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I hope to be in Idaho soon on a new 2012 wee! While there, I could stop by Jay's shop & get my 2012 shock rebuilt. I could also buy a custom built hyper Pro when I get home from this trip.

Finally, is the stock suspension good enough that I should ride it out and see how it handles?

My hope is to make the strom into a washboard/corrugation chewing machine.

I travel 50% decent tarmac, 20% horrible tarmac, 25% gobbling endless miles of wash boarded gravel and dirt mixed w/some sand and such, and 5% on true 4wd/jeep road terrain. This is almost always with a load. And usually in developing countries.

I am a big guy & carry camping plus pro photo gear.

Need to decide right away.
 

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See Jay. His brain is more important than any hardware.
 

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See Jay. His brain is more important than any hardware.
Good Advice GW. No one has ever been disappointed in his service& to benefit from his expertise live it is probably quite an opportunity. I''ll likely learn that much in gold.

Perhaps Sasquatch for Tuesday afternoon.
 

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An average shock well set up will be better than an expensive shock with so-so setup.

If you can go somewhere, talk to the suspension guy and test it, do that.

Pete
 

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An average shock well set up will be better than an expensive shock with so-so setup.
When I bought my Hyperpro, it was cheaper than an OEM replacement, and higher quality all around.
 

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I got that the difference would be he would see Jay, but only order a Hyperpro. Jay is a big guy himself and a great resource. His talk at the last western rally was the highlight of it for me.
 

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I got that the difference would be he would see Jay, but only order a Hyperpro. Jay is a big guy himself and a great resource. His talk at the last western rally was the highlight of it for me.
Yes, you are correct, but in the end, I have decided to "wait & see."

My reasoning:
1. I can easily get back to Boise, it's only 5 hrs (or an amazing 2 day ride).

2. I need to get luggage, protection, center stand and a few other things more than suspension UG's.

3. And foremost, I want to ride stock for a little while so that I can directly feel the benefits of Jay's work when I upgrade.

Thanks to all for the good advice
 

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I've been pretty happy with the oem shock on the 2012, but it is not nearly as good as the Hyperpro on my '07.

When my oem shock on the '07 self destructed on Rte 630 in New Brunswick in 2008, the quick fix was a new shock and I did not consider rebuilding, nor was Sasquatch's capability to rebuild the 'unrebuildable' oem shock well known at that time. I tossed the oem after comparing it side by side with the Hyperpro.

I'd still go with the Hyperpro based on all the miles I've put on mine, and the fact that NJ is a heck of a lot closer than Idaho, but if Idaho was local, Sasquatch would be a much more viable option for me.
 
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