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.
HI rockstedy, just read your reply to Victor's query about rear shocks as I have the same issue. I tried to follow the link you posted but its dead and typing the url in leads to the German language C1 Forum... and at that point I'm lost!!!
I need just one shock but believe its better to replace as pairs. Its for a 2003 C1-125 Exec with ABS,
I've previously looked at YSS but there seem to be two different origins for them - there appears to be a manufacturing plant in the Far East (Thailand??) which produces budget level products and the Dutch(??) origin ones that are effectively made-to-order it seems - with the commensurate price tag!
What I'd like to know is the type & specifications of the YSS shocks you were talking about: do you have that info or can you point me to it, please?
Unfortunately German shop I was referring to was closed at beginning of this year. Will
check what exact model of YSS I am having on my bike and let you know. Certainly you have to change pair at rear ( otherwise try to get used single original) . I am quite sure that soon you will go ahead with front noticing how bike handling improves with upgrade. Could you pm me your email so can easily send you some pictures.
Many apologies for my silence - for some reason the normal email notification of a response didn’t get to me and I’ve just logged on for another problem and seen your message!
Did you determine what he YSS shocks were? I will pm my email shortly - would be fascinated to see your pics!
And not wholly clear what you’re saying about noticing the difference… are you suggesting all the shocks need changing?
In any case I won’t be riding for a while as have another problem which need to solve - bike cuts out when I sit on the seat!! Seem something to do with the wiring to the fuel pump - the loom on the r/h side of the engine bay - very frustrating!
i got your message Samak-i'll dig around this weekend and get back to you
I think i have one used OEM spare for sale.
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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