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Offline GTEX

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Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
on: May 06, 2021, 09:05:17 PM
Does anyone know of a suspension specialist that can rebuild/fit new seals to a standard GEN1 rear shock

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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 07:54:22 AM
Given your location I would speak to these guys: 
https://www.revsracing.co.uk/
22 Mount St, Halesowen B63 4NU
I had a Honda shock rebuilt by them many years ago and I know they have re-worked the suspension on several Explorers.
Alternative is MCT Suspension in Stowmarket - they re-worked my Gen1 shock and forks for me:
https://www.mctsuspension.com/
TBH I would probably be looking for an alternative shock on an Explorer but Revs would advise
 
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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #2 on: May 07, 2021, 06:32:29 PM
MTC serviced the forks and shock on my bike. I would highly recommend them. You will need to ring them they don't do email.

They fitted a heaver rear spring so that I didn't need the pre-load at the max setting. They also reworked the forks to take out the harshness that the first gen bikes suffered with.
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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 09:52:03 PM
*Originally Posted by GTEX [+]
Does anyone know of a suspension specialist that can rebuild/fit new seals to a standard GEN1 rear shock

I used Revs and bought a Wilbers to replace the stock shock. 640 if I recall.

A very good shock and I like the hydraulic preload adjuster which makes that adjustment very simple.
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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 05:54:24 AM
I used MCT back in 2017 and really rate them. They reworked my front suspension and I had a Nitron R1 with a remote adjuster fitted to the rear. Totally transformed how the bike could be ridden and is still a better ride in my opinion to the TSA of the gen2 and 3.
 
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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 11:03:39 AM
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
I used Revs and bought a Wilbers to replace the stock shock. 640 if I recall.

A very good shock and I like the hydraulic preload adjuster which makes that adjustment very simple.

2nd that Wilbers 640, put one on my Daytona, what a difference. The spring is chosen for your weight and preference too at no extra cost.

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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #6 on: May 10, 2021, 12:20:01 PM
I have tour all over Europe on all sorts of roads and TBH I have been happy with its performance during its 65000 journey. Externality the shock is in excellent condition,  but l was thinking the internals could do with an service/new oil and seals etc. phone revs and they quoted me around £150 to strip/service. They did say that if the piston shaft was pitted they would be able to repair it as the part is not available.  At 150 quid, l think l would go down the rebuild road and save myself £500 .... revs did say they could fit a progress spring , the uprated spring was around £85

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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 01:46:48 PM
*Originally Posted by GTEX [+]
I have tour all over Europe on all sorts of roads and TBH I have been happy with its performance during its 65000 journey. Externality the shock is in excellent condition,  but l was thinking the internals could do with an service/new oil and seals etc. phone revs and they quoted me around £150 to strip/service. They did say that if the piston shaft was pitted they would be able to repair it as the part is not available.  At 150 quid, l think l would go down the rebuild road and save myself £500 .... revs did say they could fit a progress spring , the uprated spring was around £85

I think that is a fair price. I'm not sure I would go for the spring change if you were satisfied with its performance beforehand, unless you were having an issue with SAG and they were offering a spring based on your weight loading. Unless it was leaking I can't see how the piston would be pitted either.

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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #8 on: May 15, 2021, 09:03:35 PM
I had my rear shock and forks serviced and modified by MCT a few years ago. The difference in handling was outstanding.
Not cheap, but worth every penny.

The only issue I can see is the distance from where you are.
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Re: Gen 1 rear shock rebuild
Reply #9 on: May 18, 2021, 04:36:35 AM
Mate until you have ridden with a far superior shock like a Wilbers you wont understand just how crap the stock suspension is.