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I have an '04 with about 14K mi. on it (I know - shame on me for not getting out more). Starting last year, the rear shock started creaking significantly. It sounded like the coil spring was rubbing against the housing around it. I couldn't find anything physically wrong with it, and neither could the dealership when I had it in for service. Recently, I started taking my son with me for short rides, and switched the rear shock setting from "soft" to "hard". Lo and behold, the noise went away, and I am finding the bike handles better in the corners. I am leaving it on the "hard" setting, but I am wondering if it is time for a replacement or aftermarket shock. I could blame it on my weight (265 ), but that hasn't changed since I got the bike. Has anyone had similar experiences? What's the word on aftermarket rear shocks?

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