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Old 13-08-2008, 09:33 AM
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kylie did you get the link i sent you via email. they have a few secondhand ones.
They didnt have anything when I looked for the right bike - i did have a good look, loads of other useful bits though so am going to keep for when the next thing breaks!
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Old 13-08-2008, 01:28 PM
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Having looked at the Betor one, it does look fairly robust, but as I have never heard of them, I have no idea as to their longevity. Tis up to you but the price does look very tempting.

If you find a second hand one, you have no idea of how much abuse it's had or how long it will last. At least with a new one you are covered by a guarantee.
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Old 13-08-2008, 01:30 PM
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Having looked at the Betor one, it does look fairly robust, but as I have never heard of them, I have no idea as to their longevity. Tis up to you but the price does look very tempting.

If you find a second hand one, you have no idea of how much abuse it's had or how long it will last. At least with a new one you are covered by a guarantee.
The bloke didnt mention any guarantee on the betor one, just that the hagon one has a 2 year guarantee.

Idiot child quoted me 189 for the same betor shock

"The Betor is the cheapest shock available. It is a decent spanish-made gas shock, but has only preload adjustment, and costs 149 delivered.
Next cheapest is a Hagon shock. Made in UK, has both preload and damping adjustment, and comes with a 2-year warranty at 239 delivered."
(from the email sent by place online quoting for my bike)
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Betor has a one year guarantee.
The mate I spoke to reckoned shocks often only had a life of about 4-5 years anyway when ridden every day, and that i'd be as well off with the cheaper one and replace it in full when it dies on me...

I wasnt sure if it was heavy duty enough though - and whether anyone has any experiences of them.
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Old 13-08-2008, 01:43 PM
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It looks chunky enough on the pics I have seen.
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Old 13-08-2008, 01:44 PM
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Shall I get one then?

I'd like the Hagon, but if I get the Betor I can afford to do all the bearings as well - although I think I need to have a look online for them too cos i got a silly quote for them from the dealer
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Old 13-08-2008, 02:01 PM
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Get all your bearing sizes and try a bearing manufacturer rather than go via a bike specific dealer. Often halves the cost and there's only been one on my old gixer I havent been able to replace like that.

And I'd go for the cheaper one too
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Old 13-08-2008, 02:03 PM
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Get all your bearing sizes and try a bearing manufacturer rather than go via a bike specific dealer. Often halves the cost and there's only been one on my old gixer I havent been able to replace like that.

And I'd go for the cheaper one too
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How do I get the bearing sizes? Cos I need her on the road, can't afford to take them off and take them in with me to get them made up...
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As Minxy knows more about Soozooks than me, that's a pretty convincing endorsement.

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Old 13-08-2008, 02:41 PM
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What bearings do you need to replace hunny and I'll find out for you. Normally suppliers list sizes against models so if you went into your local bike shop they should be able to help. Luckily my mate owns a bike shop and agrees with getting bearings at the best price possible so is quite happy to share info with me

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Old 13-08-2008, 02:47 PM
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What bearings do you need to replace hunny and I'll find out for you. Normally suppliers list sizes against models so if you went into your local bike shop they should be able to help. Luckily my mate owns a bike shop and agrees with getting bearings at the best price possible so is quite happy to share info with me

PS Sorry I missed your pm a while back ... head up arse a bit recently.
S'ok I didn't take it personally - we're all busy!

I need the ones that I should replace with the shock, according to my lovely haynes manual there's about 6, but the drawing is a sodding mystery to me cos the swinging arm seems to be in a totally different place to where i think it should be in relation to the shock and i'm clearly having a bit of a dim day.

I think theres 4 at one end and 2 at the other...

Idiot boy only quoted me for 4 and that was about 80 for the 4
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Old 13-08-2008, 02:51 PM
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Ah .... recalling something about your bushes now and some play in the swingarm. 80 you say? Let me see what I can find.
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Ah .... recalling something about your bushes now and some play in the swingarm. 80 you say? Let me see what I can find.
I'm sure there will be some misquote about you and my bush now...

There is some speculation that my swingarm is moving thus causing the chain to stretch like an absolute barsteward.

The 80 was only for 4 bearings which was one front, one rear and two middle ones and they were different prices... I know nothing I'm afraid... All I know is I need to get to the bottom of it. I've been told the bearings are probably ok but uncle grav and I both feel it might be an idea to replace them while we have her rear end apart.
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Yep, I shall sort her rear end out with my splendid big tool.
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Do you have somewhere to shelter from the rain or will we be doing it outdoors? Will Mrs Grav be joining in this time?
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Really?

Anyhow - check out the link below. Is yours the 88 model? You'll see a full replacement bearing kit is 19.95. Worth having a rummage and tbh, fiver a bearing is a good price and one you'd struggle to beat even going direct to trade bearing supplier with your old uns.

http://shop.wemoto.com/index.dyn?oid=1915459
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Do you have somewhere to shelter from the rain or will we be doing it outdoors? Will Mrs Grav be joining in this time?
I have a Garage and Mrs Grav is quite adept at handling my big tool.
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I thought he might be fleecing me somewhat! I shall get them from there if the place i am getting the shock from can't do them too. Thanks Minxy.
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I have a Garage and Mrs Grav is quite adept at handling my big tool.
So long as she doesnt get too carried away, I want a turn too!

Oh and Minxy she is a 91 not an 88 but found the right one on that site.
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Right the nice man I just rang agrees the betor should be fine for my requirements and agrees with my mate who says if i can't feel a problem with the handling with a dead shock theres no point getting a decent one!

He's ringing me back when he's found out if there's any he can source cos he doesnt have one in stock right now

And no, he doesnt have the bearings so wemoto it is

Grav can you check thats all the ones we're going to need? Cos it looks like thats just the pair and there is still another 4... maybe i should scan the diagram out of my haynes manual
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Old 13-08-2008, 03:26 PM
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They don't have them in stock, nor are they able to get them, there is a possibility could get them in a few months, but i can't wait that long... Busters have them listed so going to give them a try and see if they have any... Looks like i might have to get the Hagon after all
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Give Bikes Trikes n Stuff in Peterborough a cll on 01733 896002. Tell em Sarah Gixer 11 suggested you try them and see what they can do. Worth a go. They have accounts with all sorts of suppliers.
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Thanks Minxy, but Busters had them in stock so ordered it from there - hurrah!

Right, off to quacks for me I think, my knee is very not happy after the weekend... Now if only I could just replace that too.....
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, my knee is very not happy after the weekend... Now if only I could just replace that too.....

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Oh yes............ as long as its stroked regularly
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Wicked, I'll use that as the fall back option if the physio I am seeing in the morning can't help!
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