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Old 07-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for a replacement shock? Original is fine(7000 mi) just want to upgrade if I keep the bike. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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The Nx 650 Dominator thread has info on this. XR200 shocks I think. If you're going to replace it, why mess around with anything less than Ohlins? My own NX has 22,000 miles on the stock damper and I have no complaints. And, no shit, I jump it every day on my work commute.

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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The Nx 650 Dominator thread has info on this. XR200 shocks I think. If you're going to replace it, why mess around with anything less than Ohlins? My own NX has 22,000 miles on the stock damper and I have no complaints. And, no shit, I jump it every day on my work commute.

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I have had two of these things and can't imagine jumping much more than a no 2 pencil on these things.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Then you don't need a shock.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:51 AM   #5
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At 7K you should be fine for awhile. My '88 had 28K on it when I sold it and the shock was still functional. Wilbers make a basic shock for less than Ohlin$ so why not keep an eye out for deal on one - you have time.
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