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Shocker!
on: October 24, 2020, 09:59:03 AM
Rear shock to be precise.

Took my 2019 1200 XRT in this week for its annual service. Almost as an afterthought I asked them to check out the front end as I thought it felt a bit off dropping into corners. On picking her up later there was good news ie nothing untoward at the front quickly followed by the bad news that the problem was at the back!

It seems that my TSAS Rear Shock had failed after only 6000 miles.

Of course the bike is under warranty and the new shock was ordered and has already arrived at the shop ready to be fitted. What does concern me is there was absolutely no error messages generated to say the shock was no longer working! Does anyone have any idea as to what circumstances might cause a 'no error' scenario? Cheers

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Re: Shocker!
Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 10:05:14 AM
Failed as in "leaking" ?

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Re: Shocker!
Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 10:58:03 AM
No - Failed as in not doing what it should.

No error codes, no real adverse handling (just a suspicion) and definitely no oil!

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Re: Shocker!
Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 02:18:53 PM
The preload adjustment collar of the shock might of failed and got stuck at a high preload causing that handling. The shock spring and damping may of been working OK apart from that?

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Re: Shocker!
Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 04:47:34 PM
 :464: :0461: makes sense. the electronic adjustment actuator failed, but the shock itself is perfectly fine - no hydraulic loss. (let's see how close I got) Glad that you have good spider senses and told them to check it. Electronics are no match for a feel of the bike and how it differs under similar circumstances and that gut feeling that tells you "something is not right here..." but you can't put your finger on it... and then... voila!
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