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2 weeks 4 days ago #6826 by Humble Bub
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I welcome suggestions / recommendations. OEM is way past it best before date. I am not an aggressive rider, I never have a passenger and never carry camping gear etc. I am aware of the positive reviews of Wilbers products but would prefer something more modest in cost.

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Craig

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2 weeks 4 days ago #6828 by Wobbly
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I've always had very good results with Hagon Shocks. They typically sell direct resulting in a price several hundred dollars lower than anyone else. They have apparently closed their US offices, but now ship directly from Great Britain. I'm on my third or forth set of dual shocks, but I have never tried their single-sided. That is to say, I've installed them on 3 or 4 bikes... all with excellent results.

hagonshocksusa.com/HagMono.htm

The one single-sided bike I owned had an Ikon Shock (the old Koni brand). The one issue I had with a spring was not handled very well by CS, but it was still a good shock.

www.ikonshocksusa.com/

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2 weeks 4 days ago #6830 by Humble Bub
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Thank you. I had not considered either brand - and should have.
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2 weeks 4 days ago #6831 by 8166
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Many different brands of shocks for our airheads have become available in the past few years, none of which I'd heard of before. Ted Porter at his Beemer Shop has become a shop specialist, choosing which to represent and sell, and to attend the associated service schools to learn how to service and tailor them to individual needs. He has serviced the Ohlins shock on my R100GS, and I've purchased two sets of Wilburs shocks and springs from him, and everything as worked at a level far beyond my expectations. He should be able to set you up with less expensive, but quality, options that will work well with your airhead.

Give 'im a call and let us know what he says, OK?

8166 Scot Marburger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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2 weeks 3 days ago #6832 by Wobbly
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What Scot says is true. My brother had purchased 2 sets of Wilbur shocks from Ted Porter and has been extremely satisfied.

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2 weeks 11 hours ago - 1 week 6 days ago #6845 by Humble Bub
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Ted was very helpful. We exchanged emails and his latest comments follow. Like most things, it comes down to what do we want to spend.
Craig

From Ted Porter...

The YSS shock is a lot of bang for the buck. You get a Euro designed upside down nitrogen shock with a wide range of rebound damping adjustment and spring preload adjust, which is fully rebuildable and has a two year warranty, all for $389.00. At that low price it is not a custom built shock like you would get from Wilbers or TFX for example, but of course you would spend far more for custom (TFX is $599.00, Wilbers is $659.00) so it will come down to budget. If the YSS price fits your budget best, the customer feedback has been excellent. If you would prefer a Euro built custom shock with a five year warranty, the other two brands are more up your alley.

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