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November 17, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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guys i was just wondering about my rear shocks on my d7..............they are as far as i can see the original ones.........my question is should i replace them ? im not sure how good the damping effect is ? any help would be appreciated regards RR

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November 17, 2011 - 3:21 pm
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As long as they compress and rebound I would suggest they are ok. Not as if you are challenging the handling to its limit - or maybe you are.? Mine only have a minimum of movement but do return to their original position. I was thinking of replacing mine but decided it was not worthwhile as they worked ok and were not a problem for the MOT. You used to be able to adjust the spring strength on some units as they had different positions and I have rebuilt Girling units in the past. Took one off my D7 to have a look but it did not seem that it could be dismantled - of course I may be mistaken!

MikeG N Yorks

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November 17, 2011 - 4:09 pm
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Rear suspension units on swinging arm models can be dismantled. Needs a special tool, see Technical tips section.

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I felt that the standard Girling enclosed shocks on my Bantam were a bit weedy for the job. I'm a fairly heavy load for a little bike so I put some beefier shocks on the rear. The ones I chose were after-market chrome parts with partially shrouded or partially exposed springs - they look pretty cool. I had to make some bushes to fit as the metric ones supplied rattled a little. The good thing is you can adjust them with a c spanner to take into account rider or pillion weight.

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