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one of the seals broke on my rear adjustment and all the oil leaked out. i lost my owners manual and i dont know how or where to add new oil or how much. please help. its a 2002 triumph daytona 955i
 

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I would look for a replacement shock on Ebay...stock shocks are almost worthless.
Or, send your stock shock out and have it revalved and recharged and it will be better than new.
 

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huh?

the oil just leaked out. i dont need it reworked or anything i just need to know how to put oil back in it or if its even possible.
 

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Helpppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have a 2002 triumph daytona 955i and a seal broke on the rear suspension adjustment and all the oil leaked out. is it possible to just add new oil if so where? or do i need to get the shock rebuilt?
 

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If the seal is broken you have 2 options.

1. Fix the seal. The shock needs to be rebuilt. You can't just add more oil without rebuilding the shock as it would just leak out anyway. I don't think adding more oil is something that would be covered in the users manual. It would say something about going to a dealer.

2. Get a different shock as the other thread suggested. Ebay. This is probably the cheapest option unless you already have the tools to rebuild the shock yourself.
 

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If you keep the same shock it needs to be rebuilt with new seals or it will just leak out again. The other option is to replace it and if that is the route you want to go I have a stock shock from a 1998 daytona that I would sell you, just e-mail me at [email protected]. But if I was you I would call race tech first and check into the cost of having yours rebuilt. I would think they could do a rebuild for not to much and it would work better than new. I used a stock shock on my first racebike that was built by race tech and it worked very well. I now use a penske only to get height adjustment.
 

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roggie955,

I merged this thread, you can't start two threads in a forum about the same thing ok?

Techmanbd the forum mod would have done the same.

BTW if you do go the rebuild way which I can recommend from personal experience, be sure to let the suspension specialist know your weight and how you ride so they can get the re-valving right and possibly change the spring rate or fit a spacer depending on how big or small a person you are.

I have a rebuilt shock on my Sprint and it is bloody awesome, so much better than the stock, 'cos it is made to suit me.

cheers,
DaveM:cool:
 

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roggi955i, This is a job for a pro with tools and the ability to properly recharge with nitrogen (I think, nitrogen). There may be a shop locally that can rebuild, if not I too can reccomend RaceTech.

Brad
 
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