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post #1 of 9 Old 02-20-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Shipping, exchange, and border costs are ridiculous. I really want to get my rear shock and forks rebuilt by Adventure Power Sports, but shipping will kill me and in the end they will be worth more than my bike. Does anyone know of a Canadian re builder or anyone knowledgeable about Vstrom suspension in Canada? Big bonus for Montreal or Toronto area.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-21-2019, 01:38 AM
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Try Accelerated Technologies in Backhorn, ON. They have done front and rear on my 2013 650 for the original owner and the handling is excellent.
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Plus one on Accelerated Technologies. Great work there. Not cheap, but still probably cheaper than exchange rate, duty tax and shipping.
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They lowered, resprung, revalved both ends of my Strom and did a great job. Be prepared to answer questions about riding style, typical luggage load, etc.

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Try Accelerated Technologies in Backhorn, ON. They have done front and rear on my 2013 650 for the original owner and the handling is excellent.
I Googled it since I hadn't heard of "Backhorn" and figured a typo got in there and yes it's "Buckhorn".

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Try Accelerated Technologies in Backhorn, ON. They have done front and rear on my 2013 650 for the original owner and the handling is excellent.
I Googled it since I hadn't heard of "Backhorn" and figured a typo got in there and yes it's "Buckhorn

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forgive me. English is my second language. Thanks Tom. You're right I've never heard of Backhorn
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Shipping, exchange, and border costs are ridiculous. I really want to get my rear shock and forks rebuilt by Adventure Power Sports, but shipping will kill me and in the end they will be worth more than my bike. Does anyone know of a Canadian re builder or anyone knowledgeable about Vstrom suspension in Canada? Big bonus for Montreal or Toronto area.
Accelerated technology did the crazy suspension setup moto Canada did. He posted about it on the 2018+section I got it priced out at about $5,000 . They do also offer respings, custom valving etc at significantly less cost.

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