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post #11 of 23 Old 11-07-2012, 05:47 PM
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I'm happy with the HyperPro from EPM in NJ. Hope they're still there!

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post #12 of 23 Old 11-07-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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When I told my wife I needed a new shock and it was gonna cost about $400 she had a fit.So I best try to keep it around there!!.
I going to email RaceTech and see what it would cost for a rebuild.


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I was going to do a Sasquatch rebuild but that kinda went out the window !!.


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What did I miss? Is Sasquatch out of business?
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What did I miss? Is Sasquatch out of business?
jay is in a little bit of trouble. has not been found guilty yet. his trial is set for dec. 12. let's all wait and see...

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All I knew was that he was out of biz..


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I am 250lbs and often load up the bike.

Picked up a Progressive rear shock for $300 and it has been on the bike for about 2 years now. Been very happy with it - good value for the money.

That being said I am not a very aggressive rider but Bluelightning has ridden my Strom and about my size and really liked the setup.

If money is an issue it is probably a very good alternative value wise.

If I were in the market now I would look at the Progressive, Ricor, and Cogent Dynamics rear shocks as a value type replacement.

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I have during my life liked Progressive stuff. I usually doubt whether there is a real world difference in many things especially like a 2 1/2 times price difference. I never have a passenger or usually a heavy load so the hydraulic spring adjustment would not be important. The Progressive with the adjustment being a real $750 would make me look away compared to having like racetech remake a stocker.

I don't think they change parts and I would worry about rebuilding a shock with 50,000 miles
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What happen to Sasquatch.
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Thats true,at 50,000 miles there maybe hard parts that are simply worn out !!.


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Sad story. Where's Sasquatch?

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