How do you test for a bad shock? - - Excellence in Motion
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 9:28 am Thread Starter
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Question How do you test for a bad shock?

I know how it's done on a car.

Same procedure for a bike?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 12:16 pm
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Others will disagree, but a shock that is truly "bad" is leaking. You're not gonna get the same effect bouncing it like a car. So most folks just replace them once they get some miles on them (and can afford new ones) Theres' no doubt that Ohlins or Wilbers will make a dramatic difference in feel, even with new OEM shocks.

So, if it were me, I would replace the stockers at 20-30k miles and re-install
them when ready to sell the bike. I've heard nothing but good about Wilbers
shocks and they are cheaper than ohlins. YMMV!

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