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Old 16-09-20, 07:41 AM   #1851
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Did the Nitron shock come with the clamp / holder for the reservoir?

It didn't, so I'll need to bodge something for now. Though it has a fairly long hose - I did wonder if I might be able to get it under the seat/trunk/toolbox. I'll go have another look/think a bit later, though suggestions are welcome of course
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Old 16-09-20, 09:26 AM   #1852
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I did this last night....

Linkage from a 4K mile bike (new to me in Jan) that hasn't seen much wet weather:



It looked worse once the spacers were out (especially the middle set of bearings). Spent about an hour scrubbing the rust out, ran the spacers (and bolts and nuts and dogbones) over the wire wheel (some small patches of minor pitting on the spacers) and then reassembled with plenty of good quality water resistant grease.

I think I caught it just in time, but I think I'll plan to replace parts next year. It doesn't appear there was ever any more than the thinnest film (at best) of grease in there from new.

Anyhow all back together now, with a few scraped knuckles (not a great job for large hands) and just left to work out how/where to mount the Nitron shock reservoir.
Good job. I remember doing mine, wondering if it's about time to recheck.
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Old 16-09-20, 01:38 PM   #1853
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Can you get hold of the proper clamp from Nitron. I seem to remember bolting min eon with the proper clamp near the pillion pegs somewhere. There's a couple of bolt hole on the frame. I might have only been able to line up one bolt though.


Or large rubber coated P-Clips off eBay.
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Old 16-09-20, 02:14 PM   #1854
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Can you get hold of the proper clamp from Nitron. I seem to remember bolting min eon with the proper clamp near the pillion pegs somewhere. There's a couple of bolt hole on the frame. I might have only been able to line up one bolt though.


Or large rubber coated P-Clips off eBay.
Cheers- I like the P-Clip idea (I'm assuming the nitron option won't be cheap if it comes to that), but I think I'm going to try and mount it in the trunk - away from any crud, and anyone who might be tempted to fiddle with knobs when it's parked.
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Old 16-09-20, 02:23 PM   #1855
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Or large rubber coated P-Clips off eBay.
I thought those P clips were a medical thing for incontinence
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Old 16-09-20, 08:54 PM   #1856
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Found a photo of my old SV with the Nitron reservoir on it..


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Old 18-09-20, 11:36 AM   #1857
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Did you ever ride it Adam, it's very clean.
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Old 18-09-20, 01:47 PM   #1858
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Found a photo of my old SV with the Nitron reservoir on it..
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Cheers! Still going to aim for the trunk, but if that doesn't work out I'll give Nitron a shout.
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Old 18-09-20, 05:27 PM   #1859
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Did you ever ride it Adam, it's very clean.

That was a for sale photo so it had been deep cleaned and polished. It did get dirty sometimes but I was quite careful to clean it and not leave road crud on it to corrode it.
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Old 19-09-20, 03:35 PM   #1860
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I unblocked the water drain from the fuel filler area. I tried pushing wire down it but it didn't go very far, so I had to lift the tank. Looks like the plastic tank has swollen, so it can't just lift up on the hinge anymore. I had to remove the hinge bolt and even then it only just scrapped past the immobiliser antenna on the ignition barrel, which is apparently very fragile.

I fed the wire in to the tank from the bottom connection and the water drained out. So at least that is fixed, but it kinda sucks that a 5 year old bike has a knackered tank.
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