Racetech quoted me something around $575 for a rebuild, revalve and respring of my stock '07 shock, basically netting me a new shock built for my weight and riding style. It's a bit above your price range, but seemed like a good deal to me. I also could not afford that, so ended up having it rebuilt to stock specs with stock spring and that cost me about $300, shipping not included. Nice thing about rebuilding the stocker, is you get to keep the hydraulic preload. Getting an aftermarket one with hyd preload is $$$
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The RT rebuild takes the OEM shock, welds a recharge bung into it, recharges it, replaces all bushings/slides/glides, rebuilds and refreshes the hyd. preload. Once the recharge bung is installed I imagine you could have any competent local suspension shop rebuild it ad infinitum ... or maybe even said shop could do the whole rebuild for you in the first place. I know that RT did a top notch job on mine and feel it was worth shipping it out to them (Pomona CA)
RaceTech told me that if I wanted to go with a heavier spring (I opted not to) they'd have to revalve the shock to match lest the heavier spring overwhelm the stock valving.
2007 DL650 Blue Non-ABS
Suzuki Handguards, Suzuki Gel Seat, Eastern Beaver Headlight Relay, SW-Motech Centerstand, Givi Engine Guards, Givi Monolock 47 Topcase w/optional brakelight, Cee Bailey Perfect Storm 27" windshield, D2moto bar end mirros, Michelin Anakee III tires
Last edited by aequus; 06-19-2013 at 04:24 PM.
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