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post #1 of 2 Old Apr 4th, 2009, 2:35 pm Thread Starter
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Talking Shocks installed

Hey All;

Thanks for anyone who posted the method for replacing front and rear shocks.
3 hours and a relatively slow pace.
No bashing me now.
I realize that the stock shocks are NOT Ohlins or Wiburs but they
did myself and my SO great for about 110k when they started bottoming out on the way back from Nova Scotia.Now have 135k and found a set with 30k on them for 100$ for the pair.
Well to me,who doesnt have 1500 for the set, they are 100k miles better than mine.
Just came back from a ride and no more front end dive and I have to work it now to drag the pegs as I was before. At 200k I can add some GREAT shocks, but for now these are great.
Thanks for all your great posts.


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post #2 of 2 Old Apr 4th, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Re: Shocks installed


You might want to take a look at the posts below your message regarding installing HyperPro springs on original Shocks.
I have done that over the winter, still haven't had a chance to ride but the reviews were good from those that have done it.

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