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  1. Shock Absorber

    Varadero
    I bought one of the last Varas in 2014, made in 2011 I believe. I’ve done three long European rides (3K to 4K miles) and it’s been brilliant. It’s now done nearly 41K miles and in preparation for another long ride around Europe I’m thinking I should change the rear shock. Just looking at Haynes...
  2. YSS Rear Shock on 600 Alp - Anyone tried one?

    Transalp
    Thinking of spoiling the old machine and replacing the 21year old rear shock. The YSS units that Wemoto sell seem to get great reports when fitted to the little CRF250L, so I was thinking of trying one out. Anyone on here tried one on a 600 Alp? I have prices up a Wilbers for it as well -...
  3. lowering TA

    Transalp
    Hi new to this forum, and suffering from ducks disease i want to lower my 650 ta been told sv650 curvy rear shock will fit,and is 10 mm shorter, any confirm od debunk this please.
  4. CRF1000L rear shock on XRV750 RD07

    Africa Twin
    Hi, did anyone try the rear shock of the CRF1000 on an RD07. First , will it fit dimensionally and how does it behave. I find the CRF rear suspension more comfortable and want to fit the shock on my RD07a. The CRF shock can be found relatively cheap as second hand, and saves the investment in an...
  5. Varadero shock length

    Varadero
    Does anyone know the length of the original shock of a mk2 abs varadero? I would like to compare it with the bitubo shoch that it is fitted to my bike at the moment.
  6. Greetings /My bike/ JE big bore Question

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I have been reading the forum since years but that's my first post, so finally greetings everyone! My name is Orestis and this is my beloved and abused xrv: My bike's main modifications are: Boano Sachs 48mm fork, Nitron ntr pro shock, jetting/pump/air/exhaust, controls/levers etc...
  7. New shock advice.

    Dominator / FMX
    My nx650 RD02 (1989) is in need of a new shock. The current shock is an old Hagon that is at least 20 years old fitted by the previous owner and I doubt very much it is serviceable by the look of it. Im on a tight budget (meaning I don’t want to spend a fortune) but need to replace it...
  8. Rear Shock options

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. Long time no post. I do hope you're all well. My rear shock is getting a bit long in the tooth and I want to start looking to replace it. My bike is 100% road going these days so I would not be against a road set up rear shock, so does anyone know what fits? I know there are lots of...
  9. Rear shock RD04: Rebuild or cheap aftermarket?

    Africa Twin
    The rear shock on my RD04 is really harsh at holes and bumps, and it goes thru the whole bike. Its feels like the compression damping is too hard. I have tried to adjust it, but I can’t feel any difference. I have 30 mm free sag, and 70 mm rider sag, so the spring should be ok. (from the...
  10. Any experiences with the YSS Rear shock on XL650 Transalp ?

    Transalp
    I'm thinking of buying a YSS to replace the very tired original shock. I bought one for my 750AT and it jacked the rear up by 3". Nice shock but the seat is high now. Is the Transalp YSS the same deal ?
  11. Fournales Air Shock

    Africa Twin
    Anybody had any experience of a Fournales rear shock on a @. I have one on a Crosstourer and like it.
  12. XR250RJ 1988 shock rebuild?

    XR
    Has anyone rebuilt the rear shock on the '88? There doesn't appear to be a rebuild 'kit' out there? Anyone done it? Thanks in advance.
  13. Xrv750 centrestand with ohlins

    Africa Twin
    Hi, does anyone have fitted or know if a centrestand is long enough to work with an ohlins shock and fork extenders fitted. I am thinking of buying one and wonder if it will need extending to enable it to work correctly. Many thanks, Jason.
  14. Rear Spring Rate RD02

    Dominator / FMX
    Morning all, Does anyone know the standard spring rate for the rear shock? Or has anyone fitted an aftermarket shock and know what the spring rate is for their set-up? Thanks Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk
  15. Shock choice

    Dominator / FMX
    My winter project is coming along nicely and I like it so far The rear shock at present is from a zx6r but I think it is to soft. I have seen 3 other shocks I am interested in. Hagon Wilbers ( no preload) Wilbers more expensive but has a dial( able)setting I know it's a personal choice but do...
  16. Rear shock - A bit too soft?

    Transalp
    Hi. I have had my 99' TA 600 for a while now, and I want to make my bike a little less soft, and also try to lift the rear a bit. Is this possible just by modifying the original parts? Has anyone done this before? In the front I added a few mm. of fork-oil, and changed the viscosity. That...
  17. Newbie with a question about the XL250 evolution

    XL
    Hi everyone. I am about to receive my first XL, in fact my first Honda and I am very much looking forward to it. It’s a 1982 XL250SA and it is bought unseen by me so I am taking a big gamble but the bike is 200 miles away so a specialist courier is collecting it. I would like to know more...
  18. Replace rear shock with another one from another Model

    Varadero
    Hello guys , i was just wondering if anyone tried to replace the rear shock from another model Honda/Yamaha..etc ? the aftermarket is too expensive and new OEM as well . i see a lot of good rear shocks in good condition and cheap as well from other bikes any idea ? thanks speaking about...
  19. My FMX tracker project

    Dominator / FMX
    Thought I’d post a couple of pictures of progress so far. I picked up a tatty FMX in March 18 and since the have been slowly rebuilding it in the style of a tracker / Scrambler hybrid. Still lots of tidying to do but the basics are now done and I like the direction it’s going. It’s all my...
  20. Wanted: XRV 750 adjustable rear shock

    For Sale / Wanted
    Looking for an adjustable rear shock in good condition (XRV 750 Africa Twin)
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