Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Northern California Foothills
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Questions about stock shock.
I ordered a service manual, but it hasn't arrived--that might have my basic shock answers.
And I'm thinking I'm surely not the first person to wonder about these things,
but I also figure the answers might be enlightening.
Anyway, by chance is the spring on the stock shock removable?
If so, it would be a cheaper option to replace it with something less stiff for the lighter folks, no? Cheaper than a new shock.
And I am guessing the stock shock is not otherwise rebuildable? And by rebuildable, I mean modifiable by RaceTech or Cogent?
It bothers me a bit that for both the Bandit 1200 and the SV650, one could easily find used/cheap shock upgrades from the Busa & GSXR models, but this GSXS doesn't have such a cheap option. What's up with that? Could someone that is hip to other the shocks on other Suzuki models please elaborate on why the GSXS is such a difficult bike for which to find a suitable shock swap. Does it look like Suzuki HAD to make it difficult or was it just a lot easier for them to make thrifty people miserable? Ha, ha.