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Offline wuckster

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Rear shock
« on: February 28, 2011, 08:09:24 PM »
Hi,

I note that the rear shock/shock linkage sticks out under the bike quite a bit and is right in the firing line for crud off the road and back tyre.
I know a hugger will stop some of this if and when one is produced, anyone else got any other ideas or suggestions to prevent this from happening apart from religious cleaning and re-greasing ?

Still not taken the plunge, but wavering !

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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 08:21:18 PM »
i have bought a shock sock to cover the spring.
http://www.reactivesuspension.com/accessories.php

if you turn it inside out - the horrible white logo can't be seen, and the velcro still works - just reversed.

not sure how you protect the linkage... grease?, waxoyl?
« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 08:39:28 PM by oneorangedog »

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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 08:25:25 PM »
 have found a spray of scotoiler 365 protector every now and then has done the job before  :152:
 will be using it on my tiger, splash it all over Harry  :008:
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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 09:13:48 PM »
As mentioned a Traxxion shock sock.  But I actually like the logo
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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 08:12:33 AM »
I put some 3mm rubber sheet  between the shock & swingarm on my old Tiger 1050, i fixed it in place with velcro somewhere up under the seat & cut channels in it so it fitted over the linkage completely covering it, it worked a treat, will be looking to do a similar thing on the 800 if the opportunity is there.

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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 12:21:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by oneorangedog [+]
i have bought a shock sock to cover the spring.
http://www.reactivesuspension.com/accessories.php

What length did you order - 6", 7" or 8"?
Was it the right size or would you recommend different?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 12:24:30 PM »
8" fits ok, bit fiddly to fit but ok when on.
turn it round so breather holes are opposite rear wheel

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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 12:26:25 PM »
You need a 9" sock Birdy68 - In addition to those quoted above, R&G also make them.   http://www.rg-racing.com/browseType/Shocktube/Triumph/Tiger_800/SHOCK1BK.aspx
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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 12:51:26 PM »
Thanks for the input!  :031:
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Re: Rear shock
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 01:54:26 PM »
My 8" shock sock fits fine.
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