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post #1 of 4 Old Jun 16th, 2007, 1:08 am Thread Starter
 
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hey guys made it back to Perth last Sunday been flat out with work ever since. It was great to see so many LT's at Coffs .

Had an awsome trip down the Putty (half of it in the dark) then down to Melbourne, Great Ocean rd, Barrossa and Clare valleys then back accross the paddock to Perth via Kalgoorlie. All up 10,500 kms in a month.Great fun I want to do it again asap.

Apart from the tyre in Coffs I blew all the oil out of the rear shock on the Ocean rd. Any one know if they are rebuildable or do I buy another Ohlins or similar, some feedback would be good. Auto Classic over here just want to sell me a new genuine (guessing that won't be cheap).
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post #2 of 4 Old Jun 17th, 2007, 12:48 am
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Hey Bully,
Mate I had the same issue with my LT. Sent mine to RAD Shockie Repairs here in Brisbane. About $250 and they rebuilt mine good as new.

RAD Motor Cycle Shocky Repairs496 Sherwood Rd Sherwood 4075 (07) 3379 3302.

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post #3 of 4 Old Jun 17th, 2007, 5:51 am
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good to hear you got home ok

That was a great ride distance. We went on to the gold coast after Coffs and them home zig zag back to victoria 5000 ks want to go do it all again now. But work and the reality of life has to be satisfied first. darn!!!! You just cant explain this pleasure to the uninitiated can you. We really get the best life has to offer on a bike hey? Well that is ok leaves the roads free for us!!!

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From a blown shock to a new OEM feels pretty good. But to a new Ohlins/Wilburs is even better. If you can at all afford it, get real shocks, particularly good if you can get a front as well, though the rear is the most important. Proper shocks are the #1 upgrade on this bike (well, along with a good low beam and a backrest) in my opinion. They do need rebuilding about every 40-50km though, depending on where/how you ride it. Mine are in for their second rebuild at the moment, 165k km on the bike.

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