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MartinW

MartinW
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I've been looking for a short shock for my K75s. I tried a couple of BM wreckers to no avail. I'm now looking at a YSS short shock. I'd appreciate views on YSS or alternatives.
Regards Martin.


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2Back to top Go down   YSS Short Shock. Empty Re: YSS Short Shock. on Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:15 am

Point-Seven-five

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Martin, I have had a YSS shock on the rear of my 16V K100RS for two years and 8,000 miles now.  It's set up with minimum spring preload and the damping on the lighter side.  I wouldn't say it's totally dialed in, but it's pretty close.  This is the bike I use most of the season riding one up for commuting on the interstate, and for fun rides in the hills.

So far, I find it provides a comfortable ride and it makes the bike feel planted and secure in bumpy turns.  It feels a lot like the Fox Twin Clicker that I had on an earlier K100RS.  Bottom line is that it has a lot to offer for the price.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down   YSS Short Shock. Empty Re: YSS Short Shock. on Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:28 am

Two Wheels Better

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They're making some good stuff with origins in Thailand these days.


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

4Back to top Go down   YSS Short Shock. Empty Re: YSS Short Shock. on Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:29 pm

MartinW

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Thanks TWB and Gryph I've been running RAD OEM rebuilds which have been great, however my newest seat (Corbin) requires me to lower the bike a little. Some of you guys collect whole Bricks but for some reason I'm accumulating seats and top boxes. Five seats now and it was six top boxes now down to four, in order to finance the upgraded shock a clearance sale will be on the cards.  Rod at RAD can shorten the OEM 20 mm, but without sourcing a different spring reckons it will be too harsh. So it looks like the YSS will be the go.
Regards Martin.


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5Back to top Go down   YSS Short Shock. Empty Re: YSS Short Shock. on Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:21 pm

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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YSS was pretty good.  Lots of questions about how the bike is used, then they set the shock up for you.  All that you need to do is tweak the preload and the damping.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down   YSS Short Shock. Empty Re: YSS Short Shock. on Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:44 pm

MartinW

MartinW
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Thanks Gryph, I'm now in the process of pulling out my excess stock and putting it on Ebay. 
Regards Martin.


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