Shock.absorber spring (rear)

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Shock.absorber spring (rear)

Post by Pauli » 06 Aug 2019, 09:11

Hi,
Once again good advice is highly appreciated! :oops:

My Kanguro rear absorber is so stiff and hard that the spring must have been changed at some point - to suit riding only on even surface and most probably for a person who is much heavier than me (80kg) or maybe to be ridden with someone sitting on the rear seat.
What makes it even worse is that the spring cannot be loosened any more (can be tightened though).

The question:
What would be the easiest (preferably also cheapest) way of finding a replacement? Either original or something close to it.
Is the spring normally progressive?

Anyone willing to sell one? :roll:

Thanks
Pauli

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Re: Shock.absorber spring (rear)

Post by 350-v-twin » 06 Aug 2019, 16:16

Normally, if you go to an expert, they can fix this shock.

I do have a replacement which I am willing to sell, but it would probably also need an overhaul.

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Post by Pauli » 06 Aug 2019, 18:31

Ok, first now after reading your reply I realized the possibility of the absorber being the problem and not the spring!
Is this more likely - even if the bike has only 15k on the clock (but is obviously pretty old)?

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Re: Shock.absorber spring (rear)

Post by 350-v-twin » 06 Aug 2019, 22:24

These original shocks were not top-of-the-bill.
My bike had 24,000km's behind her, but the original shock was already replaced

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Re: Shock.absorber spring (rear)

Post by Pauli » 07 Aug 2019, 08:24

Capisko!
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So, what kind of replacement (brand, type) would you recommend?
No need for motocross or even endurance type of ride but gravel roads etc.

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Re: Shock.absorber spring (rear)

Post by 350-v-twin » 07 Aug 2019, 22:38

Have a look at Wilbers.de (the best, but not cheap).

Aarrrghhh, just see Moto Morini Kanguro/Camel is no longer listed :roll:

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Re: Shock.absorber spring (rear)

Post by Tom » 11 Sep 2019, 09:36

Hello there,

I have a Wilbers shock on my Camel 501 which works really well.
Before that i had a blue colored 'Technoflex' monoshock, which i though was a 'cheap' name for a monoshock....
Found out that it is also a Wilbers product :oops:

I myself am not a fan of products like Hagon and YSS, but i don't have experience with their monoshocks.

The original Marzocchi's and especially Paioli's are not so good, but their advantage is that they can be repaired for around 100 Euro's.

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