Lightweight rear suspension units

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Re: Lightweight rear suspension units

Postby clanger9 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:08 pm

Yep, that's exactly what mine turned out like :beer:

New bushes, covers and a lick of paint and all is well. I don't know how the originals were put together (they don't seem to be rebuildable at all), but it is impressive that there are no leaks after 50+ years...
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Re: Lightweight rear suspension units

Postby Rockerbri » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:06 am

clanger9 wrote:Yep, that's exactly what mine turned out like :beer:

New bushes, covers and a lick of paint and all is well. I don't know how the originals were put together (they don't seem to be rebuildable at all), but it is impressive that there are no leaks after 50+ years...


Hi Clanger can i ask where you got your repair kit from as im trying to do the same thing ?
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Re: Lightweight rear suspension units

Postby clanger9 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:28 pm

Hi Bri,

Have sent you a PM.

Bushes are 3/8" x 3/4" and available from various sources.
I got new suspension covers on eBay - they are listed as "AJS/MATCHLESS GIRLING STYLE SHOCK ABSORBER COVER SET" or similar at around £20 for a set.
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Re: Lightweight rear suspension units

Postby Rockerbri » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:20 pm

ta mate...



clanger9 wrote:Hi Bri,

Have sent you a PM.

Bushes are 3/8" x 3/4" and available from various sources.
I got new suspension covers on eBay - they are listed as "AJS/MATCHLESS GIRLING STYLE SHOCK ABSORBER COVER SET" or similar at around £20 for a set.
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