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Offline philmpg

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RD125 rear shock re-assembly
« on: May 17, 2022, 08:23:53 PM »
Evening folks,
Looking to reassemble my rear shocks but not sure how to compress the springs with the cowling in place !?
Has anyone done this and if so how !
I reckon I need to depress the springs by about 100mm which seems quite a bit.
Any advice / help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Phil
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Z1B
1973..
 RD350
 RD200
 RD125

Offline martin1957

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Re: RD125 rear shock re-assembly
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 11:49:53 PM »
Pull the damper rod out to its fullest extent. The spring does not compress a lot then.
Retired Electronic Test Engineer (Avionics), Age 64, Owned P50, PC50, SS50z, YAS1, YDS7, RD350B till 1978, then in 2009 a  KH400 A4. Have a fully restored YAS1, an AT3, and now two Suzuki T125 Stingers.  One a show winner, one to sell.

Offline philmpg

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Re: RD125 rear shock re-assembly
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022, 08:55:41 AM »
Thanks Martin - all sorted ;D
FZ1S
Z1B
1973..
 RD350
 RD200
 RD125