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post #1 of 17 Old 11-10-2019, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuilt Rear Factory Shock

So I trashed my stock 2007 DL 650 rear shock over the last few years. I had heard a little about Adventure Power Sports and Sasquatch rebuilding the factory shock. I contacted them and sent my shock off with the info regarding my weight, load and style of riding. I just reinstalled my new shock yesterday. I am impressed! It looks great, but when I took it out for a short test ride on some nasty roads, it was night and day from before. Just wanted to say that for $370 with freight I am pleased. Kudos to someone who can fix a disposable factory shock and make it better than before at a great price. And just to say, I am not affiliated with this business in any way, just a happy customer.

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I have acquired a 8,500 mile used '15 shock 2 weeks ago and will do the same myself after I can speak w/ him to verify info for the shock & recommended fork rebuild / respring as well.
I have heard nothing but good news about this firm.

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Yah, He was kind enough to rebuild mine on short notice and then bring it to a Cache rally and help me install it at the campground.
He was there to give the talk of all things shocking and suspension.
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If you guys are acquiring a shock to have rebuilt for your first gen 650's keep in mind that you can also buy the 1000 shock. It's a better shock and can be rebuilt just the same. Huge upgrade for the 650's.

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Any shock can be rebuilt. What Brian does is install a port for refilling the shock with Nitrogen. I've used his service and give it an A+.
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Can any Vstrom 1000 rear shock work on any gen of Vstrom 650's ? or is there a model year match ?

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"you can also buy the 1000 shock"

Doh, now you tell us! Note to self, mind the for sale section.....

It can be clapped out too. My 650 shock was. Sasquatch can make it all mo bettah.
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He did mine a long while and many miles back, and it's still fantastic. Best bang for the buck on the planet.

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Can any Vstrom 1000 rear shock work on any gen of Vstrom 650's ? or is there a model year match ?
I have '12 1000 on my '07 wee. It's a couple mm longer, but that doesn't amount to much. It does dampen better. At least I noticed a difference.

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Solo was your 2012 1000 shock installed in stock condition and how many miles did the donor bike have - if you know?

Did you use the 650 bones or the 1000 bones ?

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