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My bike is in for mot tomorrow, last year they mentioned the shock was "scored" unsure what they will say tomorrow
Anyway what are my options 88 rd02
So far
Wiblers
Ohlins
Yss
Any recommendations ?


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I see the options as
Ohlins prohibitively expensive same price as he bike is worth.
Hyperpro very good and made to order not that expensive
Nitron as above.
Shockfactory same as above, 2 year guarantee.
Wilbers similar to above but off the shelf.
YSS cheaper but not much cheaper than a custom shock.
Bitubo high quality and a bit pricey
Hagon, budget and some poor reports of shocks failing.
There is also a German ebay seller selling brand new shocks for €250 gutheil-germany.
I don't know anything about them.
Personally I think I'd go for one of the shock-factory ones with a 2 yr warranty.
 

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Ive used hagons. They're pretty good and easy to rebuild too. Go for a heavier spring though as stock Dommie spring is way too soft for anything.

I've also used YSS. They have a lot more features than the hagon and looks nicer too. It seemed stiffer than the original too.

They both cost £300.

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Thanks everyone I'll have a look into the options


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I fitted a Wilbers a few months back. Seems to be working OK at the moment. :thumb:
 

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This guy fitted an XR250R shock onto his dommie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1IYnAn7TiI

I was inspired, so I bought an XR250R shock from a bike breaker in the US.
It's in very good clean condition, from a low mileage, zero corrosion bike.
It has remote resevoir with compression and rebound damping adjustment.
but, it's still sitting on a shelf in my garage . . . I never got round to fitting it.

I'll sell it to you if you fancy a budget diy project.

£75 + postage

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This guy fitted an XR250R shock onto his dommie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1IYnAn7TiI

I was inspired, so I bought a really nice XR250R shock from the US bike breaker.
It's in very good clean condition, from a low mileage, zero corrosion bike.
It has remote resevoir/damping adjustment and looks trick.
but, it's still in the box . . . I never got round to fitting it.

I'll sell it to you if you fancy a budget diy project.

£75 + postage

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Thanks for the offer but looking for new


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I bought a Wilbers with all the options as I carry pillion a lot.
They spec it's spring weight to your needs and even adjust the rebound and both damping settings for your described needs before shipping.
Love it. Transformed the bike one up and two up. Only thing is that it's soo good it exposes how poor the front is.
Cost under £800 and worth every penny if you have enough.


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I do not know if of any use but i bought a nearly new zx6r rear shock for dirt cheap for my project fitted without any hassle .
 

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I have the mid-range hyperpro (£350) on my RD02 dominator and it's great.

Now....... I have decided to break my dommie partly as it's been in the wars and is worth far more in parts but mainly because my recently acquired XR650L is a better bike for what I use it for but is in need of engine work. I'd rather do an engine swap and part out the remains of the dommie. For those that think this is a bit of a crime I'll just say that it's been used off road enough to break the frame and although welded back up again there's not many standard parts left that aren't either heavily modified or showing signs of heavy use.

I'd be looking for £200 for the shock and would throw in a set of matching hyperpro fork springs that normally sell for about £80 I think.

The twist in the tale is that I'm currently laid up at home with a broken leg having dropped the fore mentioned XR650L on myself! It will be a couple of months before I can get back out to the garage and get the parts stripped off if you were interested.

cheers

Stewart
 
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