Penske 8981 Series—Double Adjustable w/ remote reservoir
550 lb Hyperco spring for 160-190 lb rider (I’m 200) See this link, top of 2nd page:
18,000 miles—time for a refresh, needs new bottom bumper
Includes Penske Tech Manual, which is also available online, here:
PayPal only, and currently listed only on this forum. If no interest in a week, I'll move it to eBay.
Why am I selling? I started to send it out for service this past winter so it could be as good as my new Kyle forks, but Kyle doesn't service Penske, so while I was on the phone with LDH I decided to buy the Ohlins w/ Kyle link and just be done with it in one (expensive) step. But I can still recall how amazed I was when I shitcanned the awful OEM shock in 2008 and installed this Penske. The jarring ride was suddenly compliant, and some throttle on bumpy curves wasn’t life-threatening.
Note: I have this shock set to 332mm center-to-center length (ride height), vs the 326mm of the OEM unit. This is a perfect setting for improved turn-in response if you have the OEM link, but too long if you plan on using a Mori or a Kyle link. Interestingly, this 332 length puts the ride height at EXACTLY the same height as when using the Kyle link, because I just did back-to-back measurements from the Penske/OEM link to the Ohlins/Kyle link setups. My exhaust tip is exactly the same height from the ground with both setups. Anyway, adjust this shock's length accordingly.
The red mark on the preload collar is there so I could count the turns. Comes with the dirt that was on it when removed….which isn’t much. It’s lived its entire life protected by a hugger.