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Offline ricardo56

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rear shock
on: August 20, 2021, 07:51:07 PM
are the rear  shocks rebuildable cheers richie

Offline Semyooon

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Re: rear shock
Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 12:43:56 PM
*Originally Posted by ricardo56 [+]
are the rear  shocks rebuildable cheers richie

Hi Richie!

By default - nope.

Moreover, they are quite worthless as they are, a good aftermarket replacement is the best option.

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Re: rear shock
Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 02:22:02 PM
Probably they are rebuildable by a specialist. In The Netherlands we have jd-shocks.nl who definitely is able to rebuild it. But wether it's worth the costs......

Edit: I don't agree with Semyooon that the original shock is of poor quality, I think it's fairly reasonable quality. And I did switch to a Hyperpro shock, so I do knmow how they compare.
Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 02:23:58 PM by voodoo
Stop making sense

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Re: rear shock
Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 05:34:38 PM
I don't think the OEM rear shock is poor quality, but there are far better aftermarket ones available.
In particular, I found that it was not well suited to two-up riding and would bottom out too easily.
I replaced mine with a Nitron unit that is sooo much better.  :152:
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Offline Semyooon

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Re: rear shock
Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 11:17:01 PM
*Originally Posted by voodoo [+]

Edit: I don't agree with Semyooon that the original shock is of poor quality, I think it's fairly reasonable quality. And I did switch to a Hyperpro shock, so I do knmow how they compare.

I should have explained  :002: it's not the quality of the shock - it's Showa after all, I mean that for the rebuild price you will still get emulsion shock, while you can add a bit of money and get yourself a preload adjuster and even an expansion reservouir if we talk about senior models. But of course, it depends on the price and budget.

I've installed a Hyperpro shock and I can definitely tell it's a huge difference, especially combined with new linear forks (even though just touring on progressive is even better).

First of all, what I've noticed is that even with the pillion you don't get any squats when accelerating - it just holds the ground.

It's hard to tell how much just the shock improved of a handling side of things, but overall suspension upgrade was definitely worth it - I could not recognize the bike after I set it all up.