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 Post subject: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Hi,just bought a tidy M2 to go with the s1's and the shock is effed. Just wondering what my options are? Its a 2000 model and has a shock without a remote reservoir and my mate has a 2001 with remote reservoir so wondering if it has had its recall?. Failing that,can it be rebuilt or am I into an aftermarket replacement?. Anyone got any suggestions?
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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 pm 
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AST are supposed to be good , but not cheap :shock:

http://www.ast-suspension.com/shop/shoc ... 520-detail

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Or Penske......although not as good as AST and around the same price......several companies offer rebuilds but don't waste ya dosh because the standard shock is NOT re-sealable and it WILL fail again.

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Have no experience my self with the works performance shock ,but this would be my second option after the ast shock,
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Buell-rear-pull-s ... nav=SEARCH

Ast has a very long waiting time when ordering a shock and their response time is bollocks to.

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Ast has a very long waiting time when ordering a shock and their response time is bollocks to.


Yep.....but the Works Performance shock is absolute dogshit IMO :)

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:17 pm 
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Compared to the wait on a holt tank it would be minutes. If you need it , buy it.


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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:43 pm 
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Any thoughts on the twin motorcycle 's offering

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:41 am 
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Graeme1203 wrote:
Any thoughts on the twin motorcycle 's offering


That's a nice shock to ,over in the us of a there are some very happy with the twinmotorcycles shock.

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:46 am 
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Ast has a very long waiting time when ordering a shock and their response time is bollocks to.


Yep.....but the Works Performance shock is absolute dogshit IMO :)


So what is that bad about the works compared to the ast and a stock one?
Is it the adjustments or also durability?

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:59 pm 
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brother in buells wrote:
Graeme1203 wrote:
Any thoughts on the twin motorcycle 's offering


That's a nice shock to ,over in the us of a there are some very happy with the twinmotorcycles shock.

Yeah, but the only corners are at stop lights... :run:

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:38 am 
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Maz wrote:
Or Penske......although not as good as AST and around the same price......several companies offer rebuilds but don't waste ya dosh because the standard shock is NOT re-sealable and it WILL fail again.


I had one of these 'rebuilt' shocks. I'm just grateful they remembered to put the spring back in because they certainly forgot to put any oil in there. Complete waste of money.

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:07 pm 
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Cheers for all replies,looks like an expensive replacement is only option,AST are quoting 3 weeks!. just checked out recall website and has one outstanding! waiting for service manager to get back to me and hoping its a free shock!. Anyone know what recall 3700V-163 is?

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:35 am 
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I believe that B-035 were the recall numbers that related to rear shocks but Maz will know more.
Don't pin your hopes on it...

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:39 pm 
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Grimbuellist wrote:
Anyone know what recall 3700V-163 is?

You may be in luck, I just found this page.(click for full detals)

Make : BUELL
Model : ALL EXCEPT BLAST
Year : 2000
Manufacturer : BUELL MOTORCYCLE CO.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V163000
Mfr's Report Date : JUN 12, 2000
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6219
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBER CAN BREAK, DRAGGING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE ON THE GROUND.

:shock: :o
But whether anyone has 'yours' gathering dust on a shelf somewhere is another matter.

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 Post subject: Re: M2 shock
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:29 am 
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I never had mine replaced :oooops:, doubt it'll happen now :sad1:

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