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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-17-2019, 06:40 AM
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Dont bother if you have the money buy a decent aftermarket shock sprung and damped for you weight and riding style, fit it and think why did i put up with the OE shock that long !

Honestly it will transform the bike - mine has a custom Nitron shock and had the forks done by Maxton (you guys may not recognise the name but they are big in the UK for racing especially road racing like the TT)

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Do you recall the name of the shop? Looks like Gen III shocks are over $400.00 plus tax and shipping.
It is a local one man operation in Helena, Montana called 4th Dimension. He has been around a long time and works primarily on smaller dirt bikes. I think he was trying to tell me he did not want to do my FJR shock with the price he quoted.

Rebuilding your shock for $300 will be pennywise and pound foolish.

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You can find anyone to rebuild anything. That being said, the OEM shock on the Gen 1 and 2 were underwhelming. The Gen 3 is better but if you're spending that kind of money, go ahead and get a good one with better adjustability. Something by Works, Wilbers, Ohlin, etc.

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my local shop rebuilt my stock shock because I am heavy and wanted a stiffer spring than a gen 3 shock would provide. They used parts supplied by racetec. It was over 500 for sure but had other things done as well so I can't remember exacts. A new gen3 shock is definitely the cheaper way if you install it yourself and has a better spring than a gen2 > https://www.partzilla.com/product/ya...add883317c2da0
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That would be throwing good money after bad.
Just replace it.
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Somebody shoulda jumped on that full-featured Ohlins that was posted up for sale..... it may be gone by now.

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Thanks everyone. Good input.

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Not the super gold monkey platinum model, but there is a used Penske thats been on ebay since at least October, for few over $300.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-Yamaha...temCondition=4

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If I were in the market for a shock, and I were riding one-up, I'd buy that Penske. If I were riding two up, I'd want the HPA option (remote preload adjuster). That is, when you take a pillion along, you're not about to be adjusting that preload ring a couple of turns very easily, almost better to take it off and do it.
However, a couple of tidbits about it....
It has the new design clevis, so it isn't more than a couple of years old. I'd think not too too many miles on that. Even so, a rebuild by your local shop should only be around $200... I wouldn't rebuild it unless it was leaking. Still cheaper than a new one.

One also doesn't know what spring is on it. Betters it's better than a Gen1 or 2 OEM, yep or the guy wouldn't have gone there. If it is a spring that has the part number stamped on it... ask the seller if there is any markings, those codes are readily available. If you're a heavyweight and need a new spring for it, it will be around $120. You can put it on yourself... meanwhile you can likely ride it as is, maybe have to tweak the preload a bit.
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Somebody shoulda jumped on that full-featured Ohlins that was posted up for sale..... it may be gone by now.
If I didnt already have a penksi I would have bought that for sure. Quality suspension is one of my primary factors, like engine power or fuel capacity.

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