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post #1 of 145 Old 02-19-2019, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap effective shock upgrade for 750 and 1000

I've been looking around for an effective rear shock upgrade for a friends GSXS750 and I've come across what I think is an ideal upgrade that will suit both the GSXS750 and the GSXS1000

There will be more details after full testing, the shock is shorter than stock but with the same travel and I am producing adaptors made by CNC milling of billet 7075 Aluminium Alloy

The top mount is exactly the same as the stock mount.

The first adaptors will be for the GSXS750 followed by adaptors for the GSXS1000

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This shock was described by MCN as ” The suspension has been revised internally and is arguably the best mass-produced stuff on any current production bike”

This upgraded shock has
  • Adjustable preload, with 12 stops instead of 7
  • Adjustable rebound
  • Adjustable Fast compression
  • Adjustable slow compression
  • Separate Nitrogen reservoir
  • Same travel as GSXS750 and GSXS1000
  • Exactly the same top mount as 750 and 1000 stock shocks
  • Reservoir fits with no modifications
  • Similar spring rate to stock, nut many spring rates easily available

The shock is plentiful and cheaply available, barely used on Ebay








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Canít wait Paul, looking forward to how it works out.
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Bugger, just bought myself a Nitron R2 with HPA!
Sorry

But I'm sure you will be happy with the Nitron

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Canít wait Paul, looking forward to how it works out.
Hopefully fitting the 750 version today for testing and then making the 1000 version
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Paul:

When you get the 1000 version out, tested and are happy with it - put me on the list of wanting one (assuming you will be selling them).

Working my way through a long list of upgrades / modification this winter; so timing could not be better

It will be near May1; when hopefully the snow is gone & I can actually ride.
So you have lots of time...........

Thx.
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I'm in too Paul!
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The shock is plentiful and cheaply available, barely used on Ebay
Can it still be purchased new?
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Can it still be purchased new?
Yes, but it costs the same as a new Nitron R3

A used one can be rebuilt professionally for 150 US$
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Hey Paul,
Nice to see another option for sorting one of the very few weaknesses with this bike (stock shock with far too much high speed compression dampening.) Hopefully things go well with the 750 and you can offer owners of 1000s a relatively inexpensive fix next.
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