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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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F4 shock options

Guys,

I am considering changing the shock on my bike but do not want to go 'aftermarket'. I am a bit confused on F4 shocks available so would appreciate some guidance.

What is the difference in performance (if any) between the shock on my bike F4 750cc 2000 (which has rings to adjust the preload) and the type that appears to have hydrallic adjustment?

What year did the hydrallic adjustment shock come into use and what year was it replaced?

I am considering an F4 1000 2007 shock, Brutale 2009 and 1000R shock but am simply not sure whether or not they are different / the same etc.

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Just get the Ohlins, dont bother with the shock from a 1000. They suck just as much as yours does.

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I fitted a technoflex shock, it has been very good, not a problem at all and handles whatever is thrown at it


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I just installed a Bitubo. Made in Italy and distributed in the States by PJs parts. Top quality. You do NOT want a Sachs OEM shock. They are crap
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Guys, I want to stick with the OEM shock

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I can sell you my rear shock if you want, its been reworked and revalved by RaceTech. Thats the best performance you will get from a factory shock.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 12:22 PM
There's a shock from a F4 on UK ebay at the mo Sub, nothing to do with me I hasten to add.


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I know fella, its from Mark at Time machine who I think is a pretty decent fella. I am simply tring to understand the differences between the hydrallic and non-hydrallic types

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I know fella, its from Mark at Time machine who I think is a pretty decent fella. I am simply tring to understand the differences between the hydrallic and non-hydrallic types
All of the shocks are hydraulic, meaning that oil is forced through holes and around shims to create damping forces. What you are referring to is the spring preload adjuster. Some use a threaded collar and some use hydraulic fluid to move the collar. All hydraulic preload adjustment is is an easier way to adjust spring preload - It has nothing to do with the actual shock performance. The real difference bewteen shock models are the valving inside, spring rate of coil spring and range and type of damping adjustments. All of those will vary on OEM shocks from year to year depending on who supplied the shock or what MV asked for in the shock.

So, knowing the real difference between the OEM shocks and how they perform may not be very straight forward.

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I know fella, its from Mark at Time machine who I think is a pretty decent fella. I am simply tring to understand the differences between the hydrallic and non-hydrallic types
No there is (was) another one. Last time I looked it was at 50 with 1 bid.


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