Suspension just serviced and I have no adjustment

Hi there people.

As the title says I've just had my suspension serviced, resprung and new parts installed by a reputable suspension specialist.

I rode the bike yesterday and it felt awful.

Tried adjusting rebound and compression but none of my clickers alter the way it works.

Before I complain I just wandered if anyone could hazard a guess at what's happened as I don't want to be told a load of mumbo jumbo and expected to coff up more hard earned cash.

I am very disappointed but won't name the companies name.

Thanks people xx

Most likely, if it's the rear shock. they did not put enough nitrogen in the bladder / expansion chamber. I have a similar problem.

I would do this first.

figure out how many clicks available on both compression and rebound. Set the shock in the middle of the clicks, say if it has 12 compression, then set it at 6 and so on they try the setup. This will tell you if the shock is even working.

If its the forks, then there is an internal problem. They may have left out some parts.... you never know.

hope this helps.

Al

like altune mentioned they could of simply forgot to put N2.

If its the forks, rod seals and or ics piston rod seals.. internal pressure loss somewhere.

Forgot to install the rebound rod and such. Anyway, I would call them and tell them your problem.

They should fix it without any additional cost of labor.

jw

Edited by jwaseman

If they are reputable, have them fix it and explain what it was.

They are picking up my forks and shock but have given me no explanation to what it might be. The clickers do absolutely nothing on shock or forks.

I told them to ring me before charging me anymore money as if there's cost involved I will take it elsewhere.

Very disappointed.

It's ruined even more riding time

Thanks for replys x

Apparently the pistons on rebound shafts are worn on both front fork legs??

And the piston ring on shock??

Does this sound feasible?

Really annoying me

C

:-(

Apparently the pistons on rebound shafts are worn on both front fork legs??

And the piston ring on shock??

Does this sound feasible?

Really annoying me

C

:-(

They are telling you/us that fluid is bypassing the piston bands so bad that the clickers don't even work?

If your bands are worn, there will be some pressure loss for sure. I can see it alter the clicker ranges some.

But I don't think this is the case. Okay do this, ask them what the measurement is with new bands and old bands.

what bike is this on?

jw

They are closed now so will ask in the morning, they have offered to do it as long as I pay for the parts. I totally don't mind paying for parts its just the fact that surely when they serviced it ( if they serviced it?)

They should have found it.

Bike is a rmz250 2009 uk model.

I reckon they didn't do it or got the apprentice to do it

Did the adjusters make a difference before you sent it to them?

On the rear shock, due to the way the clickers work based on oil volume displaced by the shaft, its hard to believe bleed on the piston effects LS adjustment. No expert though.

On the rear shock, due to the way the clickers work based on oil volume displaced by the shaft, its hard to believe bleed on the piston effects LS adjustment. No expert though.

Same logic applies to the fork compression valve adjuster, but there, it could be blowing by the rod seals.

I had never ridden bike before sending suspension away but did mention how bad it felt and that there was no adjustment anywhere.

Sounds dear if its gonna be pistons and things?

I assume you can buy all those bits separately ?

Really annoyed tho as I wanted it all right for me. Having no rebound is especially horrible as the seat smacks your bum.

Forks were blowing straight through to bottom out as well.

Internal parts sound expensive

Couple red flags here. The pistons don't really wear, the bands or rings around them do, but not usually to the point that adjustments don't work. 2nd, these "issues" would have been found when they serviced it, if they were paying attention. Part of any service here is to inspect and replace worn parts. I'd guess there's something else in there that missed.

Edited by C-P
Couple red flags here. The pistons don't really wear, the bands or rings around them do, but not usually to the point that adjustments don't work. 2nd, these "issues" would have been found when they serviced it, if they were paying attention. Part of any service here is to inspect and replace worn parts. I'd guess there's something else in there that missed.

Here's the deal people. It's now being said that the piston bands are worn on both fork rebound rods and the shock piston ring and that this will cost me and extra £250.

I told them to get &%$#@!ed and will get parts picked up tomorrow morning.

I'm not paying again for stuff to be done and will be seeking legal advice against them.

In the meantime tho can those bands and bits if forks be brought separately and where from? as I will do it myself and get bike back on track so that I don't miss this weekends riding.

Thanks guys

X

Call motopro or racetech Uk they should have the parts..

Yeah, you're definitely in an interesting situation! Not up to date on my exchange rates, but the bands themselves can't cost any more than a tenth of that 250. I would first politely ask them to refund any labor you've already paid. As a last resort, let them know its not worth the negative publicity in your local riding community for them not to work with you. Then, get a referral to a trusted shop, one that will be able to show you exactly what's going on in there.

Send it to karl Anderson suspension he will make it work and do a very professional job

Send it to karl Anderson suspension he will make it work and do a very professional job

it probably came from karl hahaha!!! (couldnt resist that one karl)

Edited by yamaha837

I cured the problem

People by purchasing a complete set of suspension for my bike. Now I can ride the weekend and will keep the other rubbish for spares.

Thankyou all for help and I wish you all happy and safe riding.

:-)) x

it probably came from karl hahaha!!! (couldnt resist that one karl)

Thanks Alex, all because I never sent u those fork springs. Lol. How's ur mate Scott. Lmao

Thanks Alex, all because I never sent u those fork springs. Lol. How's ur mate Scott. Lmao

hes going ktm haha, i got some std springs from 09 kxf250, says their 44's but havnt rated them yet

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