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Thread: Monoshock GS550ES

  1. #11
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    Just swap in something newer. Shocks are cheap on ebay
    1984 GS550ES
    Rebuild in progress....

    1983 GS750ES
    4700 miles

    1978 GS1000E...Resto-mod to come

  2. #12
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    That "remote reservoir", is not a remote reservoir for the damping fluid for the shock. It is a hydraulic preload adjuster. By turning the knob clockwise, you are increasing the preload on the spring and raising the seat height. Turning it counter clockwise has the opposite effect.

    Cheers!

    Jollidude

  3. #13
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    My GR650 rear shock is very similar to that. I've read that it can be sent someplace to have it re-built but it is not cheap (about $400 I think), and don't remember where since I was not going to spend that much.

    Mark
    1983 Suzuki GR650
    Baltimore, MD

  4. #14
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    Get the important dimensions ( distance between mounts and OD) and hit eBay ...... plenty of vastly better, lightly used shocks out there ....... I got a 2009 gsxr1000 shock for my bandit ......$35 and all it needs is two extra washers on one end to make it fit
    72 S1 Kawasaki - "el stinko"
    78 GS1000C- Now sporting 1100E suspension
    82 GS750E/82 1100E/ GSXR Frankenstein project
    99 GSF1200S - LOUD and torque-a-licious

    Still financially battling the forces of evil (Car repairs,IRS, wifes spending habits, airlines and insurance companies) to get my Katana

    AND -The constantly growing spares mountain
    AND -watch this space something coming

  5. #15
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    As a bonus, alot of the newwer shocks GSXR..ect... are rebuildable.
    78 GS1000 Yosh replica racer project
    82 Kat 1000 Project
    05 CRF450x
    10 990 ADV-R The big dirt bike

    P.S I don't check PM to often, email me if you need me.

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