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post #1 of 34 Old 05-08-2014, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Daughtery Motorsports Rear Shock Revalve

Does anyone have any experience with Daughter Motorsports DL650 revalves, good or bad?
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post #2 of 34 Old 05-09-2014, 09:52 AM
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I had my Wee shock done by Daugherty Motorsports over the winter, I am very happy with it. Jamie answered the phone every time I called and answered all my questions, very easy to deal with.
I don't think you can beat the price for his service, I had the shock rebuilt with a new seal, new spring installed with his spacers and had him send me a set of fork seals at the same time and it was under $300 for all of it including the return shipping.
I am happy with the rear suspension now, I can run very little preload solo but crank it up when two-up, the bike is much more stable in the corners now than with the under sprung stock setup.
Now with the rear sorted I am chasing the front suspension setup trying to get the emulators tuned and working the way I want it to.

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Did Daugherty upgrade the damping, as well as the new seal and spring? (Can they upgrade the damping?)

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Did Daugherty upgrade the damping, as well as the new seal and spring? (Can they upgrade the damping?)
Yes, he upgrades the dampening. And he installs a needle style nitrogen port. This is my only concern with the rebuild as I have heard that these type of ports can leak over time. But that being said it will be easy to do a fluid change/nitrogen top up in the future as the shock is now rebuildable.

I think I have found a good used shock to send to him and get the valving/spring upgrade. I will post how it turns out.

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Greywolf, how about a sticky with a listing of the shops that can rebuild and upgrade stock shocks?

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I don't know what he specifically does to upgrade the damping but it seams to work well.
My first ride with the shock had me scared when it tried to kick me over the bars going over a set of railroad tracks until I realized that I hadn't checked the rebound adjustment....it was backed out all the way!! I am running it about 1 turn out now and it works well.

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I was under the impression the 650 shock isn't worth the trouble. Your experience suggests I'm mis-informed.

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Rebuilding the stock shock certainly isn't in the same league as a 3 or 4 way adjustable Elka but it is also only 1/4 of the price. I didn't want to loose the remote preload adjuster because I do use it and when you add that to even the least expensive replacement shock the price really starts to climb out of my range.
I don't have a lot of miles on mine yet but so far I am happy with the rebuild and new spring from Daugherty Motor Sports.

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Rebuilding the stock shock certainly isn't in the same league as a 3 or 4 way adjustable Elka but it is also only 1/4 of the price. I didn't want to loose the remote preload adjuster because I do use it and when you add that to even the least expensive replacement shock the price really starts to climb out of my range.
I don't have a lot of miles on mine yet but so far I am happy with the rebuild and new spring from Daugherty Motor Sports.
^ I'm a cheap b*stard and found it hard to justify a shock that would end up being 20% of my bikes purchase price. And I am a set it a forget it type of guy so the multiple adjustment type shocks would be a waste for myself.
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I sent my forks and rear shock to Jamie.. am PLEASED with the results..
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