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Hi , i am looking at an after market rear shock , and being heavy boned 16.5 stone jockey i am after as much advice as possible , i was looking at : Maxton, nitron, k tech razor etc cheers Ray
 

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All can be sprung to suit your weight so more a case of which one takes your fancy.
Cheers , i just wondered what shock was best VFM , with such a variety of choice ,and options out there , knowing my luck i will go for the wrong one , so just wanting to hear about riders experiences and opinions
 

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Cheers , i just wondered what shock was best VFM , with such a variety of choice ,and options out there , knowing my luck i will go for the wrong one , so just wanting to hear about riders experiences and opinions
I recon you’ve named the best ones out there, vfm probably k-tech which is what I have on mine. Nitron and maxton I think are more expensive but good kit as well.
i had Nitron on a cbr600 and rated it highly.
i had the Öhlins on my first 790 and didn’t think much of it tbh.
 

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The ktech with remote reservoir is £594 from Brooks suspension and i think i will go for that one, as i am fed up with getting a thump up the rear , when i least expect it and being distracted by looking out for dodgy road surfaces , thanks for the heads up
 

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Go with whatever has the most support locally for you, I chose the WP Apex Pro Suspension.
 

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WP/Ohlins/Nitron, and others. All have their pros and cons. I chose Nitron. All can be sprung and valved for your accurate weight.

I would agree that support is a very important factor. They are all good brands.
 

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Ohlins with remote resevoir was my choice on rear and ohlins cartridges up front. Anything you go with will be much much better than the 1980's stock shock
 

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I didnt think the forks were terrible stock, the rear shock with preload wound up did some unsophisticated stuff.

Yet to be fitted I have Mupo Caliber cartridges and Ohlins non piggy back. Pretty cheap tbh
 

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I'm pretty tickled with the Penske I have. Twin clicker model with remote res. I'm a 300 pound pig without my leathers so it has a dump truck spring on it.
I also installed cartridges in the forks with some stiff springs as well.
I will say it is awesome on the track and mostly way too stiff for the street. I ride 98% track 2% street so I deal with it.
 

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Not yet, bike has been under a blanket. Its pretty wet and soggy around here so we're all playing with dirt bikes.

I went through an Italian online shop called Moto racing shop.
The shock I got from WRS
 
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