Rear Shock: Revalve or Replace

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  1. dasein

    dasein WMRRA #24

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    Hi All-

    I am wondering if the extra expense of replacing a rear shock, over just re-valving and re-shimming it, is worth it?

    I am speaking of the Racetec parts with the rebound separator valve compared to a used Penske or Elka (or Ohlins, I guess). I guess I would be comparing 2 way shocks.

    I put the Racetec kit in a shock last year, and was very happy with the results on the street (was a KYB shock).

    From that experience, it seemed like the important bit was the valve and shim assembly. So if the Racetec valve is good, why spend the extra dough?

    I am not looking for bling hydraulic ride height adjusters or anything.

    Thanks for any replies...
     
  2. Thad.K

    Thad.K New Member

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    I had a my stock shock revalved and resprung at GP suspension and it is awesome, you don't have quite the quick adjustability as a 4 way but once you have it set you don't really adjust it anyway.
     
  3. Simon

    Simon New Member

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    GP Suspension FTMFW, lol. Barry is awesome at his job and can also setup your bike so it works properly. Dave isn't bad either, :p
     

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