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post #1 of 8 Old 04-19-2005, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Shock - Anything New ?

I searched for rear shock threads and couldn't find anything recent. So,

I put progressive springs in the forms and 10wt oil and it improved greatly. Much firmer and less wallow.

Anybody put in a penske or ohlins ? Results ? Cost ?

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Rear Shock - Anything New ?

That would be forks, of course !
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-20-2005, 12:38 PM
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Check this link:
http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=101178641271

We have an opportunity for a group buy for Wilbers shocks for the V-strom
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What fork springs did you use? I am going to be doing mine soon and have gone back and forth between a progressive and linear rate spring.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-06-2005, 09:18 AM
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I have an '03 1000 and just did my forks. I installed the RaceTech valve kit and Traxxon Dynamics springs. It made a big improvement in the way sharp bumps are handled and the handling in general. I weigh 200lbs and used the .95kg per mm springs. The front doesn't dive near as much under braking and cornering. The bike is much more stable.

I have come to believe that the handling problems with the stock bikes is with the forks not the shock. 8)
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Thanks Chris, I have a shock and progessive springs on order through the Wilbers group buy.
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Front forks

I have progressive springs.
progressive.com

1174 I think.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-14-2005, 07:44 PM
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I have made the sacrafice for the 650 and sent my stock shock to Penske via traxxion dynamics and they made me a shock. It is a dream and worth the $700.
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