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  • Offline burty   gb

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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #10 on: 16 Oct 23, 10:03:23
    16 Oct 23, 10:03:23
    *Originally Posted by BAZ224 [+]
    😃  Well, just picked up the bike and rode her home. OMG! Like a new bike - better than before I fu#ked the suspension. Went for an upgrade over the Kawa stock shock. Combined with new chain and sprockets and new Dunlop Sportmax has improved pick-up, grip and handling. All for a tad over £900 inc labour, VAT and tyre disposal I'm happy. Plus got the old shock back which I'll get refurbed and unload on eBay.

    New shock comes with 3 year warranty but with exclusion: "No fat birds" 😂



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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #11 on: 02 Nov 23, 10:51:06
    02 Nov 23, 10:51:06
    Sorry for delayed response - the new shock is YSS

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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #12 on: 05 Nov 23, 09:41:21
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    Nice
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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #13 on: 08 Nov 23, 05:51:17
    08 Nov 23, 05:51:17
    *Originally Posted by BAZ224 [+]


     Is it a YSS shock?

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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #14 on: 08 Nov 23, 06:21:04
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    Yes, well spotted

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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #15 on: 11 Jan 24, 12:29:25
    11 Jan 24, 12:29:25
    *Originally Posted by Timmy_Biker [+]
    I seem to recall that the standard Kawasaki shock cannot be re-built.

    I have an aftermarket on mine.

    Got mine resprung, revalved oiled and gassed for 2014 just before christmas. Rides very planted now.

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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #16 on: 11 Jan 24, 03:03:26
    11 Jan 24, 03:03:26
    *Originally Posted by davo231481 [+]
    Got mine resprung, revalved oiled and gassed for 2014 just before christmas. Rides very planted now.
    Thats good to know, glad you got the ride how you like it  :062:

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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #17 on: 11 Jan 24, 07:50:16
    11 Jan 24, 07:50:16
    *Originally Posted by BAZ224 [+]
    Yes, well spotted

    Well and the fact you stated it was a YSS in a previous post !! :430:
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    Re: Rear shock shocked?
    Reply #18 on: 25 Jan 24, 11:23:56
    25 Jan 24, 11:23:56
    *Originally Posted by davo231481 [+]
    Got mine resprung, revalved oiled and gassed for 2014 just before christmas. Rides very planted now.

    I did something similar with mine the previous Christmas.  Only I did both the shock and forks.  I'm extremely pleased with the results.  It is genuinely like a different bike.  It is true the best money spent on a bike is on the suspension.
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