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rear shock?

I have a 02 954 and plan on putting it on the track 4 or 5 times a year on top of regular street riding. I'm going to have the forks revalved and resprung by Dan Kyle, and was wondering if I should think about replacing the shock? I'll at least make sure the stocker is sprung right for me, but if the gains are easily noticeable I wouldn't think twice about replacing it. Been lookin at the elka double, and can get it for a good price. I'm not thinking about it just because it will be on the track, but looking for an all around improvement in the feel and handling. So what do you guys think? worthwhile or save my money? thanks
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Re: rear shock?

I think upgrading the shock will make as much of an improvement as the fork mods will. I would stay away from something that isn't mainstream however, as it may be difficult to get it dialed in due to lack of available expertise. Since Fox is no longer in the marketplace, I would recommend the Ohlins, as Dan can help you set it up properly and provide service if you need it.
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Re: rear shock?

Ditto what abtech said. I had my forks done by Dan and bought an Ohlins shock from him, too. He helped me get everything dialed in last year at the [email protected] event. You can't beat that for service.

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