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    Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    on: Nov 01, 2017, 12.53 pm
    Nov 01, 2017, 12.53 pm
    Warning. Just checked the rear shock bush and bearings on both my Crosstourers, one with 32K km and the other with 63K km and on both the bearings and bushes had disintegrated. You need to check your own bikes.

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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2017, 05.40 pm
    Nov 01, 2017, 05.40 pm
     :005:  Thanks for the heads up.  Something else to double check on!
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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2017, 07.59 am
    Nov 02, 2017, 07.59 am
    Mornin all,
    Just checked workshop manual and it seems like a hell of a job to remove rear shock and also need hydraulic press and special tools to replace bearing and bushings.
    What procedure did you use to check and identify?
    Thank you!
    Ged

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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2017, 10.42 am
    Nov 02, 2017, 10.42 am
    When the dealer was fitting the tyres he noticed there was a large amount of play when he pushed the rear wheel upwards before he could feel the rear shock engaging. In other words there was a slap/delay or too much travel before you feel the swingarm engage the shock. I saw this myself. Incidentally I got the dealer to fit the new parts. 

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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #4 on: Nov 02, 2017, 10.46 am
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    Parts already replaced. Take a look at this   I replaced
    all the lower parts, 5,20,17,12and 15.
    5   52463MALG00
    20   91262KV3831 (2)
    17   91072KT7003
    15   90304GE8003
    12   90121MGH640

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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #5 on: Nov 02, 2017, 02.31 pm
    Nov 02, 2017, 02.31 pm
    A decent C clamp and a couple sockets work quite nicely as a press.  As does a vice and a couple sockets.

    I've done quite a few bushings that way.  Easy peasy.   :047:
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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2017, 02.38 pm
    Nov 02, 2017, 02.38 pm
    Gotcha!
    I'll check if mines got any play before shock engages.
    Good tip with the C clamp!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Heads up on premature failure of rear shock bush and bearing.
    Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2017, 08.28 pm
    Nov 02, 2017, 08.28 pm
    Plus one for me. When the shock was removed there was nothing left of them, apparently due to a lack of basic lubrication during manufacture.  :151:

     



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