Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
From a blown shock to a new OEM feels pretty good. But to a new Ohlins/Wilburs is even better. If you can at all afford it, get real shocks, particularly good if you can get a front as well, though the rear is the most important. Proper shocks are the #1 upgrade on this bike (well, along with a good low beam and a backrest) in my opinion. They do need rebuilding about every 40-50km though, depending on where/how you ride it. Mine are in for their second rebuild at the moment, 165k km on the bike.
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
but I left my biking heart along the Scenic Byways of America.....
"Come fill the cup that clears
Today of past regrets and future fears." ....Omar Khayyam