Recommendations for rear shock upgrade

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  1. Andytoo2

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    Hi guys
    do you recommend i replace my 4th gen 1995 shock ? and what with
    and is it worth doing
    My current shock is really hard on the ass and is original as far as i know

    cheers
    Andy
     
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    If I was in the U.K., Hagon, YSS, Wilburs, Bitubo. All good choices in the medium price range. You can go up a price level and start looking at premium shocks like Ohlins.

    I have put YSS on 3 bikes now and really like them. A great value.
     
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    Cheers Cap'n does it make a big difference ?
     
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    Oh yeah, it definitely can. How many miles on your shock?
     
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    Yeah. Big difference.
     
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    Thanks man .
     
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    I just got all my parts back from DMR Performance, and I can agree 100%. Night and day difference
     
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    Not used to hearing the stock shock as being firm.

    being too cheap to spend much on my bikes, I’ve always picked up a used 929 rear shock
     
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    Question for you sir , do you know the default setup regarding rider weight on the YSS g series ? i am 11 st 10 lb thanks
    Andy
     
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    They do list the default spring that ships with the unit. A quick search didn't lead me to any kind of YSS spring application chart regarding how many stone the rider is.

    When I have contacted sales@firefoxracing.co.uk (The YSS tech shop) they were pretty helpful with a couple questions I had.

    I know you can request whatever spring you want for an additional charge.

    The shocks I have ordered seem to be fitted pretty damn good as shipped for my bikes after looking at sag numbers. I am about 185 lbs without gear.
     
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    thanks .
     
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    what they said above, this is mine on my 93, have a Fox twin clicker on my 91. Both of these have been serviced over the years btw. Nothing like having a quality shock under your bum. :wheelie:
     

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    You can fit the zzr1400 shock to the gen 3. Did it and it works really well. Length is a bit off so you can swap out the dogbone from an older vfr (think mine was an 88 donor).
     
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