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post #1 of 59 Old 06-09-2017, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Just blew my rear shock

2014 1000 with 30000 miles. Bike was acting funny for a few days. Bouncy, especially over bumps. I knew SOMETHING was wrong. Just brought it into the dealer, and rear shock leaking. Need a new one. Any suggestions for a new one? stock? aftermarket? One of the parts guys said- why not trade it in for a new one?
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post #2 of 59 Old 06-09-2017, 06:23 PM
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I have a Progressive Shock with RAP on my 2012 650 Adventure and really like it. Inexpensive and much better than stock.
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Thanks guys for the info. Crazy thing is the dealer cannot locate an oem one. I called Suzuki USA and they are clueless. I called bike bandit, and they were very nice. Said the shock was discontinued?, and that Suzuki must be replacing them with a new sku/color, or something like that. Bike bandit said they were unaware of any aftermarket shocks. An Italian company on eBay is selling just what I need, used, for 250 with shipping. A little leary.
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Look up Daugherty motorsports. Or close to that. They can rebuild your bad shock to better than new standards. Under $300
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Also talk to whoever is doing re-build ( you might look at Race-tech and some others) and get it sprung for your weight. Forks too.... makes a big difference.

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Motorcycle Shock Rebuild Service - EPM Performance Imports

They also offer new aftermarket shocks starting at $499.

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Get a hold of Saquatch for a rebuild. He's in Idaho. Good work and he's reasonable pricing.
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Someone on here has probably replaced their stock with aftermarket. If they could only chime in and offer their stock to you. Matter of fact B-mac on the rear shock is a joke thread shows his old shock. PM him.
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Someone on here has probably replaced their stock with aftermarket. If they could only chime in and offer their stock to you.
ToadRide, Brilliant idea. Thank you all for your help with this. I did check into others recommendations for services that rebuild my OEM. I will most likely go that route if I cannot find a used one in good condition. I found on on a Netherlands site for used motorcycle parts, they appear to be legit. The cost would be about $250. I finally found a ballpark price on the OEM from Suzuki, and it looks to be just under $1000. One way or another, I will have a fully functioning rear shock within four weeks- that is my goal.
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