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Hi, just purchased a 2016 F3 675 (my first MV), been 1 week since taking delivery and just breaking her in (400 miles done so far), will use the bike on a daily basis / weekend bike and i am looking to replace the rear shock (here in and around Mexico City the roads are in bad shape and the stock suspension is making the bike almost unrideable. I will set sag and play around with the compression settings but it looks like there wont be much improvement comfort wise)

My questions are: Does a rear aftermarket shock fit for any model year? I see a lot of shocks for sale listed for bikes 2012 - 2014 but not 2016 (i am guessing it could be different due to ABS unit?), and, what shock is the best option for use on roads? I am looking for a way more plush and comfortable feel, bike will be used mostly on roads not on the track. Looking at Mupo, Nitron or Ohlins.

Thanks for your inputs!
 

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See if you can get the suspension re-valved and re-sprung. The front springs are very soft and the rear is way too hard, the front dives and then the rear wants to buck you off and is just nasty.

We went much harder on the front and about a 7.5kg(i think) spring on the rear. Bike is much better over bumpy roads.
 

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Welcome to the forum mate.
There's actually some very nice suspension up for sale in the For Sale section at the moment.
Forks shouldn't be a problem swapping between models, but be aware that the rear shocks from various companies can vary between ABS and non-ABS models. The problem is that some brands shock hit the ABS junction box.
There's a lot of options out there for the triple cylinder bikes, service is your biggest problem as with any suspension, if you have a suspension service agaent nearby then any brand should be fine.
 

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I got my F3 (2015 800) set up by a suspension tech (consults to British Superbikes) - made the bike feel awesome. I was told by the previous owner that it has a different rear spring - fair enough, but the front was sorted by someone who *really* knows his stuff.

Despite mine having non standard rear, I have a friend who also has a 2013 F3 800 and his was stock and the suspension tech made it excellent.

Might be worth taking it to a pro suspension guy?
 

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Thanks for your comments, especially the fact that the front is soft and the rear extremely hard. For now loosened the rear preload to about 1/4 of full shock extension, and set the front preload much harder than stock setting, this made a significant difference and improved the balance and tendency to buck you out of the seat. Did 500 km during the weekend on a tour and the bike was much improved (also, cycling gel shorts made the seat tolerable over distance).

There are no suspension shops in Mexico, my best option is to ship my parts to the USA and have it serviced at a specialist there, or just order a new shock. I can live with the forks set up as i did now.
 
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