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See http://www.ttr250.com/Shock_bearing_fitting_guide.html 



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They (https://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=8898060) are so nice, I need to get myself one!!!



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Gonna try my new one out on Thursday - if its not raining - Steve wink



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Cheers lads. Looking forward to the circlip bit 😜🛠🍺

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Brian,

Any idea which will have a longer service life, the bush kit or the bearing ?

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Hi Dan

I don't think anyone has had the bush kit fitted long enough to wear one out! The only parts that might wear would be the poly bushing and I am sure Steve would sort you out with a cheap replacement for those if you needed them

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Dan

The new rear shock you ordered, comes with a new top bearing and collars, they really are a bargain https://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=8898060

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Brilliant! Exactly what I had hoped! Considering the price of a refurb I thought the unit wasn't a bad price!

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Hi Dan

I don't think anyone has had the bush kit fitted long enough to wear one out! The only parts that might wear would be the poly bushing and I am sure Steve would sort you out with a cheap replacement for those if you needed them

Brian


 Ideal... Just ordered the kit.

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It was on speaking to the MOT guy that I established the "play" I noticed was within tolerances for a TTR..still I ordered a full kit from Steve & adopted the "prevention is better than cure" approach

Another excellent "how to" Brian & Steve.

Thank you- straight forward fix...and then onto the lower bushes...then I think it's sand blasting/powdercoating the frame.



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Pleased to have helped Rod!

I couldn't resist replacing my own fully functioning rear shock with one of Steve's shiny new ones a few months back. TBH I didn't really notice any difference which I now assume was because my old shock was in perfect working order. Nevertheless it was an easy job and the new shock is nice and shiny wink

Whilst tidying up I came across my old shock so decided to clean it up and check it out.

The only obvious problem was a chunk broken out of one of the top bearing collars which I guess I did when I took it off the bike disbelief

Anyways up, I happened to have one spare collar so set about knocking out the broken one but, you guessed it, I broke a chunk off the good collar in the process!

Those suckers are silly expensive so I decided to fit one of Steve's nifty bearing kits.

I wondered if the instructions on how to remove the circlips  (see http://www.ttr250.com/Shock_bearing_fitting_guide.html ) could be a bit OTT straight off without trying the old centre punch trick. So here was my chance to test it out.

Position a sharp centre punch in the middle of the circlip (opposite the open end) and give the punch a sharp blow with a lightish hammer.

Removing shock bearing circlip and bearing 1.jpg

 

Maybe it was my lucky day but, on the second hit, the circlip surrendered and popped out of its groove on both sides ready to lift out with a small plain screwdriver biggrin

Removing shock bearing circlip and bearing 2.jpg

Removing shock bearing circlip and bearing 3.jpg

 

Both sides were the same so no need for drilling holes in the top of this shock to get the circlips out wink

It was then down to pushing out the bearing in the vice using sockets.

Removing shock bearing circlip and bearing 4.jpg

Removing shock bearing circlip and bearing 5.jpg

 

I hope that may help or encourage someone!

Brian



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Well done Bri

I will give that a go next time, as it is easy to loose an hour on that frekkin clipnonono



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