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Hi there,

I own a 2004 Daytona 955i. It's done roughly 24 000 miles. The original suspension is getting a bit tired and I've been thinking of replacing / rebuilding them. When I brought this up with my mechanic, he told me that the rear shock on the the daytona was not buildable and I would either need to source for a second hand used shock or bite the bullet and buy an aftermarket part i.e. Ohlins, WP, Nitron...etc.

Does anyone here know if this is true? Many thanks.
 

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Hi there,

I own a 2004 Daytona 955i. It's done roughly 24 000 miles. The original suspension is getting a bit tired and I've been thinking of replacing / rebuilding them. When I brought this up with my mechanic, he told me that the rear shock on the the daytona was not buildable and I would either need to source for a second hand used shock or bite the bullet and buy an aftermarket part i.e. Ohlins, WP, Nitron...etc.

Does anyone here know if this is true? Many thanks.
Unless your mechanic was referring your specific shock (i.e. yours has damage), he is incorrect. The rear shock on a 955 is rebuildable. I just had mine resprung and revalved for race track use not more than a week ago.

The preload collar on our shocks is susceptible to damage and locking up if adjustments were made using a hammer and screw driver rather than a spanner wrench...but otherwise I would say that's the area most prone to damage.
 

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Yes I would have a look at the linkage bearings and swingarm pivot , esp as for some reason later triumphs do not have grease nipples.
I have always done this job with every bike I have got some pivots have been quite dry straight from the factory.
 
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