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Offline Flipper

Blew a rear shock.... again
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:00:36 pm »
WTF..  out riding today.  Normal riding, nothing crazy and the passenger rear shock blew apart.  The same thing happened to the driver side rear shock earlier this year.  Same exact thing.  The shaft pulled out of the bottom connector.  Called dealer, it is covered, but he said out of the 60+ units he sold this year, I was the only one having problems with shocks.  I would hate to see if I was out beating it and going off jumps and stuff. When this shock popped, it took out the rear brake line and it was rubbing against the inside of the rim.  Had to limp it back to the parking area, maybe 1/4 mile.
2015 Zforce 800EX EPS
Synthetic Winch Rope (Orange)
36" LED up front
12" LED out back
Pyle 600 watt 2 channel Amp with Bluetooth
2 Polk Audio speakers
1/2 windshield
UNI air filter

2006 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin EFI

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 12:26:00 am »
Doesn't look like it was threaded more then three threads in.
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Offline Flipper

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 07:43:14 am »
Was reading that your front shocks came loose, were they leaking fluid? how did you notice they came loose?  So maybe mine came loose and pulled the last 3 threads.  Not sure.  Going to pull all of the shocks and back them out a thread or 2 and add some red locktite.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 07:46:13 am by Flipper »
2015 Zforce 800EX EPS
Synthetic Winch Rope (Orange)
36" LED up front
12" LED out back
Pyle 600 watt 2 channel Amp with Bluetooth
2 Polk Audio speakers
1/2 windshield
UNI air filter

2006 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin EFI

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 07:52:22 am »
I think it's a good idea we all take a look at ours and if you see any threads showing, better check it out. These guys seem to have a problem with leaving things loose or not correctly torqued. A-arms, motor mounts, diff mounts, steering parts, body bolts/screws and now shock assembly components.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 07:53:58 am by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Nighthawk

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 03:48:18 pm »
Yep. Looks like it un threaded. That what my front passenger side did. Winched it up a tree and put it back together. Still gotta call the dealer as the valve pin came out and bent plus dumped all the shock oil

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Offline ACIDICJO

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 08:34:54 pm »
Have any of you noticed the shock rubs on the spring, to the point where it's taken off paint. I'm wondering if that could have contributed to the problem. Or is it just me who has that problem?
2014 ZForce 800 EX
14 in ITP Hurricane's
Sedona Mudder InLaws 30's
2 inch lift
24 inch light bar
2 cube lights
6 inch rear light bar
Wetsounds stealth 10 soundbar
BlueSea Fuseblock
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2005 Honda Rincon gone but not forgotten

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 08:42:11 pm »
Have any of you noticed the shock rubs on the spring, to the point where it's taken off paint. I'm wondering if that could have contributed to the problem. Or is it just me who has that problem?

I believe that was talked about a while back. The remote was "bent" in enough to rub on the spring. This as I remember was a manufacturing defect and the dealers were replacing them under warrantee.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline ACIDICJO

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 09:27:11 pm »
Ah man I guess I missed that one, I'm out of warranty now but I'm gonna have to get with my dealership about that, they should have told me when I took it in for its first service.
2014 ZForce 800 EX
14 in ITP Hurricane's
Sedona Mudder InLaws 30's
2 inch lift
24 inch light bar
2 cube lights
6 inch rear light bar
Wetsounds stealth 10 soundbar
BlueSea Fuseblock
2012 Polaris Rzr 800 all black
2005 Honda Rincon gone but not forgotten

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Bpraim

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 10:52:25 pm »
The shock rub has been a pain in the A$$ for a few yrs, I've claimed lots only to have the next one do the same. 60/40
Coil maker blames the shock maker and back and forth.
New shocks supplier is on the way,

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 09:20:27 am »
I have the same problem with the spring rubbing the reservoir.  The dealer replaced both my front shocks and they are rubbing again.  It seems as though some shocks rub and some don't.  I need this fixed before warranty is up.  The spring is about to rub a hole in the gas chamber and bladder.

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 09:43:09 am »
Can the rod end be safely unscrewed without losing oil or nitrogen?  What about the needle valve inside?  I would like to take my rear shock rods ends off, clean them, apply thread locker and re torque them.  Is there a way to remove the spring without a spring compressor?

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Blew a rear shock.... again
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 08:15:00 am »
Just an update on this.  I pulled the springs off both my rear shocks.  The first shock I worked on was tight.  I couldn't budge the rod end in either direction with a 24mm wrench.  I cleaned the shock and re assembled it.  I was able to break the rod end on the second shock free.  I did not remove it for fear of having pressurized oil leak out of the damper tube.  I simply re tightened the rod end and re assembled the shock.  Piece of mind I guess.