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    Default suggestion needed regarding leaky and hard shocks

    Hi,
    my 09 model thoooom shoks are leaking and are not up to the mark ..
    should i repair it ? are they repairable ?
    anyone share their experice and recomendation with it?
    what generaly needs to be repaired/relaced in it?


    which oil is used in them ?
    how much a set (4 shocks) of shock absorbers cost ?
    any good mechanic in rwp ?

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    ok....

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    @asjdsm! I specifically told you not to use the engine oil. 20w50 is too thick, and is a colossal failure when it comes to front forks performance.

    Your front forks operate under Hydraulics mechanics. That means, the oil inside will be worked just like its in the engine. A 20w50 will change its viscosity too often, and too quickly. Which means, your shock absorbers will be too hard in mornings, and too soft in extremely hot weather.

    To maintain a balance, you should use Hydraulic Oil. (I don't recommend ATF, as a lot of websites and people here recommend. The reason is that you will have to change it often, every 5000kms or so, and thats 1) too inconvenient 2) enhances the spring wear in fork tubes; and 3) You have cheaper alternatives at your disposal).

    Anyway, get any Power Steering Fluid (such as STP Power Steering oil). Costs a little below Rs.500 and works better than your normal engine oil.

    You can refil your front forks at home, by yourself. Its not a difficult job. You can also utilize YouTube tutorials for some help. You don't even have to open the lower portion (fork legs), as that mechanic might have done, to change the seals.

    Rear shock absorbers can also be redone the same way. Drill a hole, extract oil, refill new oil and you are done. Any mechanist can also do this job. However, I'd still recommend buying a new pair of rear shock absorbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abobobilly View Post
    @asjdsm! I specifically told you not to use the engine oil. 20w50 is too thick, and is a colossal failure when it comes to front forks performance.

    Your front forks operate under Hydraulics mechanics. That means, the oil inside will be worked just like its in the engine. A 20w50 will change its viscosity too often, and too quickly. Which means, your shock absorbers will be too hard in mornings, and too soft in extremely hot weather.

    To maintain a balance, you should use Hydraulic Oil. (I don't recommend ATF, as a lot of websites and people here recommend. The reason is that you will have to change it often, every 5000kms or so, and thats 1) too inconvenient 2) enhances the spring wear in fork tubes; and 3) You have cheaper alternatives at your disposal).

    Anyway, get any Power Steering Fluid (such as STP Power Steering oil). Costs a little below Rs.500 and works better than your normal engine oil.

    You can refil your front forks at home, by yourself. Its not a difficult job. You can also utilize YouTube tutorials for some help. You don't even have to open the lower portion (fork legs), as that mechanic might have done, to change the seals.

    Rear shock absorbers can also be redone the same way. Drill a hole, extract oil, refill new oil and you are done. Any mechanist can also do this job. However, I'd still recommend buying a new pair of rear shock absorbers.
    thanks bro.. at one instant i wanted to do it myself and buy necessary items.. but i had earlier refilled oil and changed seals from mechanic once and it started to leak after 1 year and mechanic said its rod is faragh ....

    there i was standing near one mechanic and he reparied some realy old shocks and i thought let me give it a try so just gave it a last ditch try from mechanic... i am in a busy schedule now a days.. anyhow . i will keep your points in mind and give it a shot myself next time.. i will also try the rear shocks as well.

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    boys rear shocks seem a bit jerky..

    i would like to replace them.. current one do not have any settings..

    can i replace them with some that have settings.. ? the spring ones ?
    how is the difference between both ?

    some mechanics told me to replace its pump.. what is that ?
    any experience ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asjdsm View Post
    boys rear shocks seem a bit jerky..

    i would like to replace them.. current one do not have any settings..

    can i replace them with some that have settings.. ? the spring ones ?
    how is the difference between both ?
    currently installed shocks are like this
    Pakistan CD70 Motorcycle Shock Absorber, Good Quality Rear Shock Absorber Red for CD70 Motorcycle Spare Parts!!, View Pakistan CD70 Motorcycle , OEM Product Details from Huangshan Benma Group Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.com

    whats the difference between above and below
    China CD70 Motorcycle Shock Absorber factory price, View motorcycle shock absorber, SINHA Product Details from Qingdao Sinha International Trade Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.com

    some bikes used the spring less some use those having springs..
    any review ?

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