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Old 06-06-2008, 03:32 AM   #1651
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I with you there on both fronts Davo,

Slight of coin is why I'm still leaning towards Ikon's, they usually bat above their average. There's also a tasty xt600 tenere in my neck of the woods for teh sam price as a pair of YSS

I'll keep thinking about it here at work.....instead of working.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:57 AM   #1652
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all web forums and information is effectively hear say, i appreciate both sides of it.
I dont think Tri Boy was trying to write YSS off.
Having had chrome shocks do that to me before, I appreciate the heads up (necessary or not)
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:14 AM   #1653
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Originally Posted by davorallyfan
YSS can be ordered from Adelaide same bloke in Rhodies pix, he will makem just like rhodies for about AUS$1,200 !

I wanna be just like Rhodie

PSST Rhodie .... Laos Craypot Mike just bought a 625KTM.
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You must come over sometime for some great riding.


Re: YSS Warning from Tri Boy.

If these concerns are true, then they need sorting out.
I have passed these on to YSS to investigate, as they are a company committed to quality and sevice.


This is a Scrambler on a Supercross circuit!

All I can say from my own experience, is that my YSS shocks have performed flawlessly - when properly set-up.
They have withstood repeated hammerings when put through their paces on long journeys.
The corrugations in Cambodia were fierce enough to crack a rack I had made,
but the shocks held up well in spite of heat 44+ celcius on the Vietnam border.

See here if you missed this "test"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326829

Having completed the stills shoot, we went back and reshot it on video.
I hope to post this sometime soon.

The one thing that did hold up well were the YSS shocks.
The wiring in the headlight was not so rugged. :)
The OE BMW ones were killed off early on in the shoot;
but the GS is now riding well on YSS shocks.

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Old 06-06-2008, 04:18 AM   #1654
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Those pictures make the most convincing argument!
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:24 AM   #1655
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Try to do that with a standard Scramler
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:43 AM   #1656
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Hey Mr Wasp your profiles a bit slim.

3 wheeled wasps tend to have a few shockies
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:58 PM   #1657
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Cry Footrest Woes

Has anyone tried using the passenger footrest in place of the drivers foot rest on the scrambler? I dropped mine last week and broke the footrest right at the hinge point, and wouldnt you know it the dealer ordered the wrong footrest (the passenger one). I told them to get the correct one. Until then I was thinking of removing my passenger footrest and using that until I get the correct one in next week. The angle of the bracket is different but its a round part so my foot shouldn't know the difference.
It would save me a lot of time and consternation if someone has tried this before.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:28 PM   #1658
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Shocking

I dont think Triboy is attempting to slander YSS , he is simply reflecting feedback from a very knowledgable suspension wizzo who works suspension magic on a wide variety of machines including Motogp, his posts about bending shim stacks make my eyes glaze
Short summary is that there are 3 at the top , Ohlins, WP & Penske , Nothing else competes in terms of performance/tuneability/backup etc, all these shocks have performance capabilities beyond the average rider
YSS/Hyperpro & many others are a step down in cost & performance , nothing wrong with that, it is still fine for most of us road based riders
Ikons/Hagons are another step down rebuildable but not really tuneable, still way better than stock
Me. I'm still saving my pennies hope to get the big O in a few months, dearest but has best local backup
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:04 PM   #1659
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No hidden agenda wasp.
I neither sell, push, or am sponsored, past/present/or in the future by any Ohlins rep etc,etc.
In the past I have been involved with a very sucessful IOM racer, and had a reasonable speedway season or two.
As trustme mentioned, there is a range of price to performance products out there.
And my comments on quality of YSS componnents although 2nd hand, come from one of this planets most respected suspension techs, (who is quite happy to promote quality brands and designs of anybody's, but equally ready to make honest assessments on inferior products).
I did say, just be careful re warranty.
Enjoy your riding.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:53 PM   #1660
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No hidden agenda

I have no hidden agenda either, and I don't mean to dispute what Triboy has heard out there in the world. However, I am super impressed with the quality and finish of the YSS shocks (and mine are the low end version). They are just beautiful. The brushed alum and chrome shaft (although with low miles) show no wear or flaws. I can't say that about the rest of the bike. After riding in rain several times I am starting to see some rust spots on some of the hardware. I'm in the process of replacing most of it with stainless.
Anyway, the shocks are top notch so far. And if they decide to fall apart on me, they are backed up with a 2 year warranty. Milkman, I have no reason to try to steer you to the YSS shocks, but I am very confident that you would not be dissapointed.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #1661
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Thumb Fyi

Just FYI, 5 minutes with a pair of needle nosed pliers and the passenger peg was relocated to the right main. No sweat. I put 30 miles on it after work, it works great. The spring action even works.

In case you are out in the boonies and break off the main footrest, it CAN be switched with one of the rear passenger footrests, provided you brought some needle nosed pliers with you.

Now back to our regularly scheduled suspension debate...
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:10 PM   #1662
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Filed in the memory bank of information that might come in handy one day, & if you've seen my riding it probably will.
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:11 AM   #1663
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WE use this babies with high low speed and they work a treat . What is your issue with warranty on YSS shocks Try Boys ? You have to be more specific to be believed.
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No hidden agenda wasp.
I neither sell, push, or am sponsored, past/present/or in the future by any Ohlins rep etc,etc.
In the past I have been involved with a very sucessful IOM racer, and had a reasonable speedway season or two.
As trustme mentioned, there is a range of price to performance products out there.
And my comments on quality of YSS componnents although 2nd hand, come from one of this planets most respected suspension techs, (who is quite happy to promote quality brands and designs of anybody's, but equally ready to make honest assessments on inferior products).
I did say, just be careful re warranty.
Enjoy your riding.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #1664
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OK Wasp, since you seem to have taken my comments rather personally, (but still havn't really revealed your interest in this thread, or your connection to YSS), I'll repeat what comments have been mentioned to me,re some quality issues on a small sample of YSS shocks that were seen by a couple of suspension tech's.
I qoute.
"It appeared that the shafts were suffering from some surface finish problems, and the action seemed wooden. Possibly valve/shim problem"

It was a comment from a man who's know his stuff, and has an impeccable record in suspension work.
Maybe it was a "one off", or small batch fault. Who knows.
You seem to think I'm out to bring down this brand. Bollock's!
I posted a comment that I thought people should hear about. Thats all.
The one thing I do believe, is "there is always a reason for a cheaper pricing approach", the laws of common trading dictate this.
Anyhow, I made my comment, and wish to leave it at that.
The thread has drifted off topic, and any further comments wasp wishes to have about it should best be delivered in a PM.
Rock on Scrambler riders.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:43 PM   #1665
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