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Rear shock failure

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  1. CC4ME

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    I'm guessing that oil puddled under the shock is a bad thing? Quite a puddle on the floor. The bottom of the shock is wet, as you can see. What are my options- replace with used, rebuild, or aftermarket? Leaky shock.JPG
     
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    Newly second hands original Vic shocks must be cheap on the internet? People will be cleaning there garages out by now?
     
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    Not as many as had I hoped.
     
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    @CC4ME Sorry to hear of your shock trouble. Seems like the go-to option would be the aftermarket Penske, though I have not tried to find a new OEM replacement yet. I ride a Vision, but the situation is the same. Of course there are the air ride systems, but those are wildly expensive.

    When the time comes for me, I am leaning towards the Penske. @PreachSF is someone good to talk to about this. That's who I am gonna call.
     
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    Thanks. I'm not in a position right now where I can drop the money for the Penske. I'd love to go that route someday.
     
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    @CC4ME I hear ya. I can't afford one yet either, but I am saving up for one. I'm almost there, too! Fortunately for me mine is just tired and didn't blow out like yours did.

    Personally, I am not going to try and find a used one. If I can find a new OEM shock I would certainly consider it if the price were right. But if memory serves there isn't much difference in cost between the OEM and the Penske. I Could be wrong; I haven't chased after the OEM yet.
     
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    The Penske is around $750?
     
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    If you get another factory shock it could die as well.
    Just step up and get the Penske and be done with it.
    I replaced mine just becuse of others having their stock shocks die.
    I have been very happy with it's ride and control.
     
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    I just had my rear shock fail. I bought a used one from The Vic Werks. If you're on Facebook, check the forums and even make some posts asking about a stock rear shock. Someone might have just upgraded their rear shock to the Penske or an air ride and now has a stock shock sitting around.
     
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    I replaced mine 4 years ago as it was leaking at 35K miles. Found a new one on ebay for $250. Before I let my mechanic install it I asked him why the first one failed. He said people run the pressure too low and repeatedly bottoming it out causes them to leak. Now I never ride with the pressure less than 50lbs. and bump that up to 70lbs. when packing double. So far dry as a bone! Fingers crossed.
     
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    I usually run 0 psi with a usual weight of around 200 lbs and mine hasn't leaked in 37,000 miles. I've never believed that's the issue behind them leaking. I believe they used poor seals or poor quality control when manufacturing them
     
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    Mine is leaking and I going to run the F&^king thing until the real tire goes and replace both... so pisses me off.
     
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    Have had 3 09 Visions. Black had 45,000 and no problems, 007 is over 60,000 miles and no leaks, blue 95.000 no leaks. Keep the shocks set for two up 450 lbs all the time.
     
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    What's it like to adjust it? Easy to reach? Still use air?
     
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    WV. You should try and keep at least 10 to 20 psi in that shock at all times. I know what the OM says is different. This came from a Vic mechanic.
     
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