I had planned to take care of this over the winter but as usual the job never got taken care of. On of my fork seals has started leaking (not a good thing) and I have known that the suspension isn’t really set up properly for my weight. I have been hearing very good things about Factory Connection, they are a shop that does dirt-bike suspension work. They claim to be able to make it “better than brand new” and can set it up perfectly for my weight, riding skill and type of terrain I typically ride.
So last weekend I got ambitious and decided to pull the parts off the bike. I didn’t realize just how much had to be removed to get that rear shock off. Looks like the bike exploded all over the garage!
I dropped the parts of Monday and they called yesterday with an estimate. There are a lot of “wear parts” and of course I need every one of them. That isn’t too surprising I suppose since I haven’t done anything but ride it and not sure what the previous 2 owners did. Also I need different springs (to match my weight) and the shaft on the shock is a little rusted and pitted so it needs to be replaced. So… going to be a little more expensive that I originally expected but hopefully it will be worth it.
I should get the parts back today and hopefully will get the bike ready to go riding on Sunday.