Author 2021 Rear Shock Rebuildable  (Read 1784 times)

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  • Offline leachy   au

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    2021 Rear Shock Rebuildable
    on: September 02, 2022, 12:45:36 am
    September 02, 2022, 12:45:36 am
    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone knows if its possible to rebuild the rear shock on the non SE version of the Versys. Im finding I riding the bike currently at close to full or full preload with two up and panniers, rider + pillion and gear around 200kg extra. to me it fells like it need rebound dampening.

    So before I explore the new shock route I was wondering if the existing is rebuildable.

    Regards
    Leachy.

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    Re: 2021 Rear Shock Rebuildable
    Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 01:00:25 am
    September 02, 2022, 01:00:25 am
    Had my 2015's shock revalved and resprung Stateside. I'd be surprised, if you couldn't find someone where you're at to do the same.

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    Re: 2021 Rear Shock Rebuildable
    Reply #2 on: September 22, 2022, 01:15:39 pm
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    I bought a Hagon shock, sprung for my weight with luggage. I'm very pleased with its performance for the price. I'm pretty sure the OEM shock is not easily rebuildable.

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    Re: 2021 Rear Shock Rebuildable
    Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 10:45:16 pm
    September 22, 2022, 10:45:16 pm
    Leachy, the first rule of suspension is you need the proper spring rate to support you and the bike, and in your case, strong enough to do two-up when you add preload.  The stock spring is simply not up to the task, causing you to use excessive preload at the moment.  Secondly, if you have a similar/same shock as my 2016, there is only a rebound adjuster which can be tricky to dial in.

    In my case, the stock spring is ~650 lbs/in, and for a 200 lb. person, it should be ~800.  I was only able to find a 750 lbs. spring x 8" long.  It is adequate for me with a couple of clicks of preload added, with the rebound set at one turn or just under.  With the stock spring I had it dialed in ~12-13 clicks, with the rebound set at one turn as the best I could get.  With the current setup, I find it adequate for one-up, but wishing for aftermarket valving that includes compression and rebound.

    For starters, I'd suggest getting a new spring and see how it goes.... I'd try that first.

    There are shops that rebuild OEM shocks by drilling a hole for a Schraeder valve so it can be refilled with nitrogen.  You would only need to "rebuild" yours if it was leaking/lost damping oil, or if you find a shop that will also re-valve it so you have better damping adjustment. 
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    Experience is a great teacher, she gives you the tests first and the lessons later.

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    Re: 2021 Rear Shock Rebuildable
    Reply #4 on: September 22, 2022, 11:36:51 pm
    September 22, 2022, 11:36:51 pm
    Thanks for the info there is a guy about 5 hrs away that will do the work, but needs the bike for about a week apparently he is the guru for rebuilding and upgrading factory shock. Ill try the spring upgrade first but I think the rebound dampening wont be adequate to control the stiffer spring return rate.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Leachy

     



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