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post #1 of 8 Old 02-09-2019, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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2014 dl1000a rear shock

Any advise on a new rear shock for my 2014 dl1000a, original had 16,000. needs replacing. thanks,
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Any advise on a new rear shock for my 2014 dl1000a, original had 16,000. needs replacing. thanks,

What happened to your shock that it needs replacing @ 16,000 miles?
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What happened to your shock that it needs replacing @ 16,000 miles?
That was my thought. Had 50K+ on my 650 before a rebuild.

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I had 93,000 on my 650 and got it airborne daily without any problems.

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I didn't even get 20,000ks (13000 miles) from the rear shock on my Wee.

I blame it on being lazy and not tuning the shock to the type of ridding I was doing, the shock was working hard the keep the rear wheel hooked up, it got hot and spat all the oil out.

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O_o 16000miles.

Or you want to replace it because you don't like it? Have you tried adjusting it?

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I think the OEM shock on my 2016 is reasonably good and I assume it is the same as the 2014. As such I have no desire to change it. However the shock on my former Triumph Explorer was not great so I replaced it with a Wilbers. Based on that usage I can strongly recommend the Wilbers as a replacement.

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