Hi. This is the first time i am hearing of this. The guy at the workshop also confirmed it that some shock absorbers are installed this way. We learn everyday.I'm not saying he should do that but installing a shock upside down is a pretty common practice and it would not surprise me for the company to advertise it as fitting the bike that way.
All depends on how they are made, and this is across the board. Some shocks can be mounted both ways, with little to no difference in performance and cause no harm to the shock itself. Others, however, are designed internally to be mounted a certain way only. Should always consult with the manufacturer of shock to see which direction it should be oriented or if it even matters.Hi. This is the first time i am hearing of this. The guy at the workshop also confirmed it that some shock absorbers are installed this way. We learn everyday.
We have confirmed with our product department. They told us that the shock is being installed upside down. It is the right way to install it. Don't worry, it is safe enough, and the product has been tested under various conditions before we mass production. Thanks.[smile]
Hello Everyone,Do not Buy. Do not Buy. Do not Buy
After running the shocks for 1,300Km which included stopping on the road to do some adjustments to see how it impacts the ride, I would strongly advise everyone to stay clear of this product.
This wasn't meant for the NC. The springs can't handle the weight of the bike. It reduces the height drastically. When the like is on the kick stand, it looks like its upright.
Anytime i parked the bike i had to wiggle the handlebar a bit to make it doesn't tip over if there was any vibrations. Parking the motorcycle became a chore. If the road was inclined to the right i couldn't put it on the kick stand.
I couldn't bring out the kick stand if the bike was upright, i would have to tilt it to the right to put the kickstand down.
The ride was bouncy bouncy. Played around with the rebound adjuster but it was either too soft or too rigid.
I adjusted the preload a couple of times (or i thought i was) but it made no difference to the ride. I later discovers that when adjusting the preload the whole assembly that has the threads turns as well. Which means the preload couldn't be adjusted. (Yes. I loosened the lock nut on the adjuster ring) This was a scary moment for me as it revealed the integrity of the equipment for jeopardized.
I had to walk the bike across speed bumps i used to ride over with the OEM shock absorber. The shock actually bottoms out when riding on undulating roads or roads with slight depressions. In the picture below you would notice the rubber dampener has been damaged.
I was doing 100Km/h one day and there was a slight depression on the road and it slammed. Almost lost control. This is a route i have been riding for 5 years and i have never had that experience before.
Luckily, i still had my OEM shock and i have put it back. Using the OEM now feels like heaven. What was i thinking?
Someone has to try out the new product. I have done that so you don't have to.
If anyone was wondering, I weight 101KG (222 Pounds).
I will be posting this on the Amazon page so others can take note.
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Thanks for your review of our product(ASIN: B084QDWR4K) and report the issue you are experiencing. I completely understand how frustrated you are. I would feel the same if I were you.
We have forwarded your issue to our product department. They will re-test product quality and improve our product, include improve a difference of 2MM between the top mounting points of the OEM and this product. The product improvement process takes about 3-6 months.
On the other hand, we noticed that you didn't use the shock anymore. So could we refund the money to your account? Thanks and looking forward to your reply.
So sorry for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding.
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