Shimming the absorber hubshock





busa_bill

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I screwed up and forgot to order the 6 absorbers for the rear wheel. Just my luck, as they have deveolped slop at only 9k miles.
Anyway, I need to swap the tires Friday and there's no way to get these here in time.
I started thinking about what the absorber does, and if a shim along each edge would tighten it up. I may be wrong, but I don't think there's anywhere for the shim to move to or shift while mounted.
I could put it back together as-is and replace them later, or I could insert a shim and leave it. I know this is not the "correct" way to do this, but after all, I'm only shimming a piece of rubber. Yes they are cheap! I'm trying not to have to remove the rear wheel again.
What do you think?
 

MC MUSTANG

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No place in the area has them? Pulling the wheel off isn't so hard... I would either try to get some quickly or plan on removing the wheel again...

Just my .02...
 

Mr Brown

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Run it as is, if they were meant to be shimmed, they would have had them from the factory....
It's a little noisy when they wear out, but it won't hurt anything as long as you replace them soon.
 

busa_bill

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(MC MUSTANG @ Oct. 10 2006,11:05) No place in the area has them?  Pulling the wheel off isn't so hard... I would either try to get some quickly or plan on removing the wheel again...

Just my .02...
Yeah, I called everywhere when I discovered I dropped the ball on ordering them. Six suzuki shops in Houston, and nobody keeps them on the shelf.
One place wanted $50 to overnight them.  
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