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Postby 12CI » Sun May 06, 2007 2:10 pm

with apologies for posting this on multiple boards....

The factory front damper on my P has finally failed, so I'm shopping for a replacement. Its only 27 years old...damned planned obsolesence...they ought to build these things to LAST.....

I'm thinking that I may as well replace the rear now, too...agree? Disagree?

I'm inclined to stay with the stock look, but I've seen posts on the scooterbbs indicating that some of the repop shocks are larger diameter, and can rub the tyre. Is there an easy way to tell before ordering?

Does anybody know if these are these the same:

http://www.scomo.net/product_info.php/c ... ts_id/4803

http://www.scooterworks.com/Shock_Front ... 622C13.cfm

http://yhst-69058343476289.stores.yahoo.net/frshp.html

And, interestingly, a damper only can cost more than a complete shock:
http://www.scooterworks.com/Shock_Front ... 625C13.cfm


If I go with an "uprated" shock, like the Sebac, can I fit my existing covers over it to preserve the factory look?
http://www.scooterworks.com/_Shock_Seba ... 627C17.cfm

Or should I just ditch the whole "original" business?


TIA,

Mike

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Shouldn't be a problem...

Postby shane » Sun May 06, 2007 4:57 pm

Mike,

I'd ditch the original look while you can. The Sebacs are out of production. Pick up a set or two while you can.

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Postby Susan » Mon May 14, 2007 9:26 am

I see you updated your avatar - are you happy with your choice?

When I first replaced the front shock on my old P it made an amazing difference. It made the rear suspension seem so wobbly by comparison I thought there was something wrong back there.
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Postby 12CI » Mon May 14, 2007 10:50 am

Susan wrote:I see you updated your avatar - are you happy with your choice?

happy that its done, yes. happy with the performance, don't know yet...but then, any working unit will be an improvement over the dead one. i'm not sure that i have enough experience to be enitled to a performance opinon.

between chores and mother's day i didn't get a chance to do more than a quick test ride around the block. i may have an opinion by scootergate.

it does seem a little silly to cover over the sexy red damper and white spring, but i do tend to preserve originality where possible (must be from hanging around the AMCA).


susan wrote:When I first replaced the front shock on my old P it made an amazing difference. It made the rear suspension seem so wobbly by comparison I thought there was something wrong back there.

i purchased a matching rear unit as well, but that will go on later.

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Postby normratscoots » Mon May 14, 2007 11:13 am

Glad you got that sorted. How was the install? When we did it on Beth's it was quite a pain for what should be a simple job, but her Stella's disk may have been complicating matters. -- Ryan

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Postby 12CI » Mon May 14, 2007 1:24 pm

normratscoots wrote:Glad you got that sorted. How was the install? When we did it on Beth's it was quite a pain for what should be a simple job, but her Stella's disk may have been complicating matters. -- Ryan



removing the old unit and installing the new unit was easy.

swapping the top mount from old to new threw me for a bit, but only because i distracted myself. it was one of those times when you can look right at something and not see it....as we used to say, if it was a viet cong it would've killed me......



i do have a better appreciation of 3/8" drive sockets......


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