Ok I was looking around at shocks. a junk yard who specializes in metric bike parts says yes they are all the same
The official suzuki dealer parts catalog, has the 07 part numbers in this section are rearranged compared to 05
I made up a spring compressor & took the spring off & disassembled the preload unit
The compressor is made up of:
1- 9" x 9" x 1/2" plywood, 2 1/4" hole
3- 1" x 1" x 6" angle iron 1/2" holes 5" apart
3- 1/2" all thread
9- 1/2" nuts
3- 1/2" flat washers
I reassembled the pre-load & used air to determine the total travel is 12mm
Substituting a spacer for the remote gas adjuster thing
I found that 2 1/2" pvc pipe, was slightly too large to be a spacer, cutting a 1/4" out made for a snug fit
the spacer goes between the adjuster "piston" & body
12mm being the max I went with 10mm, so I can quit dragging the centerstand lever
Compressing the spring below the collar, means that after unscrewing the all thread, the angles are trapped between the spring & the collar
Removing one of the all threads, allowed them to be popped out without any danger
I took apart the adjuster "sender" unit
The way it works is hydraulic, the knob runs a threaded shaft, which pushes a piston, the oil transmits the position to the receiver/actuator pushing on the spring
Since the stroke of the shock fairly short, due to the linkage the few mm the actuators moves is multiplied by 3 or so
My adjuster had lost enough oil to no longer work
Unfortunately I didn't think to measure sag with the preload set to 0, I'll have to judge the results by the ride
Finally got it back together
I figure the spacer equals about 18 out of 22 clicks
Sucks up everything without complaint
Try as I might, I couldn't drag the side stand in the usual places
The seat height is slightly higher, but I added a sheepskin cover
Earlier in the process of troubleshooting/repair, I considered buying a used 07 or newer shock as a replacement
I put in a fixed spacer in the stock adjuster for an 05 shock,
Changing the amount of preload on the spring will now require changing the spacer
Hi, I have gone from 2006 Reflex ( a greatc bike) to 2004 Burgman 400, back to the Reflex, over to 2016 GTS 300 ie Vespa and now over to a 2009 Burgman 400 with 16000KM. I am wondering if there are any quirks I should be aware of. The current owner says it grumbles at low speeds?? I did not...
This problem was floating previously, it was taking from 10 seconds to few minutes but engine was always starting before. Not this morning...
When I turn the ignition switch to ON dash starts its normal procedure, after it is finished coolant temperature show HIGH, and started does not...
I have been through a lot of these past threads, but they are from so long ago, and all the links are no longer valid.
Are there any other racks for a 07 400 burgman besides Fehling?
Or any other options??? Any ideas at all?
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