Elka or other brand shock?
I'm looking for a new rear shock for my 2006 DL-650. I ride 50/50 single/two up and the rear shock is sacked. I understand the dynamics of suspension systems (2 and 3 way) but normally set it once (except pre-load) and don't mess with it beyond that. Truthfully, if it weren't for the poor handling when I have my girl on the back I wouldn't buy a new one. I grew up riding street bikes in the 70s and could make them corner. A sacked out suspension system on a modern bike is like riding a race bike once you learn how to ride an H2 through the corners.
I'd say our combined riding weight is in the 320-350 pound range (I'll get the exact weight) and I'd prefer a shock that can handle that but not beat me to death when I ride by myself (170 in gear). Cost doesn't scare me; Buy Once, Cry Once.
However, for that I want:
Direct bolt on installation with the same ease as the stocker or better (no additional brackets or add on afterthought stuff because it's not model specific)
Is this an Elka?
Thanks in advance
If loud pipes save lives, how come so many people that have em' crash?