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1Back to top Go down    YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 03:33

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Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences, good or bad with the YSS Z Series shock.

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2Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 04:51

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hope ron comes along soon ,,,his employer is a distributor of yss ,,,and I imagine he will have some feedback

I know there are different models of the yss ...but cant remember at the moment which series is the better

good luck Kaptain


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3Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 11:43

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Here's a link to YSS' application list

[url=http://www.yssusa.com/app list 4-12.pdf]YSS[/url]

(the magic link doohickey appears to not be working correctly after several attempts so you'll have to copy and paste)

You'll find BMW lisitings from the end of page one through page three.

I've sold several YSS sets and singles for Beemers over the few years. They hold up well, are easily re-buildable, and perfom at the mid-level compared to Wlbers/Ohlins, etc., as befitting their selling price. They do as asked. I wouldn't look past them.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 17:12

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:Here's a link to YSS' application list

[url=http://www.yssusa.com/app list 4-12.pdf]YSS[/url]

(the magic link doohickey appears to not be working correctly after several attempts so you'll have to copy and paste)

You'll find BMW lisitings from the end of page one through page three.

I've sold several YSS sets and singles for Beemers over the few years. They hold up well, are easily re-buildable, and perfom at the mid-level compared to Wlbers/Ohlins, etc., as befitting their selling price. They do as asked. I wouldn't look past them.
TWB,
How would you rate the YSS units compared to a stock 1100 LT unit?
My Lt unit's getting tired when I'm push on-bottoming out quite a bit.

Mike.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 18:24

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I took delivery of a YSS unit last week, for the K100RT. Really good value, looks good and will post when I eventually get around to installing it [no main stand and cant lift the bike onto it so haven't fixed it].


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6Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 18:28

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I took delivery of a YSS unit last week, for the K100RT. Really good value, looks good and will post when I eventually get around to installing it [no main stand and cant lift the bike onto it so haven't fixed it].
Can't you lay it on it's side and change the unit tomorrow? 
I need to know what it's like!  Laughing

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 18:30

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I would if I could but my shoulder took a rap about 18 months back and still not right. Getting it up again is a problem...........


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8Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 18:41

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I would if I could but my shoulder took a rap about 18 months back and still not right. Getting it up again is a problem...........
Olaf, I can't believe some of the excuses I'm reading here......shout the wife for help.  lol!

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 19:34

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TWB, Thanks for that info it was very helpful.

Olaf, I'm keen to know what you think. I just bought a newish one on ebay at a reasonable price. I won't get that till end of next week. My orig oem is cactus.

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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
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10Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 19:49

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Got a YSS ME302-285T shock a couple of months ago, the OEM one was in bad shape so was looking for a replacement, build quality looks good, haven't ridden her much but when I have it felt good (on a k75), and for £126 I'm happy, and it came with lots of pretty stickers!

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 20:14

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@Motorbike Mike wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I would if I could but my shoulder took a rap about 18 months back and still not right. Getting it up again is a problem...........
Olaf, I can't believe some of the excuses I'm reading here......shout the wife for help.  lol!

I hope his wife can help him get it 'up'  .  :joker:

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 20:28

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YSS are from Thailand, but this does not mean they perform like a wet noodle in a plate of Pad See Ew.

Comparing them to stock, you'll find they outperform them in every way. Most aftermarket shops can spring them to your requirements, too. We use Klaus at EPF Performance in New Jersey or Ted Porter in Calithumpia.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 29th March 2016, 20:55

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Nigel,
I have had a YSS on my outfit for almost a year now and very happy with it.
The local YSS man (in Adelaide)is very knowledgeable and helpful. Went to him with my requirements ie. weights etc and he put together a unit for me. So far it has not bottomed out at all is is very comfortable, we are 2 up on the bike and carry a fair bit of weight with the chair etc. As long as you have the right spring for your particular application you should be ok I would think. From memory it cost me $800 I think
I was that happy with it I went back and got him to set me up a pair for the R series and no complaints there either - reckon they were about $250 for the pair
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14Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 30th March 2016, 04:08

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Good to hear from you Mike. Thanks for the feed back. Cheers

@Neil_art wrote:Got a YSS ME302-285T shock a couple of months ago, .......
Thanks Neil. Is that a -285T or did you mean to type -385T? I couldn't find it in the application list that TWB posted above.

Sounds like the YSS-Z will do the job very nicely. Thanks for all the comments

Cheers


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
     Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
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15Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 30th March 2016, 16:25

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bought one for the k1100LT last month.  in Europe it was a lot cheaper than the RAM option.

Cost was €260 delivered from Germany. RAM would have been closer to double that.

It is much better than standard, and I can't find fault in it.

One thing, spray a bit of lube, wd40 or the like, on the preload spring before adjusting it. Stops the supplied adjustment bar from bending DAMHIK.  Rolling Eyes


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16Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 30th March 2016, 16:29

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I would if I could but my shoulder took a rap about 18 months back and still not right. Getting it up again is a problem...........

You do know the Pfizer factory is down the road?  


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17Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 30th March 2016, 16:31

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@Corkboy wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I would if I could but my shoulder took a rap about 18 months back and still not right. Getting it up again is a problem...........

You do know the Pfizer factory is down the road?  

Ah yes, down beside you....that big blue green building.


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18Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 30th March 2016, 16:52

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@Corkboy wrote:bought one for the k1100LT last month.  in Europe it was a lot cheaper than the RAM option.

Cost was €260 delivered from Germany. RAM would have been closer to double that.

It is much better than standard, and I can't find fault in it.

One thing, spray a bit of lube, wd40 or the like, on the preload spring before adjusting it. Stops the supplied adjustment bar from bending DAMHIK.  Rolling Eyes
I've just ordered one for my K11LT.
I'll report back when it's fitted and tested.

I normally fit Wilbers but thought I'd give the YSS a try this time because my K11 isn't my main or go faster bike so hopefully it should suit my bike.

    

19Back to top Go down    Sorry your right it's a -385t, my bad. on 31st March 2016, 21:14

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Kaptain Holister wrote:Thanks Neil. Is that a -285T or did you mean to type -385T?

Sorry your right it's a -385t, my bad, it was probably the beer and my enthusiasm to contribute to the forum that lead to the typo Smile

    

20Back to top Go down    Out with the old..... on 19th April 2016, 12:39

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I've got mine at last!

The original has only done 39k and is OK up to where I'm riding i'm quick with the Wife on board and then it starts to behave like a very short Pogo stick.
The YSS unit has adjustable ride height so I've jacked it up 10mm.






I'll report back when I'm back from a test ride.

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 19th April 2016, 12:55

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@Corkboy wrote:bought one for the k1100LT last month.  in Europe it was a lot cheaper than the RAM option.

Cost was €260 delivered from Germany. RAM would have been closer to double that.

It is much better than standard, and I can't find fault in it.

One thing, spray a bit of lube, wd40 or the like, on the preload spring before adjusting it. Stops the supplied adjustment bar from bending DAMHIK.  Rolling Eyes

I found a little locknut on mine. . . . .

Even better I managed to get it on last Saturday using a ladder platform across the bike, used ratchet straps to pull the bike up and get the load off the shock. Had a short run Saturday and Sunday. Went out yesterday with full panniers and so far happy with the outcome. I adjusted the entire of the preload out and started from there. So far only wound it up 3 turns. Feels steady but I don't push the K hard although a times I would have a good load on. It has left me finally able to get both feet flat on the ground. But, it has shown up that I need a fork oil change and now need to pull the forks up the required 10mm or so.


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22Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 19th April 2016, 14:33

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Just back and ready to report.
The rear is much stiffer than before and the bike feels like it has some proper damping. I've backed the spring off 1 complete turn as it did feel a bit stiff but always under control even at idiot riding velocities.
Unfortunately every action has an opposite and somewhat equal reaction. The rear used to play up with the old damper but now the front feels under sprung and a little too soft. It has new 15w oil in the forks so I'll add another 10cc per leg and may space the spring.
I'm not trying to build another track bike but just want to balance the feel but I am impressed.

    

23Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 19th April 2016, 15:08

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@Motorbike Mike wrote:Just back and ready to report.
The rear is much stiffer than before and the bike feels like it has some proper damping. I've backed the spring off 1 complete turn as it did feel a bit stiff but always under control even at idiot riding velocities.
Unfortunately every action has an opposite and somewhat equal reaction. The rear used to play up with the old damper but now the front feels under sprung and a little too soft. It has new 15w oil in the forks so I'll add another 10cc per leg and may space the spring.
I'm not trying to build another track bike but just want to balance the feel but I am impressed.
Thanks for the feedback Mike, I was looking at one of those for the K75.


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24Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 19th April 2016, 15:09

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Exactly the same reaction I had about my forks. Soft and undersprung was exactly my comment.

Unfortunately I don't know what oil is in there so am going to go for 10W and see. Is it better to go up to a mix with some 15W or instead just add more oil? My own instinct was to up the oil grade.

I backed the rear shock off all the way as am only at 75kg and felt it would be a good place to start. Its back on just 3 turns.


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25Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 19th April 2016, 16:51

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If anyone wants a YSS damper in the UK let me know.
The cheaper ME302-350T-01-8-X unit is £120 plus p&p and are available for K75 and K100's.

 and the MZ366-350TRL-01-8JX with adjustable ride height is £190 plus p&p




All K 16 vales MZ366-385TRL-01-8X are adjustable ride height only and cost £190 plus p&p





I'll need model specifics and as they are very popular, delivery times do vary.


Mike.

    

26Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 19th April 2016, 21:05

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Exactly the same reaction I had about my forks. Soft and undersprung was exactly my comment.
http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=40&Ct=MA&SbCt=BA_15_40_MA_25

Top set. I compared them to my Hagons and the tight-wound portions occupy just about the same length. The wire diameter is identical. I can't give a road comparison because Brick 2 still isn't finished. I'm running 10w oil and LFB's front end feels like it's off a different bike compared to the OEM when I got it.


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27Back to top Go down    Re: YSS Z Series Shockie on 4th May 2016, 17:02

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2nd ride-still solo.
The rear felt harsh at normal riding speeds so I wound off 2 turns of preload and set off out again. The bike wasn't much better so I begun to think about rebound damping. I put only 3 clicks in the positive (harder) direction and thing felt more controlled, less harsh and more comfortable.
I'm definitely heading in the right direction and will have another play next time I'm out but if it's now as good as it gets, I'm happy.

    

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