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boxerboy81 11-14-2012 03:50 AM

YSS shocks on twin shock airheads.

Anyone have recent experience?

JonnyCash 11-14-2012 04:04 AM

I've got them on my R100s/5. I like them pretty well. I think for the money, they're great, but I have Ikon's on another bike, and I like them better. The Yss's ride pretty hard, and I weigh just under 200#. If I were 160, I don't think I'd like them very much!

craydds 11-14-2012 04:06 AM


Originally Posted by boxerboy81 (Post 20040125)
Anyone have recent experience?

Starting at post #74, there is a little information here -

boxerboy81 11-14-2012 04:19 AM


Originally Posted by craydds
One of the old Konis was leaking. Looked into rebuilding the Konis, but Tom Cutter had a better idea. He said the old Koni is an outdated technology and the new YSS shock is better.

How are they different? The Koni's seem to work best dialled at 3, and the YSS don't have a choice there, but the local bloke from YSS tells me they simulate the Koni at 3.

craydds 11-14-2012 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by boxerboy81 (Post 20040183)
How are they different?

I do not know much about all that. Something about emulsion... ? You'd have to ask Klaus at, or Tom Cutter.

lucky6600 11-14-2012 05:40 AM

I have two different set on mines, Bravo and E-302.

The gas type E-302 is notably better than the Bravo in turn of handling, reflecting from the price.
Bravo looks very similar to OE with the adjustment arm.

The only issue I had was the length. Initally, I got a set of E-302 for my 80' RT which is 330 mm compare to stock should be 340mm.
I took the bike for a 5 days 2300 miles trip with the new shocks. The rear tries got almost wore out due to the weight shifting to the back.
I weight 140 lbs, and no top case.
After the trip, I ordered another set of Bravo to replace it and put the E-302 on my /7.
They didn't have the 340mm in stock and I was told the 350mm will fit. Yes, 350mm fits and does make the bike rides different, I don't know better or not.
With 350mm, my short legs got do more work when bike is not running.

They are good shocks for the money

boxerboy81 11-18-2012 12:57 AM

I bought a set of the Bravo model and put them on my R100RS.

They have certainly highlighted that the Koni's were in need of a rebuild.

There are 5 options for the spring. I started at the middle one, but as it felt a little stiff I reduced it to the second softest. Just right.

Next weekend I have a decent ride over a variety of roads from highway to twisty mountains, so I guess I'll see how they really go then.

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