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Wore out the rear shock on my 2012 650 and am looking for options. Do not want to send it out anywhere for rebuild because I do not want to be without a bike.
Also a new OEM one is out of the question due to the price. ($1100... No really. )

So it is either a used or and aftermarket. My questions are do the previous gen shocks (04-11) fit? And what aftermarkets have people used that do not break the bank?

There are a few used on eBay but more for previous gens, so if they are the same I will just run one of those.

Thanks in advance.

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Denniskirk.com offers a Progressive for under $500. I have used Progressive before on a Bandit 1200, a good product, better than stock. When the time comes for my vstrom I will probably go that way.
 

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I didn't need the remote preload adjustment, so I was able to upgrade to an Ohlins for 550.



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If you slap another oem one on there it's gonna go too, so buy a used one, send it to Daugherty and have him build one to suit you. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Oh and do the forks too next winter......

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1000 shocks will fit the 6fiddy
 

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The best rear shock I have ever had was a Marzocchi with ZERO adjustments. Once set up right I never touched it again, just enjoyed the performance. Sometimes more adjustability is just more ways to get it wrong.
 
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