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Hi,
I'm new to this group so sorry if this has been covered before. My new (to me) ,96 Trophy 1200 is in great shape, for 50K miles, except for the rear shock. It's pretty far gone, and I just need suggestions on where to look for a replacement, or if anybody's had any luck with having the original rebuilt.
Thanks,
Mike
 

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Hey Scoot - might I suggest that this question be addresses in the Daytona Forum for a better response. I don't believe that the stock shock is easily rebuildable - Hagon, Penske, WP all did/do a shock - it just how much $ you want to spend. I would keep the old shock regardless, in the hope that one day use can be made of it etc...... :razz:
 
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I have a Hagon replacement on mine. Very good one up and two up.

They list two. Go for the longer one or you may end up dragging the bellypan on tight corners.

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The stock rear shock is allegedly rebuildable, and a friend had one re-done on his 97 Sprint Sport, but I couldn't find anyone who'd touch it, except one guy, but with no guarantee at all. Personally, I don't think they are.

I fitted a WP to my 95 Sprint and it's great. Transformed the bike completely- and I fitted Racetech springs and Gold Valves to my unajustable Sprint front end.

After almost 20 years of riding Ducatis, I found the stock Triumph suspension too much like a trail bike- but 'fit for purpose' if you just cruise on freeways.

Getting the suspension right is well worth the money, but take it to a specialist who will set it up for your weight and riding style.

I have just bought a 98 Sprint Executive with 20,000km on it and am transferring the after market suspension to the new bike next week.

These bikes are 'keepers', and well set up, they are sensational all-rounders.
 
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