Trainee Sport Tourer
Join Date: May 2020
Location: west coast central florida
REAR SHOCK LEAK...? Gen 2 2006, Help....Replace?
When on the sidestand redish fluid leak, dripped down onto the centerstand while its up.; about 40-50 drops..1-2 ozs. IS THIS the rear shock??? I assume there's fluid in it?....never have done any work with a rear shock so I'm in the dark on this. Gen 2, 23,800 miles, 2006 model. I'm 210 lbs, I Never ride 2 up, light travel.....
Assuming this is the problem...What is the easiest, quickest way to replace....Gen 3 shock replacement...?
is a gen 3 shock a direct exact fit replacement??? Can I get a gen3 shock quickly, easy?
Have'nt taken any covers off yet...i.e. right side cover...to look at....how to test ...?
Want to keep the bike for a long time...not into ohlins or special upgrade...stock replacement is fine...
Riding up to the Blue Ridge mountains in 1 month...want it fixed Now...!! time is of the essence...!
Informed responses appreciated... Easiest way to fix/replace is...? Can I simply install gen 3 stock rear shock??
How many hours to complete replacement...? How hard to do the work myself? all details, help appreciated guys....thanks....cant sleep thinking about it....doh
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1st bike 1964 Honda 305 Superhawk, used $415,2k mi.
2nd bike: 1969 Triumph Bonneville 650 used otd $780
only bike bought new 1974 Kawasaki Z1B 900 otd $2400
Ninja 1000s,Bandit 1200s,Vfrs inbetween...
sold last yr. 2010 Kawasaki Concourse 1400
current: 2006 FJR 1300 Blue , 23k mi. 5/20
Last edited by Bigthaw; 08-04-2020 at 05:30 AM.