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33kerryhouse

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33kerryhouse says:

Rear End Bounce

The rear end of my motorcycle is given me some trouble lately. When the rear wheel of the bike goes over a bump, it feels as if there are no shocks. I replaced my rear mono  shocks three weeks ago with a spare one  but that seems to make no difference at all. What else can be a cause??


Honda CBR 125 RS5

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Barney Fartpants

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Rear end bounce

Bo you mean it feels extremely hard and uncomfortable over bumps or the opposite very soft and "boaty"?

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Standing

at the back of the bike can you actually push it down?

what happens? If you can't budge it there's a problem, maybe set too stiff, is it adjustable? If so get the manual out and put all settings to stock. Or maybe there's something stuck jamming the swing arm... maybe the pivot is set wrong... Maybe yr replacement shock is a s fucked as the original....

If you can't figure it out mate i'd take it to someone who can before riding too much further

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

bounce

Did you get the bike checked out?

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/community/Forums/Categories/Topic/?&topic-id=435753

Also 750FLYER first line.

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Jaffa....

Hmmmmmmmmmm................Good find!!   :tongue:

Honestly Kerry sounds to me like the whole thing's wanked.. I'd get a manual.. get the spanners out and spend the day pulling the front and rear shocks, wheels, brakes, forks, swing arm and final-drive apart.. check it's all there, lube it all up and rebuild!

And sooner rather than later before you become tarmac-jam mate!!

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foxman

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foxman says:

Sounds like the swing arm to me

For I had a similar issue a couple of years ago - the bushes and bearings had seized.

After replacing, felt like a whole new bike.....

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33kerryhouse

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33kerryhouse says:

@Sorry didnt report back

About two weeks ago, one fine morning once i sat on my bike i felt as if my tyre went flat coz the bike went down..  Guess what? The shocks started working!! 

I dont know how this happned? But it was a lovely surprise!!

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domster

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domster says:

Seized rear end

There's still something seriously wrong, probably swing arm bearings. Get it checked by someone competant BEFORE you ride it again.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Aye

second the above. There has probably been some damage and the cold weather has caused metal to shrink and caused it to show up. It needs checking and resolving before you do anything else with it.


Remember there is no redundancy on a motorcycle - ensuring it's mechanically sound is what stands between you and the tarmac.

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preunit

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preunit says:

I blame the weather too..

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

rear end bounce

I'm with preunit

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