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S1w222
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

In need of a new rear shock for the S1W, this one has come up, its the old exposed style spring model, were these the ones that were recalled? Is it safe? Straight swap out for my all silver one on the bike?

Info appreciated : )
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S1w222
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 03:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Can anyone post pictures of the stock, penske and WP rear shock units or tell me how to confirm which is which? Thanks
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H0gwash
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There is a picture somewhere in Badweb of recalled shocks. I can't find it again. The first is an exposed spring shock described as 95-98 WP (all recalled) 16.5" eye to eye.
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Sbaugz
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I found the pic but badweb wonít let me upload the pic from my iPad because itís too large...

Hereís a link
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/476 23/614298.html?1296617153
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Sbaugz
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

To newer your question:

Is it safe? Probably. But to me, probably isnít good enough when something could kill you... .not to mention, If you buy an old WP shock, youíll likely need to spend hundreds to rebuild it. Same with a used Penske. Do yourself a favor and buy a brand new shock from twin motorcycles for under $600. Iíve got two and I love them.
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Falloutnl
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Do yourself a favor and buy a brand new shock from twin motorcycles for under $600. Iíve got two and I love them.

I would recommend this also.
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Mike_lee
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 05:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Do yourself a favor and buy a brand new shock from twin motorcycles for under $600. Iíve got two and I love them.

I would recommend this also.

I as well
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Kc_zombie
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you find one cheap, grab it and hang on to it as a collectors piece. Then go purchase a new unit from Twin Motorcycles and ride worry free, knowing the WP is safely at home where it can kill no one. ; )
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iíve got a gold valved racetech rebuilt wp on my S1W. It is nice! Cost me about $600 to acquire it, powder coat the spring and rebuild with gold valve. I had the stock wp rebuilt by racetech on my s2, i probably have $350 in it without the gold valving. It has a heavier (threaded on?) front eye and billet spring plates. They made 3 styles of WP. The early with heavier eye, billet spring plates - came on S2s an early S1s. A ďshort springĒ with stamped plates and ďling springĒ with stamped plates, both have a suspect welded on front eye. The short springs were on S1/S1W from what I can tell. The M2 had a WP without the reservoir. I had a post going about this and I read all the posts I could find on badweb. The consensus was they were recalled and thatís probably reason enough not to run one. However, there were no confirmed crashes from front eye failure that I could find outside of Buell race team issues. Court had a showa? separate and put the rear tire up through the fender once. The 16in showa was recalled or SRP kitted in certain applications. Both are equally dangerous IMO. Aftermarket or the 14in are your options for safety. The 14in showa will need periodic rebuilds, the seals dry out easily.
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/476 23/806349.html
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S1w222
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 08:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm not gonna run one, there is one for sale cheap though, 60 bucks, worth grabbing for a collectors piece (will probably end up in the same box as all my broken headers that I was gonna get around to welding up one day lol)
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Mike_lee
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 05:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

id buy it just to have and hang it on the wall : )
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