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post #1 of 24 Old 06-24-2012, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Finding good solutions for the rear shock 919

Hello, my rear shock absorber died and I want to search good solution for it replacement.
I don't have a lot of money for buy aftermarket rear shock. I ready to spend about 300$.
Now i have 02 dead rear shock.

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-24-2012, 03:43 AM
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Search the threads, man, EVERYONE has posted on this topic.....

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Also search the classifieds, used shocks pop up regularly for $50 to $100 or so.

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Search the threads, man, EVERYONE has posted on this topic.....
I saw many threads in the search, but I would like to find a better solution for me and my wallet )
I found a message which says that the replacement to 04, is a step forward, but I read that also can buy aftermarket kit from 04 - and it will be better.

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The only option other than replacement is to find a shop locally that will repair yours.

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It is very expensive repair shock absorbers, about 300$ =)))

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It is very expensive repair shock absorbers, about 300$ =)))
The most frugal solution will be used OEM unit.
An 04 or later with your early spring retrofitted to it would be worth trying, seeing as there is about 300 # / inch difference in spring rate.

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I have a 02 919 as well. What is the difference between the 02 and the later 04 up shocks in respect to the spring. The 04 and up also have rebound I believe.

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Early spring was harder [1200lbs?], later spring was softer [ca. 800lbs]. Another poster may correct me if I'm wrong. Yes, later shock was adjustable for rebound, but no-one seems to think that made it any better.... I have an '03 bike - ditched the non-adjustable shock in favour of a YSS. Confusingly, the Honda spring measured out as a 800-lb one, so perhaps mods had been done previously. Have ended up with 1000lb spring on the YSS, but probably should have gone stiffer, to 1200 or so...maybe the next tax break will see a change there...

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Thanks all for replies.
May be someone tried to install rear shock from Yamaha R6?
This very seems, length 290mm, stock length on 919 285mm.
But I'm not sure there is enough space for reservoir, It's located right on the shock absorber in a horizontal position.
Probably my friend give me shock from Yamaha R6 and i try to install it.

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Use the search feature to find threads and posts that included using F3 or F4 rear shocks. My recollection is that the F3 was too short but the F4 w.as pretty close. I am not sure, so you need to check carefully. BUT even if the shock length is OK and has the correct ends to mount same as 919, the F springs are much too soft for a 919 so an aftermarket spring would have to be purchased.
For the 300 $$ you have to spend, I suggest you find a cheap used 919 shock and use the savings for something else.

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Having sold my Progressive 420 shock in antcipation of throwing on an Ohlins unit, I had to revert back to the 02 shock. What I can tell you is that I not only noticed changes in how the rear end responded (naturally), and not only in how the front end responded as a result of the rear end, but the entire chassis just flat out got worse. I was horrified at the difference and like ndspd says, ignorance indeed is bliss!

The 02-03 shocks are just a laughing joke at best and complete trash to say in the least. The 04+ shocks are only marginally better. Yes, upgrading the shock to whatever you can find at this point is a significant upgrade from the stock 919 shock to say in the least. I truly cannot wait to get my Ohlins shock and throw it onto the bike because I just started grad school today at a different university. This means I now have a 30 mile commute on mostly back roads which will no doubtfully be a major blast. Right now its downright terrifying in some areas.

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Psshhh, I've been riding around on a stock 03 shock for the last 15,000 miles just fine. Ignorance is bliss! Although I am excited to put on my Hagon shock, just need to find a center stand somewhere...

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Psshhh, I've been riding around on a stock 03 shock for the last 15,000 miles just fine. Ignorance is bliss! Although I am excited to put on my Hagon shock, just need to find a center stand somewhere...
Yup, same here. Rode a long time with the stock shock on my first 919. Changed it out when I had an opportunity on the current 919 and what a world of difference that even the Progressives 420 shock makes!

as for center stand, you are more than welcomed to come down to my place and use my garage/stand!

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Yup, same here. Rode a long time with the stock shock on my first 919. Changed it out when I had an opportunity on the current 919 and what a world of difference that even the Progressives 420 shock makes!

as for center stand, you are more than welcomed to come down to my place and use my garage/stand!
Steal his Ohlins while you're there.

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Psshhh, I've been riding around on a stock 03 shock for the last 15,000 miles just fine. Ignorance is bliss! Although I am excited to put on my Hagon shock, just need to find a center stand somewhere...
Let me know whey you have some time off, I have a phobman stand we can use, and I'll give you a hand. Swapping the shock will take less than 30 minutes.

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I don't have a lot of money for buy aftermarket rear shock. I ready to spend about 300$.
Now i have 02 dead rear shock.
Have you checked ebay? $300 might get you a used aftermarket shock, but probably not a new one. You should be able to find a decent used OEM shock for much less than $300.

The problem with an R6 shock is, even if you make it fit, it's designed for a bike with linkage suspension.

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Thanks for the offer guys, I think I'll try the jackstand method with a piece of rebar as I'll need a method to do this myself anyways.

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