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Old 11-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Works performance Piggy back rear shocks

I tried finding reviews for them but there aren't that many reviews for these shocks.
Any memeber running these shocks on their bike,care to share some reviews
or
is there a dedicated thread on it.

These shocks run almost about 1600$.
Is the money worth buying these or should I take my biz to progressive 970 series?

Prog 970 comes with lifetime warranty
whereas works says its only one year warranty

Inputs are appreciated
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've had the pro racer piggyback shock on my scram for about 3 years and 30,000 miles. They are extremely easy to adjust and are fully rebuildable. For the money they are great shocks compared to the progressives (Works performance builds them to your riding style, height, and weight). I'm pretty sure the progressives are off the shelf. I ride around 10,000 miles a year with an annual road trip of around 3,000 miles, and the road trip is with a 40 pounds of gear strapped on the passenger seat.

Overall, yeah you can get lower priced rear shocks but you lose the ability to adjust for riding conditions (ex: traveling with gear, or canyon riding) and they are made to order and for you specifically, but typically you get what you pay for. And maybe you won't ever touch the adjustments but they are there if you need to.

There is some mention of the works on advrider.com in the scrambler mega thread. My bike suits a few different purposes like travel and commuting so I took the financial dive and bought something that would last. Works has a great reputation and they are super easy to work with. While progressive tends to be more of a numbers company.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got 'em on my Thruxton. I love them. No problems, been on the bike from '06 to now. So smooth.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMHO, the piggyback style shock may be a bit of "overkill" for the Bonnie. I have been running the Works Performance "Street Trackers" for over 16K miles now and am still quite satisfied with them...and their cost is much less than the piggyback style. I am also running their dual rate fork springs with RaceTech emulators and I am happy with the front suspension as well.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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IMHO, the piggyback style shock may be a bit of "overkill" for the Bonnie. I have been running the Works Performance "Street Trackers" for over 16K miles now and am still quite satisfied with them...and their cost is much less than the piggyback style.
+1 Yes I agree with the above. I have bought both piggy back Works and standard Works shocks. If your riding long motocross events the piggy backs will do a better job but I doubt anyone is riding moto with a Triumph. If so please post photos! LoL I don't think you would really notice any difference for street or paved track use between the two shocks. The standard Works shocks look more stock (retro looking) while the piggys look very trick if that is the look you want.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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there are a few DeCarbon style shocks as piggybacks are, but an internal separate reservoir, bitubo has that style as well as a few others, full adjustability raises the $$$ i am still looking for a good shock built for ME!!!! i am not in need of the best shocks suited to racing but want a comfortable ride with a quality built shock
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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IMHO, the piggyback style shock may be a bit of "overkill" for the Bonnie. I have been running the Works Performance "Street Trackers" for over 16K miles now and am still quite satisfied with them...and their cost is much less than the piggyback style. I am also running their dual rate fork springs with RaceTech emulators and I am happy with the front suspension as well.
I did the same mods to my 2009 Bonneville T100. I don't want to exaggerate, but the first time I rode it with these upgrades, it felt like a different motorcycle. Incredible improvement. Especially from the Street Trackers.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i am close to a set of bitubo WME02 for bonnie, while researching i found that a sister co. of hermy's triumph where i purchased my bonnie, motorcyclestore.us is a dealer for them, they advertise scrambler length for a good price, i want stock 330mm for my mag wheeler or maybe 340 mm i would prefer dealing in the USA,especially only 40 miles away although carpimoto seems great will see what $$$$, hermy,s is an excellent dealer, answers all questions and is NOT pushy!! as another dealer i visited while price shopping, already pulling the bull, you must get your bike serviced here!! obviously they ignore the law!!
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