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Suspension Shock Repair
I have 2 Motiv Rockpoint bikes and am trying to swap out some parts. How do you take the rear suspension shock apart?
Posted by Bgeorge40 a 62 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Rockpoint from Camp Verde, AZ on 03/19/06

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  • Re: Suspension Shock Repair
    You ever take them off any sweet jumps?
    Posted by Tha Professor a 32 year old Weekend Warrior from tha lab on 03/19/06

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    • Re: Suspension Shock Repair
      Hi Professor, Generally I like to stay on top of the bike but I do enjoy riding in and out of some of the washes on the dirt trails/road around here. When they (the washes) get too steep and or rocky I chicken out and walk it through. Recently I noticed a rattle and discovered the piston in the shock was shot so I tried to remove the good one from a second bike but it didn't want to come off hence the question. I guess I have to compress the piston somehow to remove the tension, huh?
      Later, 62 yrold warrior

      Posted by Bgeorge40 a 62 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Rockpoint from Camp Verde, AZ on 03/20/06

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  • Re: Suspension Shock Repair
    I would just call Motiv & ask for a replacement. They shipped me one once when I had the same issue, no charge. They advised against taking the piston apart.

    I would also recommend a LizardSkins shock boot on there - keeps the grunge out. My last shock went years w/o a problem, and still worked like new when I broke the frame :)
    Posted by Luap a 43 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a sc superlight from Walnut, CA on 03/20/06

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