Rear shock options?

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Rear shock options?

Post by keny » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:32 am

So it looks I might be able to hold on to my TRX850 after all, so looking at shock upgrade options.
Rebuilding stock seems not a option, well don´t know it a shop can open it as rebuild it, but thinking of replacing it.

YSS is a cheap option I see,
Bitubo?
Wilbers?

Only ride roads, so looking on a good for money option

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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by Tarwetijger » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:47 am

I just bought a Wilbers shock, brand new and than saw an unused shock was available for a second hand price:
https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/motoren/on ... -ong-579eu
I have the exact same, and apparently it is still for sale.
It's in the Netherlands, where are you located?

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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by HolerTogni » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:20 pm

Hi keny!

First, a heartily welcome to the forum - have fun here and in the real world!

Then, rebuilding the stock one is indeed an option - it depends on whether you know a good shop to do it: Franz Racing in Germany has a very good reputation and did the rear shock of my Race-TRiXie very well!

However, also depends on where you live whether this information is useful for you ...

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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by keny » Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:31 pm

Tarwetijger wrote:I just bought a Wilbers shock, brand new and than saw an unused shock was available for a second hand price:
https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/motoren/on ... -ong-579eu
I have the exact same, and apparently it is still for sale.
It's in the Netherlands, where are you located?
Thanks for this!
I´m locatad in Finland but have a few friends on Dutch soil

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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by wreckage » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:28 am

It is possible to rebuild the existing shock absorber. I had mine done in Brisbane by RAD Shocky Repairs so I'm sure you can find someone to do it where you are.
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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by PeteJ » Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:16 pm

There are plenty of places here in Finland that will service stock rear shocks. Usually the only difficult part is finding the right size seal for the rod inside the shock itself. However, even then most of them are similar to something else and replacements can be found. You could ask Eppu at Fillariosa if he could do it (he's a really nice guy) or if he knows who else can. I know a guy in Vantaa that can do it but Eppu is a suspension specialist and knows his stuff!

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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by cobbadiggabuddyblooo » Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:03 am

Well worth rebuilding the std trx shock. Spring to your weight and damping can be changed to suit the purpose and/or riding style. ( track, sports/ spirited riding, day to day riding )
Std unit is quite a good shock when refreshed and cheapest option.
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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by Bricktop » Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:14 am

cobbadiggabuddyblooo wrote:Well worth rebuilding the std trx shock. Spring to your weight and damping can be changed to suit the purpose and/or riding style. ( track, sports/ spirited riding, day to day riding )
Std unit is quite a good shock when refreshed and cheapest option.
Any suggestions on places who could do this in Vic? (Understand you’re in Brissy)

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Re: Rear shock options?

Post by davamb » Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:04 am

Talk to Izzy at Suspensions R Us. Down near Frangers. Did a great job on mine. You can drop in on Andy Strapz and come away broke while you're there.
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