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I just had my bike in the shop for a rear tire replacement, and when it came off the lift I noticed the rear end being WAY more bouncy (springy) than it should be. I cant be sure if the damper is bad or if its just the stand alone shock. Anyone dealt with this before? I dont have funds now for an Ohlins or Bitubo, or much time for an extended down period. Would a rebuild of the shock be an option?
 

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I take it you still have the original rotary on it? They can be rebuilt/serviced like any other.

Its odd that the "springiness" should suddenly manifest itself after having some work done. Nothing else has been done has it? They haven't quietly disconnected the linkages to the damper or some such and forgotten to put them back on?
 

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No, everything is connected. So your guess is that it's the damper and not the stand alone shock and spring? I have to find the time to take it to the suspension specialist before I tear things apart myself.
 

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No, everything is connected. So your guess is that it's the damper and not the stand alone shock and spring? ......
There is no "stand alone shock and spring." It is just a spring - commonly referred to as an SOAS (Spring On A Stick).

The rotary damper handles all the rear damping in the OEM configuration. Are you sure someone didn't play with the damping adjusters on the rotary? Or, has one of the bolts broken that attach the rotary damper to the frame, so that it is no longer properly anchored?
 

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All bolts are tight, nothing is missing. The rear end does squeak...a bit much when I push the back end down, and continues to creak for another few seconds afterwards.
 

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Is that in the service manual? Don't mean to sound like an ass, but I've never touched the set before (only had the bike since December).
 

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Let me rephrase that, it doesn't continue to bounce (like a trampoline) it just bounds back up and stops. Rotary busted?
 

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If you spray oil into the spring unit and it stops squeaking then you know that is the problem......

Try to get some WD40 in past the seal using the WD40 can's straw.
 

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its supposed to move only once no bounce.

search soas oiling it needs to be replaced but oil will delay that
 

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I'll try that when I get back. Where in relation to the spring is the seal (upper or lower mount)? I'll check the manual when I get home but it would nice to know where to be poking the tube into.
 

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Well, got home and sprayed the stick with some lube, noise stopped. But there is a new clicking noise I can here and the end does wobble a bit when I push hard and release (not bouncing like when a cars shocks are bad) but just a tiny up and down movement. Im starting to think its not the stick but the rotary assembly now. Any thoughts?
 

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Alright, so I am willing to attempt one of the conversions for the rear shock. Im settled on an R1 conversion set. I've researched the forums and I know I need brackets and bolts. Couldn't find what size bolts could be utilized. Has anyone done this mod and knows what components that would be needed?
 

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Just did that mod this spring. 3\8 " grade 8 bolts. I made my own bracket from the dimentions on this forum. It was fairly easy to do. And the ring in was help. Only takes a little fab know how.
 
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