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    Is this the correct shock?

    I donít anticipate being able to get parts to rebuild the Progressive Suspension shock on my 88.
    From what I read here the shock for a 95-98 CBR900 is a decent low-budget option.
    Is this an example of what I should look for?

    #2
    Or am I better off going with a new Nitron?
    edit: I just priced a new Nitron. ~$1,000 USD! Thatís almost $1,400 CDN!
    Last edited by DavidR8; 08-11-2019, 08:44 PM.

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      #3
      We had Linda's Progressive 420 rebuilt at Traxxon Dynamics.

      Yeah the 900 shock is a dead end road, requires a end fitment change as well as a higher rate spring and re valving.

      We have a newer member that purchased a YSS which at this time seems to be the low cost entry shock.

      Maybe contact the user below and or check his posts and see if he's got a YSS post

      mfiato


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      http://www.yssusa.com/products_yss.html

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      • mfiato
        mfiato 06-12-2019, 08:02 AM
        Spa,
        I have already bought a YSS shock, before the US dealer gave me a group buy offer, by email, for forum members. Can I send it to you by email? He's asking advice about how to present the offer.
        thanks,
        Mick Fiato
        [email protected]
      • SPA 06-12-2019, 09:27 AM
        Ask him to join as a member, introduce himself as a USA dealer what not ... and start a YSS group buy intrest thread. Basically what shock and springs whatever else ride height adjustable etc. And then how many buyers for a group buy and costs if 5 people or 10 people or 15 people 20 ... i suggest just saying that he joined to see if there was any interest. Let members warm up to him. that's all I got time for...

        Aloha Spa
      • mfiato
        mfiato 06-12-2019, 10:36 AM
        Good advice. I'll give it to him.
        Thanks,
        Mick Fiato
      • mfiato
        mfiato 2 Weeks Ago
        Spa,
        I gave your suggestions to the YSS dealer - Klaus H. , but I don't know if he will follow through. Meanwhile, the shock I bought from him performs well.
        Aloha from Upstate NY
      Last edited by SPA; 08-11-2019, 09:29 PM.
      "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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        #4
        SPA Thanks for the Traxxion Dynamics reference. I forgot about them, I know about their rebuilding abilities from my ST1300 experience. Theyííre the only folks who will rebuild a stock ST1300 shock.

        Iíll contact them for an estimate.
        Also thanks for the YSS referral. I remember them from my Triumph Bonneville days
        Last edited by DavidR8; 08-11-2019, 09:50 PM.

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          #5
          DavidR8 glad I could help. Keep us up to date on your direction. I'm curious about both current prices.
          "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Scot_Hawk
            I took a look for the YSS brand and found a few on ebay e.g. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-NT650...4AAOSwUq9bNgvi

            Says it's set up for a 168 - 210lb rider but they can swap springs for an additional ~$36. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has been using one of these shocks and has feedback, good or bad.
            Thatís pretty much exactly what Iím looking for. Including the weight spec.
            Is the stock length 300 or 305 mm. (Iíve read both figures.)
            Last edited by DavidR8; 08-11-2019, 09:54 PM.

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              #7
              HAWK OEM SHOCK SPECS.

              https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/cl...825#post867825

              And ... a list of current shocks for the NT650 /400

              https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/cl...or-the-hawk-gt
              "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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                #8
                Have you thought about the Penske 8900 from Hord?
                Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
                  Have you thought about the Penske 8900 from Hord?
                  +1 Suspension is your most important mod to your Hawk.Guys spend as much on suspension as they do on a used Hawk.Don't skimp.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post
                    I donít anticipate being able to get parts to rebuild the Progressive Suspension shock on my 88.
                    From what I read here the shock for a 95-98 CBR900 is a decent low-budget option.
                    Is this an example of what I should look for?
                    Its not a good option. There is a little more ride height in the rear from that 900rr shock but other than that it is worse than the hawk shock.

                    Everyone is always looking for a cheap/free solution to the shock issue. There is not one. Now that you can't buy $200 fox shocks any more you have to just spend the money.

                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      The USD to CDN exchange rate and shipping is a real killer.
                      From Hord the Penske is $664. Thatís $896 CDN. Plus $70 USD or $96 CDN for shipping. Plus duty.
                      Itís a $1,000+ shock by the time it hits my door.

                      The YSS is likely the end game.

                      Or I rebuild my progressive shock.

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                        #12
                        Is shipping more simply because it is across a border?
                        Or, would it be about the same as shipping to Seattle, WA.

                        Duty...yes, that is a factor.

                        Exchange rate.....is it really more; or just a number? $664 USD is Y69,834.21 (Japanese Yen).

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post
                          Is shipping more simply because it is across a border?
                          Or, would it be about the same as shipping to Seattle, WA.

                          Duty...yes, that is a factor.

                          Exchange rate.....is it really more; or just a number? $664 USD is Y69,834.21 (Japanese Yen).
                          Just a number.I used to ship to International Falls for Rick and he'd cross to pick it up.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post
                            Is shipping more simply because it is across a border?
                            Or, would it be about the same as shipping to Seattle, WA.

                            Duty...yes, that is a factor.

                            Exchange rate.....is it really more; or just a number? $664 USD is Y69,834.21 (Japanese Yen).
                            Shipping to Seattle would be less I expect though I didnít check.
                            The exchange rate is big factor. It basically makes everything from the US 35% more expensive.
                            Letís say a loaf of bread is $4 on either side of the border. No problem for me to buy Canadian bread or you to buy US bread.
                            If you came here and bought bread it would only cost $2.96 in USD.
                            I would pay $5.40 for a US loaf of bread.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post

                              Just a number.I used to ship to International Falls for Rick and he'd cross to pick it up.
                              Itís not just a number. Rick earned CDN dollars and lost the exchange rate to buy those parts even if he crossed to pick them up.

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