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hpwaco

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on: June 03, 2018, 01:31:20 pm
Finally noticed that the shock absorbers on the new twins are installed "right way up".   Maybe I'll change them on my 14GT!


portisheadric

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Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 02:36:48 pm
Inverting some shock absorbers from their designed orientation can be detrimental to their performance. I do not know if the units RE fit fall into this category or not.

I once refitted a pair of variable rate front fork springs incorrectly after an oil change along with some other work which included new head bearings and a different brand of front tyre and knew something wasn’t quite right as soon as I rode the bike down the road but couldn’t work out exactly what.
After a week of head scratching I decided to strip the forks. As soon as I started pulling the first spring up out of the fork leg it was quite obvious where my problem lay.