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Two Up Suspension Rebuild suggestions.

I have a 2006 FJR and the Suspension is completely bagged from carrying my wife and I for 45,000 miles. I live in Alberta Canada but can access the US market for parts. I would like to get her handling better than new for another 45,000. Cost is not much of a problem but I want the best bang for the buck. Any suggestions I have had a TDM850 with a Racetech cartridge in the front. I would just get an Ohlins rear from some guy in Italy if you don't have any better suggestions? Thanks everyone. We weigh 450 combined with luggage.
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local shop used race tech parts to rebuild my stocker to my weight. Not too pricey, in winnipeg. had some other things done but I don't think the shock part was over 500 cad, I let them source everything
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Use a 3rd Gen shock on H setting (non E version).
A new 3rd Gen rear shock is about 400CAD


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give these guys a call in Auburn WA ..can access most anything and will give you set up advice ..
I had them do front end work on my 2003 Suzuki Bandit ..and after this riding season is mostly over I will have then spruce up the FJR

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I have a 2006 FJR and the Suspension is completely bagged from carrying my wife and I for 45,000 miles. I live in Alberta Canada but can access the US market for parts. I would like to get her handling better than new for another 45,000. Cost is not much of a problem but I want the best bang for the buck. Any suggestions
Boatguy,

You'll get lots of good advice here, sure, but do not forget the tires. I use Pirellli Angel GTs, and they do very well by me. Pirelli (and others) have a heavyweight version of their tires for two-up and camping trips available; for the Angel GTs, the stout version is "Spec A." These Pirelli tires were like getting a whole new bike under me, FAR more than the usual "new tires" feel and performance upgrade.

My US$.02 worth . . .
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I think Penske is just as good as olhins for a little less money. Spend a little extra for the triple adjustment as the rear could use a little lift even in stock form. I raised the rear about 3/4 of an inch.

Now I dont mean adjusting the pre load of the spring. The triple shock has a threaded end and a nut where you can adjust the length of the shock independent of the spring.

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I have a local suspension shop here who can do RaceTech, etc. You may have a powersports suspension place near you. Exchange rates are a killer right now, buy Canadian. Have you tried Elka in Quebec... they do a lot for V-stroms etc.

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I have a local suspension shop here who can do RaceTech, etc. You may have a powersports suspension place near you. Exchange rates are a killer right now, buy Canadian. Have you tried Elka in Quebec... they do a lot for V-stroms etc.
Which shop is that, Ray ? My MT09 will need some suspension work in the late fall...

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I have a 2006 FJR and the Suspension is completely bagged from carrying my wife and I for 45,000 miles. I live in Alberta Canada but can access the US market for parts. I would like to get her handling better than new for another 45,000. Cost is not much of a problem but I want the best bang for the buck. Any suggestions I have had a TDM850 with a Racetech cartridge in the front. I would just get an Ohlins rear from some guy in Italy if you don't have any better suggestions? Thanks everyone. We weigh 450 combined with luggage.
Hey there boat guy, I am still waiting on my 3rd gen shock to arrive. It's the way I am choosing to go for now, but I will try to remember to get back with you on how it feels.

I am still debating between going with Racetech or Penske for the front springs. Actually hoping this covid crap breaks free so I can just get my bike to Cogent Dynamics this winter for them to do their magic. Unless I decide to tear it apart and send them the bits myself. Link below for another option as well as Penske's site info

https://www.motocd.com/

https://www.penskeshocks.com/product...ng-motorcycle/
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