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Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  Admin on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:54 am

OK, as I need new tyres and a nice looking shocker for my Lui project I'll ask what the rest of you are using or what options can be considered.

If you're not reconditioning your rear shocks what replacements are you using?

As for tyres can you get Michelin or Schwalbe tyres in 3.00 x 10?
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Post  littlemoon on Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:02 pm

you can can get schwable tyres in 3.00x10 in 3 variations of tread and a white wall. also there is a metric one that is about 5mm wider than the 3.00x 10. i was at mbd a couple of weeks ago and was asking what tyres they had in that size. lots of shockers about but you may have tinker abit to get one to fit. i will be using a series 3 shock, taffspeed adjustable . it will need some bushes making. hope this helps.. ps just remembered i got a brand new vega shock from k&s scooters in derby, you never know he may still have one left. cheers simon
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  daz.h on Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:45 pm

and will you be using that new vega shocker Wink
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  littlemoon on Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:43 pm

daz.h wrote:and will you be using that new vega shocker Wink

its already in use on my lui Wink
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  daz.h on Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:04 pm

drat, and double drat
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Rear Shocker

Post  Admin on Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:06 am

As I'm nowhere near my garage and the Lui, anyone able to measure the distance (in cm) from the top mounting hole to the bottom mounting hole. Thanks in advance Very Happy
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  Snails on Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:30 am

Dont casa do a remade Luna shocker for about 60 notes.
Easier and maybe cheaper than getting another shock to fit?
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  daz.h on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:03 am

approx 29 1/2 cm pete from centre to centre.
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Rear Shocker

Post  Admin on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:34 am

Cheers Daz
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  Innocenti-71 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:24 pm

Ok, last weekend I found some time for trying to rebuild a Luna rear shocker.
In fact the one here was not in bad condition and I hoped to get along with filling up some damper oil.

Here we go: live is easy with the correct tools:


Only little pressure is needed to compress the spring and to release the two-halfs


After removing the spring you'll see the end cap which is screwed in:


Since I didn't have the correct tool to remove the cap a DIY one was just a matter of a flat bar of steel and two 5mm screws:


The top cap really was a tight fit even after cleaning and applying heat - without any force the bottom end snapped off while trying to remove the cap Sad Sad Sad


I then fixed the complete shocker into the vice and after some time of force - heat the cap finally came loose.
So only a few parts inside:
(Yep, this is the correct way the parts go in/out)


Taking into account that with the old one:
1) the spring has to be rechromed
2) a couple of seals in silly diameters have to be replaced
3) the silent blocks have to prove to last some more years
4) the main rod has to be replaced in case of rust
I think the only solution is to purchase a new Casa one.

Anyway you see that it is possible to rebuild a Luna rear shocker! Just take good care not to snap it like I did.


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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  Thackers on Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:44 pm

Good reply 71 top photos there. I'd like to hear of a cheaper version of the Casa offering. I have 2 shockers one that's bad and the other that's poor. There must be an alternative Sad
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  daz.h on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:44 pm

i havea couple of shocks that are also in poor condition, so when i get chance i'll have a look at stripping them down as innocenti-71 has done, always nice to learn something ese, might be able to make one decent one out of them, but probably not Sad

i'd also be interested in finding another shock, rob devlin had one made for him, which was adjustable and also serviceable, but cant remember the price, probably not cheap.
my 125 vega had some bushings on the vega shock mount when i got it, and i assumed something like a series 3 shock had been fitted to it at some time.
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Re: Rear Shocker & Tyres

Post  daz.h on Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:51 pm

stripped one down tonight, the top screwed in seal plate is a pain, lots of heat and several wd40 soakings and it came off.
the hot hydraulic oil stunk to high heaven, my clothes were thrown back into he garage by the wife.
the main rod is rusty so that obviously cant be reused, as yet i have not stripped the rod down, but there is also a long tube in the inside of the shock with holes in the bottom to (i assume) let hydraulic oil flow in out.
will be cheaper to buy new than renew for sure.
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