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Old 17-10-20, 12:34 AM   #31
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Old 17-10-20, 08:10 AM   #32
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I'm now trying to decide between shockfactory non-piggy back and YSS piggy back for progressive spring. I reckon the former's going to win. Everything I've read says you only really need piggyback if you're a fat muncher. I'm 90kg but the bike's about 250kg
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Old 17-10-20, 08:57 AM   #33
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I thought piggy backs were overkill for me. I was tempted by the model up from mine as they had hydraulic preload adjustment but it doubled the price as the whole shock was an upgrade. TEC do piggy back shocks for 159. There has been many that have collapsed. I'd rather spend on quality component than additional extras. I think either shock you're looking at will be a massive improvement.
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Old 17-10-20, 09:51 AM   #34
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I'm now trying to decide between shockfactory non-piggy back and YSS piggy back for progressive spring. I reckon the former's going to win. Everything I've read says you only really need piggyback if you're a fat muncher. I'm 90kg but the bike's about 250kg
If you've any queries, it's worth giving the guy at shock factory a phone. He was really helpful when I spoke to him about an SV shock. He took my details, I ordered over the phone and the shock came already set up with the preload and damping for my weight.

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Old 17-10-20, 07:50 PM   #35
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'TEC do piggy back shocks for 159. There has been many that have collapsed.' A wonder they still supply them in that case. I got some for a Triumph T100 but sent them back. They did give a full refund.
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'TEC do piggy back shocks for 159. There has been many that have collapsed.' A wonder they still supply them in that case. I got some for a Triumph T100 but sent them back. They did give a full refund.
TEC do some good bits for the T100. I got their cam (improved the bike no end), fuel booster and preload adjusters. Their fork springs and emulator are ok, but their shocks a very low quality. People have also found the piggy backs had no gas pressure. Quality control seems to have been the issue. Glad you got your money back, they seem a decent company. My point was that piggy backs still need to have a good shock attached to them
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Old 21-10-20, 02:47 PM   #37
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I had no problem with the company, they were good to deal with. I gave up with the T100 (old carb model) and got a moto guzzi v7.2 which was even worse suspension, absolutely terrible, got rid of that as soon as I could after more failed attempts at replacing rear shocks myself. Subsequently had Honda cbf1000fa,honda cb650f and suzuki sv650a all ridden with original monoshock rear suspension without any problem.
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