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post #1 of 14 Old 04-04-2018, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Need some recommendations for a rear shock upgrade for my 2016, but really don't know what i need. My bike is a commuter to and from work, no off road, no luggage and 1 up 99% of the time. Want something with more adjustability and better performance...

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Need some recommendations for a rear shock upgrade for my 2016, but really don't know what i need. My bike is a commuter to and from work, no off road, no luggage and 1 up 99% of the time. Want something with more adjustability and better performance...
I would go with Progressive https://www.denniskirk.com/progressi...prd/584056.sku
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Nitro https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-650-2012-2016

Ohlins make good suspension as well. But more expensive. On same level as Nitro https://www.ohlinsusa.com/suspension.../All/Adventure

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Need some recommendations for a rear shock upgrade for my 2016, but really don't know what i need. My bike is a commuter to and from work, no off road, no luggage and 1 up 99% of the time. Want something with more adjustability and better performance...
Check out Cogent Dynamics. They make a shock for the DL650. Rick is a great guy to work with, and his brand is pretty highly respected and available at a decent price. He'll help you figure out exactly what you need based on how you ride.

http://www.motocd.com/
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HE can make your old shock like new again only better.
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Being as undersprung as V-stroms are, I might encourage considering a heavier spring first, especially if you weigh over about 150#.
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For the purpose you described, I'm thinking you really don't need a three way shock. Getting the stock shock resprung and revalved should do you fine. There are several services that do this, including Cogent if I'm not mistaken.
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I had my oem rear rebuilt built by Daugherty and I am very happy:

DMr Performance Suspension ? Performance Motorcycle Suspension and Chassis

Sasquatch also rebuilds oem DL shocks:

Suzuki Vstrom

You can spend a lot more on a complete aftermarket shock and I am not so sure they are worth the coin compared to these guys.
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Planning on eventually sending out my Valkyrie shocks for a rebuild, will do the same for my XT in time.

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Planning on eventually sending out my Valkyrie shocks for a rebuild, will do the same for my XT in time.
I just had my rear stock Super Tenere shock rebuilt by Norwest Suspension, and they did a great job. Plus, I got to keep the stock remote preload, which is a nice feature.

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I went with Daughtery great service
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