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probably the same suspension questions from all newbies

What's up gang...I just took my recently acquired rc51 on a speed run on a private road..the road itself was new and smooth so the bike gripped and got to speed beautifully..but I bought this bike to attack Palomar mtn 1-2 times a week and those roads are not smooth. In fact the east grade (sometimes nicknamed the "fast side") is a truck access road and all torn up from heavy trucks..well my question is: should I invest a suspension link (recommended from a member here on a YouTube chat) or just save my hard earned money and pluck it down for an ohlins rear shock? My gut says just save to get the ohlins shock...but the three clicker or fully adjustable one? A grand or so difference...my bike is not going to be a regular at any track(no time) and most my decent riding comes from canyons/mountains in my "backyard"... thanks all and be safe! 2003 rc51,2 to 1 low exhaust,pcIII,custom map, 15/42 gearing, and the rest stock..

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If you have stock suspension, then an upgrade to a higher performance shock combined with a spring to match your weight/riding style will benefit greatly.

Combine this also with upgrading your fork internals with better valving and again, a spring to complement the rear.

I'd start with this first, then if you need more, then consider changing out the rear link.
If your weight is near or over the 200 lb. mark, then the suggestion is to keep the OEM link.
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If you have stock suspension, then an upgrade to a higher performance shock combined with a spring to match your weight/riding style will benefit greatly.

Combine this also with upgrading your fork internals with better valving and again, a spring to complement the rear.

I'd start with this first, then if you need more, then consider changing out the rear link.
If your weight is near or over the 200 lb. mark, then the suggestion is to keep the OEM link.
cool thanks..i am rocking a hefty 140-145lbs so it feels like the bike doesnt notice me, if that makes any sense..going to play around with the stock for now before dropping hunk of change on an ohlins rear shock..
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