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post #21 of 30 Old 11-21-2012, 12:38 PM
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That is one I had not seen. 619 is for the emulsion shock and 959 for one with an external reservoir.

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That is one I had not seen.
I bought one for my '07 when Rte 630 in New Brunswick (dirt road) trashed my OEM. Put about 20k miles on it before I sold the bike. I bought another one for my 2012 just because it is so much better than the OEM. Quality and performance is as good as any of the high priced shocks out there. Why pay more?

I bought the emulsion version for the 2007 and the external reservoir for the 2012 (not yet installed).

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My preload adjuster won't move at all, and there's a bunch of oil under my bike. My links seem covered in it too. I thought it was chain oil from my Scottoiler being set too high for a while, but I don't think it could cast oil that far. I don't notice any significant change to the feel of the bike though. What should it feel like if the suspension is fubar, like it won't move at all?

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You may have lost the oil in the preload adjuster rather that the oil in the shock itself. The damping would still work but the suspension sag would not be adjustable.

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I can't move the preloader at all, so maybe that's it. I can't really tell where where it's from. My preloader was hard to move weeks ago but I didn't really think anything of it at the time. I guess I'll crack it open and see if it has oil in it and hope that's the issue as dropping a few hundred bucks on new shock isn't really my idea of a good time.

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I can't move the preloader at all, so maybe that's it. I can't really tell where where it's from. My preloader was hard to move weeks ago but I didn't really think anything of it at the time. I guess I'll crack it open and see if it has oil in it and hope that's the issue as dropping a few hundred bucks on new shock isn't really my idea of a good time.
Do you mean that the knob won't turn? Pretty common, and not a hydraulic oil problem.

Knob turns, but the preload doesn't go up? Preload hydraulic problem, pretty easy to change the o-ring.

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A rebuildable fully adjustable shock with remote preload, custom spring and damping, far superior to the oem will cost the same $1000. You can save a few hundred by losing the remote preload. The minimum is approx $600 for an off the shelf shock without remote preload or a rebuilt oem with upgraded spring. The elka shocks are excellent value when they are on sale through svracing parts.
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Knob doesn't turn, and oil source unknown.

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How to disassemble and fill up your rear preload adjuster (Pics)

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