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'14 675R - Suspension Service

Discussion in 'How To's' started by Noob_675R, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. Noob_675R

    Noob_675R

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    Good day to you all

    My 675R has now done 21k miles and although I have maintained her religiously with the basics I've failed to give much attention to the suspension. I'm now considering whether I could attempt a service on the forks and shock.

    I've done a quick search on the forum and didn't come across any "How To" on this.

    Questions:

    1. Is it something a DIYer can or should attempt (I have a wide selection of tools built up over the years and am fairly proficient for the basics) or should I remove them and take them to a specialist?

    2. Are there any specialist tools required?

    3. Can anyone point me to a guide on how to go about each of these?

    Thank you all in advance and look forward to hearing your thoughts on this.
     
  2. I'm considering the same as you over winter. I don't think there's much you can do yourself with the rear shock as nitrogen is pumped into it. Disclaimer- I'm often wrong! If you Google it, various places will rebuild and recharge your rear shock. I think you should be able to do your forks yourself though. If you have/get the workshop manual there seems to be a pretty good guide.
     
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  3. https://www.brooksuspension.co.uk/triumph-daytona-675-shock-absorber-rebuild-repair-service/

    The shock absorber repair service includes -

    • Disassembly of shock absorber
    • Inspection of all parts for wear or damage.
    • Inspection of piston rod for straightness and polish
    • Strip and thorough clean of piston assemblies, clean and flatten pistons
    • Replace all oil seals, dust seals, o-rings and bushes
    • Rebuild shock absorber with high quality Motul Factory Line fork oil
    • Charge with Nitrogen
     
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  4. Noob_675R

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    :smileup:

    You're in BRADFORD !!!

    Whopppiiieee - will definitely come and see you!
     
  5. Noob_675R

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    Will have a look at doing the forks m'self then and getting the rear-shock over to my Bradford brethren !!!
    https://www.brooksuspension.co.uk/triumph-daytona-675-shock-absorber-rebuild-repair-service/
     
  6. Let us know what they say and how you get on. I'm undecided whether to get the rear shock serviced or put the money towards upgrading to a different shock.
     
  7. Noob_675R

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    mmm, interesting thought !

    What would you upgrade to?
     
  8. Probably K-tech as I'd like their fork internals too so everything matches but all of a sudden things get pretty expensive so I go back to thinking about just servicing the forks myself. :D
     
  9. Noob_675R

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    Was just looking at the price of those and phew!

    Maybe if I think about saving the £160 on the service and selling the shock (no idea what I'd get for it) and add a "little" extra !!!

    lol
     
  10. Only problem is then you'd have no standard shock if you wanted to put the bike back to standard to sell.
     
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  11. Mines a similar mileage and considering doing the forks myself as well, oil seals/dust seals and fresh oil, although I'm not sure I ride it enough, or hard enough, to justify it at the moment.
    Watched a video on youtube and apart from some sort of headstock stand (which would be the biggest expense) I would only need a pin wrench for the top cap, everything else is doable with standard tools.
     
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  12. This is the video I was going to follow, if I tackle it, makes it look relatively easy:confused:

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  13. Noob_675R

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    Thank you for sharing, that step-by-step is really useful. I was expecting to need specialist tools.
     
  14. PostmanPat

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    It is certainly possible to service suspension yourself. I think it is worth bearing in mind that the limitation for us home mechanics is almost always in diagnostics. I.e. yes you can strip the parts and change seals/oil but will you inspect and measure the shim stack? can you tell if they are beginning to warp? that's where a decent pro earns his salt IMHO
     
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  15. PostmanPat

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    You can do the rear yourself and refill with air via a mountain bike shock pump then take it to your local garage and ask them to charge it with nitrogen for you. Most should only charge you min service charge, £20 or so (personally I do as mentioned above and do my forks myself and get the rear done by a pro)
     
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