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Offline BaggyB

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Rear Shock replacement - suggestions?
« on: March 25, 2019, 13:30:19 »
Hello all - any suggestions as to good replacements for the OE rear shock. 43K miles and mine has had it. Had a slight heart attack at the prices of some on line. Anyone had any good experiences of swaps that won't cost me another kidney (I lost the other one paying for a fuel pump). Would be nice to ride a Vera without a saggy bum again ;)

Offline SuzukiSte

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Re: Rear Shock replacement - suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 14:31:34 »
Try these they are very good but costly, I know they are not OE but worth looking at used ones.
https://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/
http://www.yssshocks.co.uk/
https://www.ohlins.com/products/motorcycle/
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Offline awicks

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Re: Rear Shock replacement - suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 14:35:57 »
I had this decision last Autumn for my Glee - see thread: https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=35135.msg351640#msg351640

I ended up with a Hyperpro and have no complaints so far

Offline timangus

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Re: Rear Shock replacement - suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 01:53:12 »
I went for hyperpro kit which includes front springs to cope with a ton of luggage and two middle aged spreaders on rtw trip. No complaints so far after 30,000 miles.

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Re: Rear Shock replacement - suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 16:47:22 »
Thanks all. Saving up for a replacement.

Offline JamesH

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Re: Rear Shock replacement - suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 13:09:23 »
I've just had to replace mine as the last completely broke and it was like riding a mattress ! I went for Nitron for no other reason than cost. They take your weight and make them to spec. Happy with it so far, if I could just fix my engine now!

https://www.Nitron.co.uk/products/motorcycles