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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 12th, 2006, 2:01 pm Thread Starter
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Need a rear shock??

Any help hints on what to buy???? My pre-loader has a leak, has been repaired, but I have a feeling it is not going to last long.
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Any help hints on what to buy???? My pre-loader has a leak, has been repaired, but I have a feeling it is not going to last long.
I've had Ohlins on my last two LTs and don't think I would run anything else. I've had them rebuilt once with no worries and trouble free performance over about 45,000 miles.

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My vote would be Ohlins, but I have nothing to compare them to except the stock shock. All I can say is that the bike is better than new. Kept the originals for a little over 32K, and have put about 2K on the new shocks, with 1,100 of that being a SS1000 (new shocks, new ME880's, daddy is happy).

Anyway - where I really notice the difference is in the corners - it's like the bike is on rails. In general, they are stiffer - you lose a bit of the plush, but I don't mind at all - the improved cornering really makes up for it.

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Anyway - where I really notice the difference is in the corners - it's like the bike is on rails. In general, they are stiffer - you lose a bit of the plush, but I don't mind at all - the improved cornering really makes up for it.
Thats fine unless your from FLA, like he is, the only curve they have is the "Big bend on the Palmento expressway"
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Yeah I got it sent one back with info for ya
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