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Old 23-06-2008, 02:24 PM
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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!
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Bandit one will fit as the Bandit is based on your bike.
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Bandit one will fit as the Bandit is based on your bike.
Do they come in super duper fit a bloke on the back of your bike strength?
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Hmmm - anyone want to buy a kidney???

Guess I'm going to be doing lots of bar work....
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Do they come in super duper fit a bloke on the back of your bike strength?

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

Sorry, forgot about that before
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Oh lord,she is going to kidnap someone
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Oh lord,she is going to kidnap someone
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.
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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!
How did you get from may need a new shock, because "Mate I was at Farmyard with is a mechanic and he said it needs doing at some point when I have the cash.."

To actually deciding you need one?

Especially when "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," is 99% certain to be talking about the bushes in the linkage and not the bush on the shock.

Before you rush out and spend money you haven't got on something you might not need, I'd get the rear wheel off the ground and drop the linkage to make sure its not shagged/seized. That being both more likely to be what is causing whatever the problem is, and practically free.

It's certainly preferable to spending your hard earned on a used shock and then finding that the linkage is seized when you come to fit it.
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Er it went from that to that when it bottomed out on me with Richie on the back... but it may not have been the actual shock as the shock would appear to be seized (we've been playing with it today and its got no movement in it, its as if its been hardtailed!). Movement may be coming from the dogbones which would also explain why my chain is stretching at an extraordinary rate!
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I shall be inspecting Kylies rear end when I get back from darkest Lincolnshire.

I bet you will tee hee
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I'll have you know that Grav is most excellent at inspecting my rear end

Oh Grav - we havent had the back wheel off since the tyre was put on have we? It would appear the last person to put my baby back together put it back together wrong and I am pretty sure it wasnt us!
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NOT KNOWING THE EXACT SET UP OF THE REAR SUSPENSION ON THE 600

i do list a shock for the gs500 at 290mm and one at 300mm.

i don't suppose they use the same one by any chance?

as sometimes my listed items don't include every model they fit.
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Old 14-08-2008, 08:29 AM
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ok forget above post. i just looked on my hagon listing and the part numbers are different. so there is a difference
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