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Hi All, My C1 just failed it’s MOT as rear shocks are leaking. Can anyone advise me where to buy replacements? And is it a DIY bolt off, bolt on job? Or does it need special tools? Thanks in advance, Victor.
Thankyou for both responses. I think I’ll go for the Hagon as more affordable and I hardly use the bike at all. Do I literally unbolt and bolt on? Or do I have to jack the weight of the bike up a bit? Any advice would be gratefully received
No need to jack bike for that. Please remember replace one at the time.
Jack it up or lay it down on the floor ie like it has fallen on the side (carefully to not scratch the plastics).
No need to jack up or lay down. Remove battery box for access. Do one side at a time.
Spanners and a socket set and job done.
As mentioned above, no need to jack it up if you do one at a time. However, I do use a jack just to ease the weight off the shocks then the bolts are just a bit easier to remove.
If you change brand eg Hagon then the length is different so unfortunately you need to jack it up.
I didn’t jack up with hagons either.
Just a thought and could be worth checking. I received a recall notice from BMW a while back to replace the shock absorbers on my donor C1, so might be worth checking with them if there is an outstanding recall on your bike.
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