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Thread: Lets talk shocks
Slowninja


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posted July 29, 2012 11:04 AM        
Lets talk shocks

Whats the difference between a gen 1 and a 14R shock?

I have a gen 1 and am interested in putting a 14R shock on my bike.
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eklipse636


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posted July 29, 2012 11:46 AM        
What are you doing with your bike? Mods? Your weight?
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Slowninja


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posted July 29, 2012 12:20 PM        
Bike is nothing special. Just 64" streetbike. I have an Ohlins shock on the bike now, leftover from when the bike was a race only bike. It doesn't ride very well on the street. Looking at trading shocks with a friend with a 14R, I just want to make sure the shock will work on the bike and if there are any differences that may make a difference
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1badzx12r


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posted July 29, 2012 01:09 PM        
http://www.psychobike.com/forums/garage-sale/106947-hyperpro-drag-shock.html


it will fit ..
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mick46


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posted July 29, 2012 01:18 PM        
Stiffer spring than gen 1 and more damping apparently, so should work better .
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zixxer14


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posted July 29, 2012 01:50 PM        Edited By: zixxer14 on 29 Jul 2012 20:52
Be aware your Ohlins shock can be rebuilt & revalved to work however you need/want. A properly tuned Ohlins will be superior to any other shock you could pick. Contact them & ask, it usually is not that expensive.

http://www.ohlinsusa.com/

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chromedout12r


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posted July 29, 2012 02:23 PM        
I will give you cash plus my 14r shock for your OHLINS
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lietoome


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posted July 29, 2012 05:36 PM        
I think reworking the shock would would be better than any factory shock.
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Quarter Pounder


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posted July 29, 2012 06:31 PM        
Get your Ohlins serviced and set up properly. You'd be a fool to swap that out with compromised OEM junk.
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posted July 29, 2012 06:40 PM        
quote:
Get your Ohlins serviced and set up properly. You'd be a fool to swap that out with compromised OEM junk.
yep.

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almost_les


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posted July 29, 2012 07:33 PM        
if you got any old $100 bills lying around, i can trade you for some crisp fivers
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Slowninja


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posted July 30, 2012 04:33 AM        
Thank you for all of your opinions.
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justoyz2


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posted July 30, 2012 11:35 AM        
I assume the shock rides rough, right? The new 14r shock is difficult to slow the rebound and compression down... I have thought of getting it revalved, but looking into getting a JRI
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mick46


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posted July 31, 2012 12:48 PM        
I have gone for a British made Nitron race shock which has a custom spring (for my 270 lbs) and has a wide damping range (as well as separate hi and lo comp) .
No more wallowing mid corner, no more kicking off ridges,and the option to raise the ride height half an inch or so to speed up the steering and (hopefully) a reasonable drag set-up in there too!
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