My first Activa

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Re: My first Activa

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Cheers Jim

I had tried to prevent the chaffing with a plastic shield on the leg and a rubber inner-tube over the pipes but it's worn through next to my efforts :twisted:

I've had a look on your front ram repair webpage but can't see your method to prevent chaffing ... still browsing .....

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Re: My first Activa

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Skull wrote:
21 Dec 2020, 14:45
I've had a look on your front ram repair webpage but can't see your method to prevent chaffing ... still browsing .....
It's a bit tenuous Skull... It's more a guide to which pipe goes onto which port. Get it the wrong way round and chafing will result...

When refitting the ram, install the pipes in such a way that they feel they're in a natural position and there's no risk of chafing on full lock and at extremes of suspension movement. You may need to try several variations but knowing which lengths of pipes go to which port on the ram gives a starting point.

I trust that makes some sort of sense 🤞🙂

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Re: My first Activa

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Roger that Jim

Mine looks like the longer one is the culprit so hopefully Marc (GiveMeABreak) can get me some data

I was thinking some outer springs like some brake pipes have would stop the damage 8-[
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Re: My first Activa

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Skull wrote:
21 Dec 2020, 15:15
I was thinking some outer springs like some brake pipes have would stop the damage 8-[
Now that's a good idea ;) The only thing to be cautious of is that the protection spring does not then wear holes in the ram gaiter...

Holes in the gaiter that allow grit and dirt to get onto the ram piston will soon destroy it...

Years ago I had to reluctantly bin a front ram that had gaiter damage and a badly scored piston as a result :(

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Re: My first Activa

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So I need

5270T1 total length 50.5 cm (longest) Citroen NFP

Searching .....

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Re: My first Activa

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I wonder if Pleiades could help?

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Re: My first Activa

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Cheers Hell Razor5543 .....I think I've found one ....


https://www.usantluxe.com/index.php?mai ... _id=209703