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So after the last YOC meet up and rolling round the roads of Wales I think it's time for me to uprate the rear shock on the FJR, this is because I did find myself yoyoing round some of the wonderful bends in Wales. Apparently the OE rear shock on the FJR is known for being a bit under sprung and as it's one I bought used from France some years ago I figured it was time for a bit of an upgrade, anyway I went to the FJ owners club the other day and got a sparkly new YSS shock for the bike, pretty bloody amazing difference in corners and it does not squat down anymore when I give it the beans. Plus I can now alter the ride height and the rebound which the standard shock lacked, it was either hard or soft, neither of which was much different if I'm honest except that it would pogo on the soft setting like a right bastard! So I'm now thinking that the front springs are at least 19 years old and could probably do with a bit of an upgrade as well, the club do a set of Hyper-pro springs that are made for the FJR so when I do the front wheel bearings I might as well do the springs as well, I will have the wheel off and it's only a few bolts to drop the fork legs out. Rear wheel bearings need doing as well so might as well have the swing arm off to grease those bearings as well, so all in all looks like I will be in the garage for the next few days! Oh and I have a swanky new lift ! There's lucky! 🤣

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Lucky you. Hope they are linear front springs as they perform better than progressive.

to top it off, get a specialist to set the suspension up for your riding style and weight, only about £40

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On 7/20/2019 at 2:33 PM, slice said:

Oh and I have a swanky new lift !  🤣

A Stannah one I'm sure 😂

Good luck with the upgrades.

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Oh thanks Dutch! You are SOOO going to pay for that :)

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Oh thanks Dutch! You are SOOO going to pay for that :)
Ouch, stannah's are expensive

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