Rocks in shock - gsxr

Discussion in 'Tech' started by code3ryder, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    Picked up a 04/05 600 shock (ebay) to put in my 03 750. Shock looks great but there are some small rocks in the sleeve part at the botton of the shock. They are obviously too big to get out of the small gap (even with squeezing the sleeve but it doesn't really open up). I suppose it could be internal parts but sure looks like small stones. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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  2. metricdevilmoto

    metricdevilmoto Just forking around

    That's the bump stop foam. Or, at least, it used to be.

    I'd have that shock gone through if I was planning on using it on a race track.
     
  3. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    Possibly dried out bottom out bumper in pieces.
     
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  4. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    yep. thanks fellas. i took a flat driver to try and pry on it and the chunks starting falling apart. Does feel "foamy". Well shit...

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  5. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Ohvale Maintenance & Transport Service

    It probably also means that shock hasn't been rebuilt/serviced in a very long time.
     
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  6. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    agree. it was 30 bucks shipped on ebay. I just put the original (no loose bits lol) back in. Not sure what the next step will be. Not really looking to upgrade to a Penske or Ohlins or whatever. This was meant to be budget trackday bike.
     
  7. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    Service it.
     
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  8. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Dat dere is one well used shock lol
     
  9. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Watched some videos and looks like something I could try and tackle. Tearing apart supsension parts has always been a bit intimidating.
     
  10. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    Perfect shock to try and learn. Not worth anything as is so may as well open it up.
     
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  11. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    100%
     

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