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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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Poppycock

raptor001, My '98's shock was rebuilt by Race Tech. They can also supply F & R springs to match your weight.

Maybe a good time to check the linkage bearings.

Brad
 

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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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I have also had a rear shock rebuilt by a M/C suspension specialist for my '04 Sprint and many say it is also un rebuild able.

Not true you can have them re built by a specialist that has the right equipment and know how.

cheers
DaveM:cool:
 
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