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Motrike 320 rear shock mounted with ordinary bolts

June 16, 2024 — BarryK

I posted a few days ago about the poor construction of the rear fork:

...which is strange, as I thought they would have used a jig to hold the pieces of the fork in place while welding. Maybe they did and the jig itself is wrong.

Thanks for the feedback guys, for recommendations how to go about bending the forks slightly closer. Yes, I have decided to do that. Here is a photo of the fork:

img1 is the black part that I have removed and will bend.

That's when I made another unpleasant discovery. The shock absorber is mounted with ordinary threaded bolts:


...this is really bad, as it will cause premature wear of the mounting.

Proper shock-absorber mounting bolts should have been used, such as these:


I don't want to make any further comment about this, but to put it mildly, I am unimpressed.    

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