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Offline thristov

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Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« on: July 20, 2020, 08:02:05 AM »
Hello everyone (greetings from Bulgaria),

I ride Triumph Tiger XC 800 2011 and just recently after a 200 km ride observed a leaking rear suspension (oil droplets at the bottom of the rear suspension unit). Want to ask if the shock can be repaired by a specialized suspension mechanic or do I need to order a new stock one (costs about 800)?

Thanks much in advance!

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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 10:26:41 AM »
Well don't order the oem. I just replaced mine this year with a new Hyperpro which was cheaper than the oem
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 10:53:50 AM »
 :0461: .... not worth the cost of repairing the leaking one and I definitely wouldn't buy a new OEM one when you can get a personally built weight specific quality replacement for around 250-300 less from the likes of Hyperpro, Wilbers, Nitron.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 01:54:12 PM »
Thank you so much for the comments. I just figured out after reading in the forum whole day, that I would be nuts to order a new OEM shock (Part no: T2056200, which costs  723.08), so instead did some research and ordered a brand new Nitron NTR Adventure Series with 1-way adjustability (for 528.00 including UK VAT). I do not need anything too fancy, so think this will do the job for the many miles ahead.

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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 01:56:20 PM »
 :028:  :300:
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 02:18:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by thristov [+]
... ordered a brand new Nitron NTR Adventure Series with 1-way adjustability (for 528.00 including UK VAT). I do not need anything too fancy, so think this will do the job for the many miles ahead.

 :028: That would also be my choice if I had the spare cash. However if/when my OEM shock plays up I can then justify the cost.  :017:
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 07:18:31 PM »
Have you ordered your shock yet
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 12:46:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by ENGLISHBANDIT [+]
Have you ordered your shock yet

Yes, it should arrive next week before my 2000km trip

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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2020, 09:53:12 AM »
Shame could have got you a discount. Mine comes in 2 weeks I think. where you off two
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2020, 10:14:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by ENGLISHBANDIT [+]
Shame could have got you a discount. Mine comes in 2 weeks I think. where you off two
You getting the spring or complete shock?
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