one give me a shout and I'll ask around, unless someone else comes up with one for you.

Shouldn't be too hard to find.

Thanks for the offer, may take you up on it! Should be easier to find one now i know the bandit ones go on them

Kylie 03-08-2008 10:34 AM

Right - my friendly suzuki breaker had a shock which came off a bandit (i think he said either 99 or 2000), but it was much slimmer with a totally different adjuster...

I'm confused. I didnt get it because I can't afford to spend 60 on something that might just go splat...

Is it just an after market part hence it looks different?

The book says the shock in a gsx isnt the same part number as any other model...

Shifty 03-08-2008 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Kylie (Post 527474)
Right - my friendly suzuki breaker had a shock which came off a bandit (i think he said either 99 or 2000), but it was much slimmer with a totally different adjuster...

I'm confused. I didnt get it because I can't afford to spend 60 on something that might just go splat...

Is it just an after market part hence it looks different?

The book says the shock in a gsx isnt the same part number as any other model...

If it's the same length it should fit without changing the ride height I'd have thought.

Kylie 03-08-2008 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 527477)
If it's the same length it should fit without changing the ride height I'd have thought.

The ride height does matter as I am a short arse and the bike is pretty tall, BUT... i'm more bothered about whether it can cope with the pressure going through it - i can't afford to get it wrong and stretch the hell out of another chain - this one's lasted 4000 miles!

Shifty 03-08-2008 10:53 AM

Get a good-condition one from a similar size bike and it'll cope OK.

Might be worth finding out if a GSX 750 one will fit - might be the same or maybe stronger-sprung.

I'd recommend registering on www.oldskoolsuzuki.info too

Kylie 03-08-2008 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 527481)
Get a good-condition one from a similar size bike and it'll cope OK.

Might be worth finding out if a GSX 750 one will fit - might be the same or maybe stronger-sprung.

I'd recommend registering on www.oldskoolsuzuki.info too

The 750 one i think does fit, its the same picture in my Haynes destroy it yourself manual

I think i'm probably registered on there, will go poke around and annoy people

Shifty 03-08-2008 11:01 AM

I've had a look on the For Sales on our club site; looks like there's none for sale just now but I'll keep an eye on it for you.

shaggy696969 03-08-2008 12:47 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GSX600F-GSX-60...6.c0.m14.l1318

Shifty 03-08-2008 01:19 PM

Now that looks OK; buy it, sell the swing arm and it's a freebie if you're lucky.


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