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Offline BIG BILL

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Rear Shock setup Question
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:54:23 PM »
HI all

I found my secondhand 2014 TEX a bit hard on the rear going over small ripples in the road and quite hard rebound, so with manual in hand set about setting the Rear shock to factory.
1. I adjusted the Pre-Load to 20 clicks (no problem)
2. I tried to turn the little screw adjuster clockwise until' "as quoted" ( The fully clockwise position ? the first stop click is counted as 1....)

The screw just turns clockwise and does not stop it just keeps turning?
I thought it may get tighter and stop, then count the 12 clicks back?

I'm I doing something wrong?

Cheers for any help.

Loving this bike though.


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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 02:32:02 PM »
It sounds like the previous owner tried to force it and broke it - they are prone to seizing due to the location. It will now be "set" to whatever setting it was at when it broke. Don't think there is much you can do unless you bought it with warranty or replace.

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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 04:24:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by pug27 [+]
It sounds like the previous owner tried to force it and broke it - they are prone to seizing due to the location. It will now be "set" to whatever setting it was at when it broke. Don't think there is much you can do unless you bought it with warranty or replace.
It was probably run to the end and broken, so the damping is probably stuck at the highest setting which would explain your discomfort. You could have a search for a replacement OEM shock on e-Bay or similar if you get no satisfaction from your dealer/seller.
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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:29:03 PM »
If you plan to lay up the bike over winter, you could send the shock to be rebuilt by a suspension specialist. I had my front and rear suspension serviced and revalved by MCT at 60k miles leaving it considerably improved from new.

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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 09:30:14 AM »
Agree with the above.  I've accidentally taken the damping screw past its max setting before and broken it.  Once you get it sorted though I can highly recommend the 'comfort' setting as per the owners manual for the damping.  I think my rear shock is quite a high quality item and gives me a very assured and comfortable ride.

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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 03:39:09 PM »
Question..Is the XC the same shock as the other Explorer model? If so, I'd go in another direction for replacement due to age and performance, if you can. Rebuilding is certainly a viable option if the price is right. Look at spring replacement at the same time, stock springs are not quality.
My experience with my new (bought new in February) TEx has been positive with a heavy spring upgrade. I have no intention of doing any off road riding. That said, after reading all of the positive reviews on aftermarket shocks, that's where I'd go.
It's all about weighing cost with improvements.

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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 04:31:17 PM »
I had the OEM front forks reworked due to over-damping, but I find the OEM rear acceptable on my Gen1 TEX. Not worth spending a thousand dollars on an aftermarket shock.
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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 06:09:17 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
Update:
The shock is caput and a replacement needed, anyone on here replaced theirs?
I'm a big dude and need a heavy spring.
Reviews?
Cost (UK) ?
I need this done asap as I ride all year.
Original  £708.99
WILBURS £480

Cheers BB
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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 10:55:58 PM »
Hagon or Maxton units? Might be worth checking them out, even if only for a comparison spec & price.

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Re: Rear Shock setup Question
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 02:33:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by BIG BILL [+]
Thanks for the replies.
Update:
The shock is caput and a replacement needed, anyone on here replaced theirs?
I'm a big dude and need a heavy spring.
Reviews?
Cost (UK) ?
I need this done asap as I ride all year.
Original  £708.99
WILBURS £480

Cheers BB

I'm what you call above average size as well...6'4 230lbs.
While you upgrade the shock spring, be sure and balance the fork springs as well. You won't make a more significant change than proper springs.
I here Wilburs is good kit. Can't they build for your weight and riding style?

 


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