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Hi Folks,

My rear shock is softer than battenburg so really needs to be changed before I tour this summer.

I don't want to spend big money on it as the bike is old and it would be wasted.

Can anyone recommend a place to get decently priced rear shocks from? It doesn't have to be anything more special than Honda's genuine part.

Alternatively, if anyone has got one in good nick for sale?

Thanks muchly

Keelan
 

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Hi Folks,

My rear shock is softer than battenburg so really needs to be changed before I tour this summer.

I don't want to spend big money on it as the bike is old and it would be wasted.

Can anyone recommend a place to get decently priced rear shocks from? It doesn't have to be anything more special than Honda's genuine part.

Alternatively, if anyone has got one in good nick for sale?

Thanks muchly

Keelan
A few years ago mine packed up on the way home from a touring trip. I got a genuine Honda replacement from David Silver for £245ish on the 3-4 week wait. The 3-4 week wait price can be 50% cheaper than over the counter, wish now though i went for a Ohlins or something else as the backend can bog down when heavily loaded but thats not that often these days now so it's not much of an issue. K-Tech may be able to service yours and do a custom set, they've done them for me on my offroad bikes and they are road and offroad specialists about £100 for full service and rebuild
 

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Upgrade to a Nitron shock - models to suit all budgets.

Yen has just fitted one to his Varadero and seems very pleased with it. (post #122 onwards in his thread)

The base model is the NTR Sport+ - which is comparable to other manufacturers in price, but as it's a gas shock, and not an emulsion type like other manufacturers entry level offerings, it's a huge improvement over the standard Honda shock.

As an option you can always add the Hydraulic Preload Adjuster.

Available for both carb and Fi models.

 

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I have one of these!

Really good quality product!

Upgrade to a Nitron shock - models to suit all budgets.

Yen has just fitted one to his Varadero and seems very pleased with it. (post #122 onwards in his thread)

The base model is the NTR Sport+ - which is comparable to other manufacturers in price, but as it's a gas shock, and not an emulsion type like other manufacturers entry level offerings, it's a huge improvement over the standard Honda shock.

As an option you can always add the Hydraulic Preload Adjuster.

Available for both carb and Fi models.

 

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It seems that the protective shroud supposedly protecting the damper rod, holds moisture, in turn corroding it which then wrecks the seals.
Prevent road crap from being fired at the shock from the rear tyre & you could prevent premature failure of which there seems to be many with the Vara..... ;)

It doesn't help your situation, but may be of use to someone!

Phil

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