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Re: Rear Shock Revalve for the PROS? - READ THIS

Buddy sent me this LINK and after reading it, it kinda got me thinking. *Do I really need a Penske or Ohlins? *I don't race but do the occasional trackday, why fork out $1k for a rear shock? *I know you can't compare the two, but when I use to race quads, I resprung my rear shock and that made all the difference in the world. *I had PEP shocks up front and I raced GNCC and ran mostly B & C class. *

There is another thread out there, but the dude is right, you can get a shock from ebay for $30 and a spring for $75. *What is the average revalve/rebuild cost? *Even at $300 for the whole deal, it's a far cry from *$800 to $1k for an entire unit.

When replying, keep this in mind, the average to above average street roder, aggressive twistie/canyon riding and a trackday every month or two. *As for racing and/or a dedicated trackbike, I would 'shock' it up in a heartbeat and go for the high $$$ unit.



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Re: Rear Shock Revalve for the PROS? - READ THIS

Thats what I did, and while it isnt BLING, it works well. Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh? I have one set up for a 280lb rider that is for sale/swap. The problem you will run into is finding a spring. I called a host of different places and to be honest, I cant remember where I got mine, but it was an odd size if I recall.
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NinerPilot : Thats what I did, and while it isnt BLING, it works well. *Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh? *I have one set up for a 280lb rider that is for sale/swap. *The problem you will run into is finding a spring. *I called a host of different places and to be honest, I cant remember where I got mine, but it was an odd size if I recall.
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I'm 275 with gear, so I think we are in the ballpark. *Send me a PM with all the details, how much, miles, who did the work and what you had done.

BTW, my bike is an 02 954, what about yours? Not sure if the 929 and 954 shocks are swappable.

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