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Bolt-on 954 shock?!

Hey ladies and gents! As the title states, I'm looking for a shock for the 954 that is a bolt-on unit. So far the only ones I have found are Elka stage 3 and 4 (about $1000), hypersport (anyone know anything about them?), and possibly Race Tech GS-3 (but not bolt on?? and $1000+).

So, anyone have any known good shocks for the 954 that are just a bolt-on replacement for the stock shock? I'm just looking to upgrade the rear as the front is getting new internals. The hoped end-result is just a better handling bike without spending a fortune as I do not race.

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Re: Bolt-on 954 shock?!

I have an Ohlins for sale that will bolt on.

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Re: Bolt-on 954 shock?!

Nitron are also great shocks and they build them to suit you. Come with the correct weight matched spring and ask you what its for road / track etc.



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Re: Bolt-on 954 shock?!

i feel your pain buddy. but to be completly honest.... the money i spent on my elka is worth EVERY penny. im sure Nitron, racetech, and ohlins will be the same. you just dont realize the difference a nice custom shock makes. you have prob. been riding around on a beat up blown out shock forever now. you will be so happy after you replace it. let us know what you go with and how ya like it. anything will be better than what ya got!
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Re: Bolt-on 954 shock?!

Well, had one deal fall through for a decent shock =( I'm considering one of two things right now, so your opinions would be good =)

Thing 1) Order the Elka stage 4, which is only $795 new and toss that on.

Thing 2) Pull my stock shock, revalve, rebuild, and respring it with Race Tech parts. All-in I should only be at about $350-$400 going this route.

The first option is a good one, we all know that. Has anyone actually re-done their stock one with new valves and spring? I know you get a huge performance gain (or at least pretty decent) just respringing, revalving, and rebuilding the forks, but does it hold true for the rear as well?

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