Restoration - Rear Shock Question

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MentalScientist
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Restoration - Rear Shock Question

Post by MentalScientist » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:19 pm

Hi Y'all,
I'm just embarking on a mission to renovate a 1986 XT600. I've had the frame powder coated and i'm just dismantling the swingarm for cleaning and restoring. I noticed a whole load of brittle, almost dried clay like substance - pink / grey in colour which has broken up and fallen out of the spring area. Does anyone know if this is meant to be there or is it just a load of muck that has collected over the years and has dried and fallen out?
Also, does anybody have any tips of things to look out for / avoid during the restoration?
Ta,
Si.

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Re: Restoration - Rear Shock Question

Post by jibber » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:30 pm

There is a bump stop that should be on the shaft, still there?

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Re: Restoration - Rear Shock Question

Post by MentalScientist » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20 pm

No! Guess thats what it was. Would I be right in presuming that it's not that important and the shock will work well without it. There's so much height to these bikes that getting anywhere near the end of the shock will have big consequences with or without a bump stop?

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Re: Restoration - Rear Shock Question

Post by jibber » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:20 am

It should not effect the operation of the shock but, it was on there for a reason, up to you if its replaced or not

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