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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2019, 4:51 pm Thread Starter
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Rear Suspension knock

I have a knock in the rear suspension of my K120OGT.
Rear suspension compresses OK.
But when it reaches the bottom of the stroke and begins to come up is knocks and seems to jump an inch before the rebound kicks in.
The rebound comes up as normal thereafter.
No problem with the front.
Could it be the shock or a linkage bush?
Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2019, 10:39 pm
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Or it could be something else.

Suggest to have someone sit on the bike and bounce it, while you look with a strong light up into the suspension bits. And listen for the exact location of the knock. Hint: can't see the upper end of the rear shock. You may have to get your tiny little fingers up there, but have your helper bounce gently until you know your fingers won't be squished. You may also have to remove the side fairing panels.

I'm in the middle of coil and plug replacement and the fairing side panels have to be off. Have been looking up into what's there and it's a little grimy and very close together.
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