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Old 12-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by globalklr650 View Post
But ya with all this stuff i am worried about the rear shock. Lets say i am poor and want to ride it till it breaks. Would that work? Lets say i go into mexico and drive for a week and it breaks. Can i hitch hike to town order a new one online for general deliver to a post office. Camp and wait until it gets there and then install it? Sounds like an adventure to me. We have no schedule so these things are easier.

I've read other Ride Reports in which the shock has given up and caused big problems. Getting it there by air is a problem if they refuse it on an airline because it's filled with nitrgen gas under preasure.
The other problem is because a shock is valueable , so some countries want to charge large customs fees.
If you have time before you leave the U.S. , maybe you should look into at least a stronger rear spring.
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