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Get your minds out of the gutter! :p I'm talking about the shock!

Specifically, I'm wondering if there's a compelling reason to buy a fancy aftermarket shock versus having a stocker resprung & revalved for my weight & riding style.

Here are the options as I see them:

1. Buy stock shock off eBay for ~$75. $100 for spring, $200 labor, total ~$375 for rebuilt stocker. (Spring/labor quote from Traxxion Dynamics.)

2. Buy Hagon shock. ~$700 for shock with custom spring & adjustability. Linked compression & rebound adjuster, which I'm a little unsure about.

3. Buy Penske shock. ~$1100, fully adjustable with independent adjusters.

What's the consensus here? Would I really gain much by going with Hagon or Penske?

Cheers,
-Kit
 

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Kit, wait for DaveM so show up, he went the rebuild and retune route and is very happy with his results.

Don
 

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And speaking of mois!

Here I am Donski, you called?!:D

Kit I used a m/c suspension specialist here in Brisbane called RAD shockie repairs.

I gave them my weight etc and told them how I ride and they cut my stock Showa rear unit open and re built it. Revalved, oiled and gassed to suit my weight and I still have the stock spring but they installed a 5mm spacer.

The end result is amazingly good dampening and the spacer has raised the rear of the bike by 10 -15mm making steering a little sharper.

The way it performs is just outstanding and ammazes my riding buddies.

Total cost handing them the shock was $170.00 AUD.

Pretty bloody impressive I can tell you. It has now done 40,000kms and is still going fine.

DaveM:cool:
 
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