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I baught a new bitubo for the TL about 2 years ago and was a great shock to start with but over time it has lost its damping so its time for a swap.


I have done a bit of research and a R6/R1 shock will fit in by making up a mounting bracket or buying one off someone on another forum for £32 posted 8-)


I think I will buy one as I don't have a lot of time to make one!


The TL uses a separate spring and damper unit and when I fitted the Bitubo shock I sold the old spring unit so I have to source one of those too.


Just been and picked up a R6 shock for £30 8-) I need to remove the spring off it as all I will be using is the damper unit.

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I guess I must have missed something here Stu....thought you were selling the TL?

Anyway.....new shock looks very similar to the one on my Speed 4.......spring should come off easy enough though..... 8-)

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:lol: I was


but some things have changed so keeping it for at least another year!!


there is a lot that look the same but they are either too long or too short not sure if anyone has checked out the triumph one

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Unfortunately well depends how you look at it actually! My bike is at my heated lock up 4 miles away so can't play with it but it gives me something to do on my days off :mrgreen:

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I will be doing the same to my tank but not to a bolt its to the tank mount as it will foul on the top of the shock


Best watch the sparks though I have a full tank of fuel :lol:


Will be doing more to it on Thursday hopefully will be fitted :-)

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Yeah.....I had to drain and flush my tank as the guy who is hopefully welding a new stud to it said he wouldn't touch it if it so much as smelled of petrol..... :wink:

Sparks and petrol don't go well together unless they are in a combustion chamber...... :lol:

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:lol:


i would fill the tank with water when its been welded if you can too


to be honest i probably will leave mine as its only the bracket on the back of the tank and should only need a few mm taking off which i may do with a file depends how lazy im been :lol:


i have a flap disc for the grinder which cause little spark and are pretty gentle really


i also removed the seat and rear panels the other day and stored them in a safe place

 

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but looking at this i think i will have to remove everything including the subframe as it looks a bit tight for space also the rear hugger may need to be modified

 

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:lol:


i would fill the tank with water when its been welded if you can too


to be honest i probably will leave mine as its only the bracket on the back of the tank and should only need a few mm taking off which i may do with a file depends how lazy im been :lol:


i have a flap disc for the grinder which cause little spark and are pretty gentle really


i also removed the seat and rear panels the other day and stored them in a safe place

 

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but looking at this i think i will have to remove everything including the subframe as it looks a bit tight for space also the rear hugger may need to be modified

 

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So....a nice easy job then Stu...... :lol: :lol:

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So....a nice easy job then Stu...... :lol: :lol:

 


errr yeah :lol:


to be honest i have had the bike apart that many times i will estimate about 15 mins and all the wiring battery ecu power commander and subframe will be off :lol:


its easy when you know what your doing and how it all comes off :mrgreen:

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  • 2 weeks later...

after much fettling its in 8-)


http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/stu_m_photos/IMG_8262.jpg


http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/stu_m_photos/IMG_8261.jpg


i have sent a nice letter of complaint to bitubo about the rear shock i get off them and they are picking it up on monday to be repaired hopefully under warranty 8-)


so that will be getting sold on ebay :)

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With the way my days off are going err maybe the year after :lol:


All I need is a spring and it can be put back together which won't take long


I had all the swing arm off yesterday and put back on within a few hours :lol:


Still won't be ready for the road though I want to pull the clutch out and weld the center to stop the back torque limiter working as its crap :lol:

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