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Standard Shock
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:31:09 PM »
How comfortable is the Standard Shock for Touring?.
Am I better off replacing it straight off with an  after market one?, What is the Best aftermarket brand.
I have had Bitubo's before & found them good.

What have others found to be comfortable.
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 10:29:44 PM »
I'm still running the standard shock and find it perfectly adequate, both the wife and I aren't "light weights" either. :thumbs

Unless you end up buying a high mileage ST, I wouldn't be too worried about an aftermarket shock...
 

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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 06:42:54 AM »
Standard shock is fine, and the "Dearly Beloved" and I did many interstate trips on the standard shock.

The common alterations to our bikes include Risers, Screen and Seat and you'll be set like a jelly.     Have a look at the Farkle Lists here  http://ozstoc.com/index.php?topic=4592.0   to see what mods others have done to their bikes.
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 11:30:26 AM »
Standard rear shock has performed well for me, most of the time.  Many interstate trips two-up, and towing a trailer, so often a fair load on the rear end.

I have had a problem with rear tyre wear, pretty severe scalloping.  Another ST1300 owner, Trav (on the Facebook site) had a similar problem.  There was some discussion elsewhere (dunno where it started) about the pre-load adjustment mechanism needing a service - if not, it caused the scalloping.  There is some discussion on this link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ozstocgroup/permalink/655499245050874/?comment_id=710158279584970&reply_comment_id=710160289584769 - hope it works for you.

Anyway it seem to have solved Trav's problem.  I have just serviced mine, but have not had a chance to try it out as yet.  Before my servicing, the pre-load had no "feel", post service it has a good "feel" - by that I mean, as I wind it "in", I now feel some restistance.  Anyway, fingers crossed.
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There's also a Youtube video, or three, on how to do it - here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgOWLfPiVQQ.  If I can do it, almost anyone can.
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 11:33:06 AM »
... both the wife and I aren't "light weights" either ...

From this statement, I take it that we can assume that Sue doesn't read your posts.
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 11:58:24 AM »
 :grin

I'm only speaking the truth, Michael!

How can she complain about that???  :crackup

In saying that though, we've both been on diets these last couple of months so there's a bit less "strain" on the ST's shock these days...  :whistle
 

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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 12:01:17 PM »
:grin

I'm only speaking the truth, Michael!

How can she complain about that???  :crackup

In saying that though, we've both been on diets these last couple of months so there's a bit less "strain" on the ST's shock these days...  :whistle

What a brave man!  Or, foolish?
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 12:34:06 PM »
I like to live dangerously... :grin

And just to prove it, I told Sue what I'd posted...

I should get out of hospital next week!  :whistle
 
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 05:57:20 PM »
Best wishes for a complete recovery  :crackup.
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 07:26:41 PM »
Thanks JD!  :beer
 

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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 08:19:46 PM »
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Re: Standard Shock
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 09:50:51 PM »
Stock was much better after a rebuild and valve tweak. (RAD in Brisbane) they can also put more preload on for you. Was about $200 from memory, but took 3 weeks due to his backlog.
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