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Old 11-18-2012, 11:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by boxerboy81 View Post
Any further experience of the YSS twin shocks?
I've got the basic YSS twins on my W800. The springs are pretty stiff, but the damping is OK. The shocks that came with the bike were on full preload and still bottomed out with a light pillion; the YSS run fine on 2nd preload out of 4 with the same pillion. I've put about 10,000 boy-racer kilometres on mine and so far haven't had any problems. The more adjustable (and expensive) gas ones are probably better than the straight oil-damped.

YSS are based just outside Adelaide so I rode up and had a chat with Walter Presig and we fitted the shocks to the bike while I was there. Nice bloke and very helpful - and he won the 2010 MX vintage sidecar championship so he knows his stuff. An email to him via their webpage might be worth a go. IKON are the other ones that have generally good reports.
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