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rc rear shock replacement

Ok, so has anyone had any experience with aftermarket rear shocks other than ohlins? I know they r the best but I would like to know if someone else makes a good shock with remote reservoir that's a little cheaper. I have a 2000 model RC and aftermarket products are getting harder to come by anyway.
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you can get ohlins for the RC pretty cheap right now online, you also can get half a dozen other shocks, Penske, Mupo, Bitubo, and few others. I believe hard racing has them for 949 (ohlins that is)
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Elka brand is on par with Penske....nicely built



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all are between 700 and 900 btw
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you can get ohlins for the RC pretty cheap right now online, you also can get half a dozen other shocks, Penske, Mupo, Bitubo, and few others. I believe hard racing has them for 949 (ohlins that is)
Yep, Hard Racing had Ohlins for 20% off.
Saved myself $246 on one for my FZ1.

Elka and Penske are very fine shocks as well.
Penske has an incredible array of various valving options.

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Quick question,

The Ohlins shock is sold out for the 2000-2001 RC51 models, but there is still stock on the 2002-2006 RC51 SP2.

Now I have a 2000 RC51 with a SP2 Swingarm. Am I able to use the 2002 Ohlins shock. I'm thinking yes, but thought I would ask. I also have a Kyle Racing link if that matters.

Price is 949.00 right now at Hard Racing.

There is also good deals on ELKA right now. I'm wondering if saving $150 and grabbing an ELKA is worth it, or is that just to good of a price on the Ohlins?
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The Ohlins HO-204 shock fits all RC51s.
I would also search for a used HO-204 up for sale as well.
You could grab the shock for much cheaper than new.
And for the money saved, you could have it serviced and sprung properly to your weight.

Elka is a fine shock, made in Canada.
However, due to market penetration, you'll probably find more Ohlins service locations than Elka.
Also, Ohlins USA does a quick turn-around on the shocks as well and are very friendly.

However, from what I understand, the Elka is more user serviceable than Ohlins, and doesn't require special tools, other than a spring compressor and nitrogen source.
Watched an example of shock servicing on the Internet that used an Elka as an example, and it was very straight forward.

I heard the Penske shock is also user serviceable in a similar manner.
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i'm going to go with an Elka, i've heard very good things.

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i'm going to go with an Elka, i've heard very good things.
Going with the 2-way or 3-way adjustable version?
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definitely the 3 way. looks like they are going for about 890.....which is not too bad considering its being setup out of the box custom for your weight, riding style, and level of experience.

They are custom made to the order and cheaper then the Ohlins. The Ohlins are going for 1200

I love Ohlis and they offer a great product. i have full Ohlins on my Aprilia. I'm just looking to see what else is out there and how they compare. Elka sounds like a very similair product at a bit cheaper price.

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