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Very nice. I'd like to get one for my bike, but they don't show to make one. From what I've heard about em, you won't be disappointed. Can't say myself tho

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I put a Penske shock and spring on my last bike, a 07' Yamaha FJR. It was amazing what the shock did for that bike, bumps while in a corner were a non event and the bike just tracked true. I also had the forks rebuilt by GP suspension and it was also a huge improvement. Keep in mind there was nothing wrong with the stock shock and forks but having top notch components made a very noticeable change.

I'm very seriously considering the Penske spring and shock for my XC which is basically in XCT configuration. The only reservation I have is that every now and then my lovely wife rides with me and I'm not sure the Penske shock would be the best for both riding situations with the weight varying with her on and or off. The nice thing about the stock shock is that it can be adjusted for load by changing the air pressure. Not so with the Penske.

So my question is, do you guys think that if I have the shock tuned for me at 250+ pounds for what is 98% of my riding will the ride be good enough when my wife of 140 pounds is on board very occasionally?

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I hear nothing but good things about this shock. Maybe I'll get one for myself one of these seasons. Good luck with it. Hope you have a smooth install.



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I think the best person to answer your question is the guy I bought it from...Dan at Traxxion Dynamics Traxxion Dynamics Motorcycle Suspension Service
Thanks Maxx, I'll give him a shout next year!

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I have one on my bike. Nice upgrade and unlike the stock unit it can be rebuilt. They claim it needs to be rebuilt every 40,000 miles so I think I'm already due for a rebuild.

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Draper.. Call Dan. He will need the info of your weight and your spouse, give him the weight of the trunk plus avg cargo and he can have it set accordingly.

After having it a while I became accustomed to it and I don't notice it so much. When I first installed it I was really surprised how much it improved the ride over a new oem shock I was using.

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Draper.. Call Dan. He will need the info of your weight and your spouse, give him the weight of the trunk plus avg cargo and he can have it set accordingly.

After having it a while I became accustomed to it and I don't notice it so much. When I first installed it I was really surprised how much it improved the ride over a new oem shock I was using.

Thanks for the advice Joseph, I'm planing on it first of the year. Curious, do you notice much change in the ride quality when you change the weight on the bike considerably or if or when you have a passenger?

When I had a Penske on my last bike, for the most part I always rode alone, in fact I had a Corbin rear trunk that took place of the rear seat. Got a new girlfriend that is now my bride and she loves to ride on the back, which was really the reason I changed and got my Victory. Don't get me wrong, I love my XC. The Vic is the best bike I've ever owned but the Yamaha FJR was a great bike too.

The Penske shock did wonders for my last bike and I'm sure it will be great for my XC.

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I'm curious as to what the shock costs, any replies?

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Merry Christmas. Let us know what you think of the new shock. My XRs shock is going southbound quickly. Need a new one, been putting up with it for a few thousand miles. Bike now has 35+Ks on it now. Would really like a new shock. Let us know what you think after a ride. Also could you send me a message as to what cost actually were? Thanks, Mike.

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