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post #1 of 8 Old 05-17-2009, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone had there rear shock rebuilt by Suspensions by Sasquatch? He welds a port in to recharge the nitrogen, revalves and resprings for $450.00
and you keep the preload adjuster. That's about half the price of an Elka. My riding ability doesn't require an Elka.

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Money well spent!

I have been meaning to post regarding my shock rebuild!
So many projects, so many not motorcycle related...

Excellent service, quick turnaround, spring purchased 'custom' for you and the way that you ride. I am a big guy, my shock was SHOT, while riding two up with my pretty small wife and no luggage we were bottoming the system with the preload cranked up.

Excellent service, quick turnaround, spring purchased 'custom' for you and the way that you ride. New valving, shock is rebuildable in the future, too. I provided him my weight, let him know that the wife enjoyed riding pillion and that we may have full luggage, too. My bike was way different when the new shock went on.

I now, need to get off my ass and redo the front end.

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Jay at Sasquatch just redid my rear shock. I have about 250 miles on it so far and it is excellent. The spring he installed is just right with no preload for me riding alone with a small tank bag. I haven't tried it with a heavy load yet. I am so happy with the shock and my rebuilt front forks that I am signed up for a track day on Memorial Day!

Track day update: the shock worked great! I did have to increase the rebound damping a little but the spring was perfect with no preload as were the front forks with Sonic 1.0 springs and RR brace.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 01:18 PM
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Need a used shock for your Vee?

http://rochester.craigslist.org/sear...ery=1220603471

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I just recieved my shock back from Jay and got it installed on my 650. Hoping to test ride today and get the sag set and so forth. Definately feels about right with no additional preload and no extra weight on the bike. I'm not a big guy and my spring and shock were shot after 20,000 miles. I definately liked the idea of keeping the easy to use stock preload adjuster. I'll be riding the trans labrador highway in a couple of weeks and will report back on my impressions. I've also added the Intiminator inserts for the fork.

Regarding the previous post on the stock DL1000 shock for sale, just wondering if it's the same as the 650. It'd be worth it just to have a spare shock for the price...

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 01:57 PM
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The Vee shock is a bit longer than the one for the Wee. It'll bolt up but raises the rear of the bike.
If it were a Wee shock, I would have bought it

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I know Sasquatch personally ... have ridden with him ... he has worked on my bikes. Great guy ... quality work ... fully recommend him

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Jay at Sasquatch just redid my rear shock. I have about 250 miles on it so far and it is excellent. The spring he installed is just right with no preload for me riding alone with a small tank bag. I haven't tried it with a heavy load yet. I am so happy with the shock and my rebuilt front forks that I am signed up for a track day on Memorial Day!

Track day update: the shock worked great! I did have to increase the rebound damping a little but the spring was perfect with no preload as were the front forks with Sonic 1.0 springs and RR brace.
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