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Offline bezerk1

Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« on: December 02, 2015, 08:58:21 am »
I'm curious as to how many people have this issue and how it has been resolved.  It is not occurring on the rear shocks only the front.  Both front springs have rubbed on my 800EX since the unit was new.  Over the summer my dealer replaced a front shock due to a broken adjuster.  The new shock spring also rubs on the reservoir.  I have a feeling that the spring is going to rub through the reservoir in the next few months causing a loss of gas pressure.  In an attempt to stop the rubbing I even zip tied a rubber cover over the reservoir.  The spring rubbed through it in 30 miles.  I have asked my dealer about this issue several times and never got a response.  I understand that this does not occur on all machines.  I'd like to get this resolved before my warranty expires.

My questions are: 

Is this happening to your machine?  How widespread is it?  If so how have you fixed it?  Did your dealer fix it?  Is this a common problem?  Is there going to be an update or recall?  What are the options?
« Last Edit: December 02, 2015, 08:59:53 am by bezerk1 »

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 03:16:18 pm »
I pointed one out to my dealer on one he had on the floor. Mine didn't have any and made sure it didn't when I picked it up but I understand it is a manufacturing defect where my dealer said it may have happened in shipping. With so may with this same problem, I have to assume it's manufacturing and the only way to fix is to replace the shock completely.. which is what your dealer should do for you without question. 
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Offline bezerk1

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 09:25:08 am »
My dealer did replace the shock without question.  The new shock is rubbing too.  All I can do is take it back to the dealer for two more shocks.  Then 3 months down the road take it back again for two more.  By then the warranty is up and I will have to purchase CFMoto shocks or a pair of Elka's. 

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 02:14:48 pm »
My dealer did replace the shock without question.  The new shock is rubbing too.  All I can do is take it back to the dealer for two more shocks.  Then 3 months down the road take it back again for two more.  By then the warranty is up and I will have to purchase CFMoto shocks or a pair of Elka's. 

Man that's such BS. Don't accept them if they are bent or rubbing. That remote is supposed to be straight, not bent in.
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Offline ACIDICJO

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 08:22:44 pm »
I'm having the same issue on both front shocks. My Z8 is a 2014 model and of course is out of warranty. But that lets me know that they haven't addressed the issue. I wonder if 2016's are experiencing the same issues? I barely hit 200 miles on it. I work entirely too much and haven't had a chance to go to the dealership and see if they'll do something about it.

But with bezerk1 still having issues with them after being fixed. I'm going to have to consider going to Elka's, but man I'm afraid to find out how much that's gonna cost.
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Offline Bigs575

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 09:15:47 pm »
The front and rear rub on mine. My friend has a z force and his has the same issue

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 09:46:45 pm »
I'm glad its not only me.  I appreciate your comments, keep them coming.  In response to a previous poster, I do have some slight wear on my rear shocks.  I would consider in normal wear.  Nothing to be concerned about in my case.  It's a shame that these shocks work so good, it makes them harder to replace with Elka or Fox.  If they rode like crap it would be a no brainer.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 06:43:29 pm by bezerk1 »

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Offline Leandros

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 05:22:51 am »
The fix is easy. You just have to rotate the spring. Try to do it with your hand. In order to be easier to rotate lift the rear up so there is no tension on the shock. Is not the reservoir that is bending in, but the spring is bending out. If you rotate the spring to the opposite direction it should be fine.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 07:38:17 am »
I would love to see some photos of one of these off, with the spring off, measuring the distance between the two at the top and bottom of the reservoir and the shaft.   
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Offline bezerk1

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2015, 06:34:43 pm »
It's not as easy as rotating the spring.  I've tried that.  I did measure the distance from the shock body to the reservoir.  It came to to be about 21mm at the end.  In the first picture you can see the wear on the spring itself.  Picture 2 shows how much of the outer ring has worn away.  Picture 3 shows the depth of wear. 
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 06:39:51 pm by bezerk1 »

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2015, 07:11:05 pm »
Man...that's almost worn completely through. Did rotating the spring fix it?
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Offline bezerk1

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 10:30:14 am »
Rotating the spring did not fix it.  It promptly wore the paint off the spring in another location and started wearing in like in the first picture.

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2015, 10:45:30 am »
So here is an update:

I just got off the phone with my dealer.  He says they will replace the shocks again.  When asked about after the warranty expires I was told that shocks will be still covered no questions asked.  So far my dealer and CFMoto have been excellent with this issue. 

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Offline boosted98mitsu

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2015, 02:00:38 pm »
I'm having the same issue on both front shocks. My Z8 is a 2014 model and of course is out of warranty. But that lets me know that they haven't addressed the issue. I wonder if 2016's are experiencing the same issues? I barely hit 200 miles on it. I work entirely too much and haven't had a chance to go to the dealership and see if they'll do something about it.

But with bezerk1 still having issues with them after being fixed. I'm going to have to consider going to Elka's, but man I'm afraid to find out how much that's gonna cost.

We have a 2016 and are having the same issues! We have not taken it to the dealer yet.....

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Offline Flipper

Re: Shock Springs Rubbing Reservoir
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 10:54:14 am »
As far as my issue with the rear shocks, they are coming loose out of the bottom mount.  I just did a complete check on every nut and bolt on the rear and front end.  I was able to get about a 1/2 turn on each shock shaft.  So I backed them off 2 turns and dropped some thread lock in and then tightened them.  Then I made a paint mark on the shaft and mount to see if they turn. 

My front shocks do not rub at all. 
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