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Re: Shocks
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 06:43:29 AM »
How do these compare to stock shocks of rds and in my case r5s?
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Re: Shocks
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 06:59:31 AM »
How do these compare to stock shocks of rds and in my case r5s?
I guess most aftermarket shocks of a recognized brand is an improvement of the stock shocks, at least from a functional viewpoint. I had Koni shocks on my first RD, but found them too hard/stiff when modifying the bike, making it at least 20 kg lighter.
So the "best" shock is one with the spring rate tailored to the weight of bike and rider, and the damping set according to spring rate. Also, the length of the shock has an influence on handling, and many prefer longer shocks than stock, maybe 1" over stock. However, that will most likely not work with stock pipes, as the rear wheel axle and nuts would hit the pipes.

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Re: Shocks
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 08:17:32 AM »
those will work on an rd/r5 just fine.
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Re: Shocks
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 01:29:01 PM »
13.5" is that center eye to center eye? if so they are 1" longer than stock [12.50"]- should work well.
$118.00 not a bad price.

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Re: Shocks
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 01:54:40 PM »
4 position rebound, triple rate springs should be great shocks wish I had known about them when $280, still tempting. Where is rebound adjust at?

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Re: Shocks
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 01:58:29 PM »
there isnt rebound adjustment on those.  those are good replacements for stockers, and upgrade for sure...  but not hi performance ones with adjustable rebound and dampening. the ads just incorrect on that
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Re: Shocks
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 02:14:14 PM »
That's a shame stock look (non piggyback) with rebound adjust would be nice. Wondered if pic was generic or description was wrong, even their app chart didn't clear it up.

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Re: Shocks
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 09:54:41 PM »
Take a look at NJB shocks http://www.njbshocks.co.uk/. Good shocks and very good value for money, each set is specced to your requirements. He sells direct all over the world.
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Re: Shocks
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 01:50:30 PM »
Yet another option: https://cognitomoto.com/collections/fox/products/fox-podium-r-rear-shocks


  I like those, lots of good stuff on Cognito Moto site thanks for link.

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Re: Shocks
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 07:26:09 PM »
Those Fox shocks are sweet looking. I'd be curious to know if they perform well. Were Fox shocks ever any good? I am only familiar with their motocross gear.

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Re: Shocks
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 07:32:54 PM »
Those Fox shocks are sweet looking. I'd be curious to know if they perform well. Were Fox shocks ever any good? I am only familiar with their motocross gear.
From my understanding and research, they were the shock to have. I'll let our seasoned peers speak further to their real world performance.

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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 09:35:59 PM »
hard to go wrong with a fox shock(s). have on on my rz.  :twocents:
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