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Spring changeification

Is it possible to change springs on Sachs shocks ? My shock is on the way out and I have a replacement but the spring is the wrong color. Don't tell me to paint it Randy


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Is it possible to change springs on Sachs shocks ? My shock is on the way out and I have a replacement but the spring is the wrong color. Don't tell me to paint it Randy
OK....I'll tell you to paint it.

Or get an Ohlins TTX.

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What's wrong with painting it? How did you think it got yellow from the factory?
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You can fit an Ohlings spring (yellow). It fits and works superb (and leave the others paint theirs)


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Sand Blast it! Then it will be metal in color!

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OK everyone here has lost sight of the reason for this post. The question is.........can I change the spring on my SACHS rear shock and if I can, how do I go about it without totally dismantling the shock ? and don't say paint it Randy........ With that said. Any takers ?


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OK everyone here has lost sight of the reason for this post. The question is.........can I change the spring on my SACHS rear shock and if I can, how do I go about it without totally dismantling the shock ? and don't say paint it Randy........ With that said. Any takers ?

... read what you just posted... unless you are a magician you are not going to be able to remove/change the spring without totally dismantling the shock. Sounds like you need to seek the help of a professional.

I guess you can cut it out...
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highly doubt you will be able to change it without dismantling everything

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It will be like every other bike shock. Take it out of the bike. Find what spring rate you would like and have it installed. This outfit is very helpful http://racetech.com/
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You don't have to dismantle everything.....back the pre-load adjusters off as far as possible (until they unthread from body). Remove clip holding spring retainer on shaft. Remove spring. Reverse to re-install.

Once you have the shock in hand and off the bike it becomes self-evident. If it doesn't become self-evident you need to take it to a professional and stop trying to work on the bike yourself.

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