Leaking Front Shock

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Leaking Front Shock

Post by edmKC » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:56 pm

My right front shock is leaking on my 2012 Patrol. Are these rebuildable? If not, is there an aftermarket replacement or am I stuck buying one from Ural?

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Re: Leaking Front Shock

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:49 pm

Your Sachs shocks are not rebuildable. OEM replacements are the quickest and easiest solution. If you can find Hagons, they're an aftermarket option.
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Re: Leaking Front Shock

Post by edmKC » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:35 pm

Thought likely. Thanks for the tip on the Hagons - I'll do some searching.
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Re: Leaking Front Shock

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:52 pm

Another option is to find some old Russian Ural shocks, which ARE rebuildable and were designed for Ural use, but have inferior performance to the Sachs.
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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: Leaking Front Shock

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm

Check with Gene, Holopaw Ural. He might still have some Russian shocks. They are serviceable.
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Re: Leaking Front Shock

Post by edmKC » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Local prices seem pretty steep, but I assume they are for Sachs.

Are these worthwhile, or junk:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 0422002351

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Re: Leaking Front Shock

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:45 pm

Looks like standard Russian shocks. Not junk, but not quite as good as the Sachs upgrade.
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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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