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  • Offline haggetty

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    Rear OE Shock Absorber.
    on: May 31, 2022, 09.15 am
    May 31, 2022, 09.15 am
    Hi,

    For sale is my original rear Shock Absorber.
    This was removed after only 1500miles from a 70 plate Crosstourer.
    I had a Maxton conversion and the bike was sold with that, so this is available and in virtually as new condition - see pics.

    To be honest, I shouldn’t have bothered with the Maxton, it didn’t offer an advantage.

    £225 if you come and collect or a bit extra if postage is required.

    Many thanks.







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    Re: Rear OE Shock Absorber.
    Reply #1 on: May 31, 2022, 11.27 am
    May 31, 2022, 11.27 am
    *Originally Posted by haggetty [+]
    To be honest, I shouldn’t have bothered with the Maxton, it didn’t offer an advantage.

    Really surprised that you found no change with the Maxton shock. I fitted one to mine and admittedly solo riding very little difference but once a pasenger got on the bike thats when the big difference was noticed or when loading up with camping gear.

    Mick.

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    Re: Rear OE Shock Absorber.
    Reply #2 on: May 31, 2022, 12.05 pm
    May 31, 2022, 12.05 pm
    The Maxton was surprisingly not much different in feel to the stock shock - as you have found.
    I rarely take a pillion so as I say, no real advantage.

    The big improvement was getting the forks done by Maxton. All the unpleasant front end harshness was pretty much solved.

    The standard rear shock is fairly simple but according to Maxton, robust and designed to last 30-50,000 miles. Preload adjuster can seize as we know but most shocks are set and forget (which is why they seize).
    Their own shock needs a service every 10,000 or so due to the thinner oils used and the lower friction (finer) seals.

     


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