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Hi Guys,

I have been buying the rear shock seal(seal head) and repairing the shock for 3 times now, but it ends up leaking.

What could be causing the seal to get worn out fast? runs for like 3 months then starts leaking again.

Can I use honda xlr 250 Rear Mono shock instead? Repairing the shock every three months is costing me Money and time.

 

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Pitted or damaged chrome on the shaft? 

Not something that happens much normaly



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Sorry to hear of your problem Vincent.

I was going to suggest the same as Les in that the chrome on the shock shaft is damaged. You may have to look hard to find the damage although usually a finger-tip test will pick it up.

It seems unlikely that three new seal heads would be faulty so it has to be an issue with the shock itself. Presumably the leak is evidenced by oil weeping down the shock shaft?

The TTR shock is special (like panels) and many owners have tried to find one from another bike that would fit but not heard yet of anyone succeeding.

Any shock from any other bike could be made to fit given sufficient engineering skills and resources.

Brian



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Hi Guys,

 

By saying chrome you mean the housing that holds the shock oil?

Yes the shock oil drips down from the shaft down. I am forced to ride slow now as the shock is very low with no shock oil to suspend it 

 

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The chrome is the shiny coating on the centre shaft of the shock. If it is pitted or badly scratched by rust or stone damage, the oil seal quickly gets damaged as it slides over the rough surface and out comes the oil. Unfortunately, if it is damaged, the shock is scrap.

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Thanks for the advice. Now after a huge percentage of the Oil leaked, the shock is not leaking any more.

But its not very strong,and the compression can really go low to an extent the rear site comes into contact with the tire when I hit a bump on high speeds.

Not sure how to fix the oil leak though.



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Have you been able to check the state of the chrome on the shock shaft?

It sounds as though it is damaged and/or flaking and will need cleaning and re-chroming.

Brian

 

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