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    Question rear shock absorber bushes worn

    Hey up.
    My haynes manual states that the rear shock absorber is non serviceable. F650 ST 1997 but I see you can buy replacement springs and linkages etc. Can I get the bushes and replace them or is it a new complete unit i need (££ ouch! )
    the bushes were advisory on the last mot.

    thanks folks

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    Where is the play shock or relay arm ?

    If it is shock mounting bush it is only one at the top . but do not think it will be that.

    If the movement is in the relay arm - Replace bushes bearings and seal/dust seal should sort it out.

    Think you can get non BMW parts , see a kit somewhere.

    One on eblag

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-F-650...gAAOxybLpRgvsz

    Does not come with bushings for inside needle rollers. ( comes with swingarm bearings as well , price does not seem to bad for what you get he appears to have sold a few.)

    If your bushings are reusable that would be nice but you will probably find they my have some wear .

    You need to take the relay arm of and have a look , standard seals are pretty poor , and lack of grease cause issues.

    For diagrams

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...94_0161_&mg=33

    Look at the sections
    Deflection parts f rear wheel suspension

    Tension struts with mounting


    But remember it is an advise so would not think urgent , would strip and inspect possibly when you have time.
    Last edited by anthony; 07-01-2021 at 05:08 PM.

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    Thanks Anthony. very helpful comments. I'll strip it down as soon as I get chance.

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    I've stripped it down today. It would appear to be the linkage arm bushings. I've ordered them and new needle roller bearings etc. I am also going to fit the Hyperpro lowering springs set front and back whilst I am at it. the links you gave me are magic thanks Anthony.
    Kindest Regrads Craig

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    Glad to have been of help.
    Enjoy getting to know the bike.


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