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An update from Squadra:
“we will send you a new shock.
We do not have one at the moment and the investigation of the production batch and what the reason could be is still in proccess, I hope we get the final result today or tomorrow. Unfortunately every company is running just with 25-50% of the normal workload by the pandemic. It is very difficult to get somebody at the phone :(

So that’s positive...

There is more in the email, surrounding the analysis of the old shock... I just thought it was valuable for the community to see this part of the response unedited.

So now I will wait, and the 4c will be off the road, until the new shock arrives and is installed etc...

Cheers,
Andrew
 

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An update from Squadra:
“we will send you a new shock.
We do not have one at the moment and the investigation of the production batch and what the reason could be is still in proccess, I hope we get the final result today or tomorrow. Unfortunately every company is running just with 25-50% of the normal workload by the pandemic. It is very difficult to get somebody at the phone :(

So that’s positive...

There is more in the email, surrounding the analysis of the old shock... I just thought it was valuable for the community to see this part of the response unedited.

So now I will wait, and the 4c will be off the road, until the new shock arrives and is installed etc...

Cheers,
Andrew
This is the sort of response I was hoping for you, Andrew. Glad thinks are moving in the right direction.

I did a silly thing a few weeks ago and dropped my Le Mans while riding over a bed of leaves not realising there were a couple of branches hidden underneath. The idiotic things you do when desperate for a leak. The front wheel just stepped out and down we came. Only did clutch lever, foot peg/gear lever and blinker damage but it’ll be more months getting replacement bits. Ordered the parts straight away but no sign of them.

Stay patient. :)(y)
 

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Good to hear it's getting sorted. Andre is very helpful.

So I'm a suspension noob. I've got these coilovers coming (Corse+ black), how can I check the top hat is tight befor installing? What is the method/tools needed to tighten it up before I install? Want to make sure the same thing doesn't happen.
 

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This is the sort of response I was hoping for you, Andrew. Glad thinks are moving in the right direction.

I did a silly thing a few weeks ago and dropped my Le Mans while riding over a bed of leaves not realising there were a couple of branches hidden underneath. The idiotic things you do when desperate for a leak. The front wheel just stepped out and down we came. Only did clutch lever, foot peg/gear lever and blinker damage but it’ll be more months getting replacement bits. Ordered the parts straight away but no sign of them.

Stay patient. :)(y)
I had a 850 MG Le Mans you may remember so can sympathize.....did you have the case guards to save the precocious expensive parts from grinding on the ground? Ouch....at least it sounds like it was an easy dump and you weren't hurt. I had a similar drop with my old Yamaha TZ-350 road race bike. I was at Laguna Seca for the bike races and tooling around on the roads into the parking lot. Was on soft dirt and as I turned the front end washed out so put my foot down but with the road race position clip-ons and bent over, it was hard to keep it upright so it did a gentle topple. No damage other than to my pride as this was in front of a bunch of other bike riders :rolleyes:
 

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I had a 850 MG Le Mans you may remember so can sympathize.....did you have the case guards to save the precocious expensive parts from grinding on the ground? Ouch....at least it sounds like it was an easy dump and you weren't hurt. I had a similar drop with my old Yamaha TZ-350 road race bike. I was at Laguna Seca for the bike races and tooling around on the roads into the parking lot. Was on soft dirt and as I turned the front end washed out so put my foot down but with the road race position clip-ons and bent over, it was hard to keep it upright so it did a gentle topple. No damage other than to my pride as this was in front of a bunch of other bike riders :rolleyes:
Yes, Bob, so no shattered spark plug and spark plug cap. Lifting it was a good spectator sport. As cars went by they must have thought to themselves that looks like good fun, we’ll let him enjoy himself. Fuel spilling out onto a hot engine with me trying to get a purchase to lift the bloody thing was definitely not fun.
 

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This has been on my mind ever since this was posttrying to figure out how the heck the top mount of the coilover rotationally unwound itself enough to create a lack of tolerance and adequate torque between the top mount and the upper perch. I have run these coilovers for about 23K miles without problems. Unless the coilover truly came from the factory not torqued down....

Could a possibility be that when the installer or owner upon install mistakingly spun the upper mount vs the rebound adjuster while setting rebound setting? Then upon realizing that spinning the upper mount was not the way you adjusted the rebound, installer didnt torque the upper mount back down enough? i can see how that MAY potentially happen, not necessarily saying is what happened. And again, unless the coilover truly came from the factorydefective not adequately torqued down....

to the person installing these soon, just make sure to follow the directions and ask questions when in doubt. 🙂

 

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I’ve been wracking my brains on how it happened too... my car was the 2nd set of these shocks that the workshop installed, after the mechanic installed them on his own 4c... thus I can’t see the mechanic making that sort of mistake or error...

very strange...

anyways check that you can see the adjuster in as per the photo and that will give you a good idea... it should be visible in the top mount...

cheers,
AP
 
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