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Old 07-22-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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YSS shocks - Any comments???

Just got off the phone with Tom Cutter discussing a YSS shock to replace the original on my 89 r100gs.

Looking for some input/comments to go with the research I have done on these. Am considering the wilbur's also but I can have these for my trip next week and they save the wallet a bit also.

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Old 07-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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I bought a Wilbers for my g/s and to be honest it was a little disappointing. I heard that YSS have the development guys from the old WP shocks working for them.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:24 AM   #3
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I think Airhead Wrangler toasted a new custom built one on a ride from Seattle to TDF...
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #4
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Yep, I blew one on the way south, but to be fair it was kind of a fluke. A rock got inside the coil somehow and chipped the chrome off the shaft. That ate the seal pretty quickly. One of the other guys I was travelling with also had a YSS on his GSPD. It did fine for the whole trip. I'd say for the money they're pretty good. The story I heard was the engineer who designed all the wilbers shocks got fed up with working for Wilbers and left. He's now the president of YSS or something like that. Also, Klaus at EPM performance is really good to deal with. He actually sent a replacement shock to me at cost when my original blew a couple years after he sold it to me. He was really helpful.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:37 PM   #5
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I've got one on my g/s... Like it enormously, but I'm not hardcore offroad like Wrangler.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies from the esteemed members.

Got one on order and can now contribute when the next question of "does anyone use YSS shocks?" comes up.
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