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Old 01-05-2013, 05:34 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by ac_elite View Post
GSA with ESA 2008 with approx 42000 Miles.
With this mileage, it's a pretty certain bet that your OEM shocks are worn out.

Ohlins have been my choice for many bikes for many years, and as I scan down the list of features of the new Tractive products, I can't see any salient differences. Not sure on things like shaft diameter or range of adjustment, all I can say is that a short conversation with the Ohlins people will get you a set of shock sprung to your specifications... and spring weight is probably the most important issue in setting up a high-quality shock.

fwiw, I can get satisfactory performance from my Ohlins whether riding one-up, one-up with gear, two-up and two-up with gear. 100K miles on the shocks, two rebuilds and they're still working like new.

'67 Trail 90 || '86 R80 G/SPD+ || '97 F650ST || '00 1150 GS || '06 HP2e
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