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Vidal Baboon

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Just looking at my shock the other day, it looks as if the Winter has done it's worst.

What would be the best option, have it rebuilt, or buy a newer shock from a later model?

Money is a little tight whilst the wife is on maternaty leave, so i'm looking towards the best value for money- with a hope of having a better shock than what comes off.

I phoned Hagon, theirs are £295 with a 2yr warranty. Worth the money?

Anyone?

ETA, the bike has been lifted at the rear by about 35mm.

Edited by Vidal Baboon on Friday 5th March 12:18

Dontlift

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I put a hagon on my blade, well worth the money and a massive improvement over the honda unit

CastrolCraig.

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K-TEC or MCT.


have the standard one rebuilt, and if needed, a different spring on it which will then give you a greater range of adjustment.

iirc then its around 190 quid for a shock rebuild and new spring, and worth every penny.

i had it done on mine, and it was transformed afterwards

Vidal Baboon

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What else would fit from other models?

3doorPete

8,137 posts

114 months

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ZX12R shocks are plentiful and offer a better range of adjustment than standard. They pretty much drop in. All you need to do is change the top mount bolt hole insert thing from 10mm to 12mm, or drill out the 10mm to 12mm.

I believe early GSXR1000 rear shocks fit too, but are a bit shorter, so need the ride height wound up. http://redmonkey.com/7R is your friend here as there are loads of cheaper options than going Hagon brand new.

The rear shock is rebuildable if you want to go that route too as Craig said, but the 12R conversion would be the cheapest route if you pick up a nice nick shock of e-bay.

Edited by 3doorPete on Friday 5th March 14:05

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Xenocide

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I've just used www.firefoxracing.co.uk to rebuild mine.

£100 quid and they powdercoated the spring (at my request).

Would recommend them. My MX shock will be going there soon.

Vidal Baboon

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3doorPete said:
ZX12R shocks are plentiful and offer a better range of adjustment than standard. They pretty much drop in. All you need to do is change the top mount bolt hole insert thing from 10mm to 12mm, or drill out the 10mm to 12mm.

I believe early GSXR1000 rear shocks fit too, but are a bit shorter, so need the ride height wound up. http://redmonkey.com/7R is your friend here as there are loads of cheaper options than going Hagon brand new.

The rear shock is rebuildable if you want to go that route too.
Is there a particular year of 12R to look out for?

I just can't get my head around the site layout!

3doorPete

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Vidal Baboon said:
3doorPete said:
ZX12R shocks are plentiful and offer a better range of adjustment than standard. They pretty much drop in. All you need to do is change the top mount bolt hole insert thing from 10mm to 12mm, or drill out the 10mm to 12mm.

I believe early GSXR1000 rear shocks fit too, but are a bit shorter, so need the ride height wound up. http://redmonkey.com/7R is your friend here as there are loads of cheaper options than going Hagon brand new.

The rear shock is rebuildable if you want to go that route too.
Is there a particular year of 12R to look out for?

I just can't get my head around the site layout!
They are all the same I believe.

Click on the 'start reading' button, then pan down the left hand side - each title of the section is there and you can just next through the pages. Definitely a wky laid out forum, but find the section you want and just hit next until you see the threads you want. It's the tyres and suspension section

http://redmonkey.com/7r/index.php?destin=.%2Fstart...
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