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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock replacement - are YSS any good

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I have a 2010 Gen II and the rear shock has started leaking so I need to replace it.
I cant really justify the $1000+ Aus for the wilber and Icon type shocks and see there is the Italian made YSS available for around $600 Aus.

Does anyone have any experience with these.
Are they any good?
I generally ride 1 up and weigh about 80Kgs.

I also see that others have a GenIII shock.
Are all the fixing the same across all 3 generations.
I see a lot only starting a single year or Generation, yet others give a range eg. 2001 to 2016.
What's that all about?

Thanks for any input.

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I know little to nothing about YSS..... if you were reasonably happy with your OEM shock, then a Gen3 shock will be an improvement and a cheaper option. Yes the geometry on all FJR's for the OEM shocks is the same..... they all fit.
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Just fitted a Nitron on mine itís a world apart from the standard on gen 3
Think it was about £600

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Penske has a good dealer network her in the US. They allow many small shops to build and service their stuff. You might check to see if there is a penske shop in your country. Penske is second in quality to ohlins.

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Check out Tedís Beemer Shop. Iím going to be getting a TFX from them. Iím not getting the HPA, so the shock will be around $675US.

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I have a Wilburs on its wayÖ my research indicated the YSS shocks are reasonable, but didn't have the features I wanted, like a hydraulic preload adjuster.
Most people who post about their experiences with YSS have been positive.
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I have a Wilburs on its wayÖ my research indicated the YSS shocks are reasonable, but didn't have the features I wanted, like a hydraulic preload adjuster.
Most people who post about their experiences with YSS have been positive.
Where did you get your Wilburs from? Iíve read that they have a reputation for being undersprung if you buy from them or use their recommendations. The guys at Tedís increase the spring rate on all the Wilburs they sell because they had guys complain it was undersprung; despite using the spring Wilburs recommends.

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