Chocking the suspension

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Chocking the suspension

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Anyone managed it? Need to keep the mk1 jacked up so I can move it to work and sort the HP pipes. Moving it on low is obviously tricky, even getting it onto a trailer or ramp. Wondered about wedging wood betwixt chassis and suspension or something. Any thoughts?
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Re: Chocking the suspension

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At least two options for the rear:

Fit a length of wood (2x2ish) between the stop on the rear arm and the chassis. Wire it in position to try and keep it there.

Remove rear sphere and fit a nut and bolt in the suspension cylinder. Bolt length is about 32mm (from memory) fit nut so that it prevents the bolt end from damaging the sphere orifice, or the better option is to just put on some old spheres. A length of broom handle can also be used if you are not paranoid about wood fibres in the cylinder.
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Jaba wrote: A length of broom handle can also be used if you are not paranoid about wood fibres in the cylinder.
more of a worry is if the missus would miss a bit of length :twisted: :shock: #-o :) :wink: , of the broom stick that is

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Re: Chocking the suspension

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citronut wrote:
Jaba wrote: A length of broom handle can also be used if you are not paranoid about wood fibres in the cylinder.
more of a worry is if the missus would miss a bit of length :twisted: :shock: #-o :) :wink: , of the broom stick that is

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Re: Chocking the suspension

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Kitch wrote:
Well luckily me and my wife live in 2015 Malcolm, so it's not her problem.















She uses a hoover!
i have heard these broom sticks dont fly to well if you alter there characteristics

i'll get me coat

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Nimbus 500 anyone?....... :lol:

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Re: Chocking the suspension

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Kitch wrote:
citronut wrote:
Jaba wrote: A length of broom handle can also be used if you are not paranoid about wood fibres in the cylinder.
more of a worry is if the missus would miss a bit of length :twisted: :shock: #-o :) :wink: , of the broom stick that is

regards malcolm
Well luckily me and my wife live in 2015 Malcolm, so it's not her problem.















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I thought you were going to say the broom handl eis ma eof carbon fibre or aluminium LOL!.
But yeah you can chock the rear at least
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