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Old 07-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by JustKip View Post
That don't seem likely unless you've already made arrangements. There's a limited time for them to install and they often book up in advance. But more importantly, you normally need to order your shocks a few days...up to a few weeks in advance. My Yacugar took 5 or 6 weeks, but they're not as common as Ohlins.

Correct. The "standard" spring (rear) is 140 lbs, and if you're over about 190 lbs it will be sprung too soft. You will need to use much of your preload for your own weight and start with more limited travel and capacity.

Other aluminum body shocks have similar service intervals. That's part of why I went with Yacugar...steel construction and 16 mm shaft vs the 14mm of Ohlins. But if you're only riding streets and occasional short trips on dirt roads ANY aftermarket shock will be a big improvement and durable enough. Most people couldn't tell the difference in ride from one aftermarket shock to the next. As long as you're getting a shock that's built for your weight and use you will be very pleased for a very long time.
Very true. Like myself,i do 90% street riding so any other aftermarket shocks which is properly set up will do e job very well. I'm interested to know more about e Yacugar now cos i've never come across that unique name before :)
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