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Hey All,

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My '00 only has around 800 miles on it, but I was wondering if the stock suspension has a "shelf life"? I'm not experiencing any issues, no leaks, or anything, but I was wondering if it may be time to consider an upgrade due to age?

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800 miles in 16 years and you want to put new suspension it.
Nah i wouldn't bother, just keep it standard if your not planning to put many more miles on it as it would be a complete waste of money. You haven't had time to get used to the oe suspension yet
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800 miles in 16 years and you want to put new suspension it.
Nah i wouldn't bother, just keep it standard if your not planning to put many more miles on it as it would be a complete waste of money. You haven't had time to get used to the oe suspension yet
I got the bike last year with 218 miles on it. I plan on riding it quite a bit, but the real question was if I needed to change it. I already have plans on upgrading, but my question was more of if I should move it up in my list of priorities or not.

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What you are really getting when you buy quality aftermarket suspension is a greater margin of safety and a greater margin of error. The more comfortable and compliant the suspension is the faster you can ride with less drama and the more realistic your chances are that when you do make a mistake the bike will remain composed and correct itself. If you are already fighting the bike's suspension then anytime you do put additional forces into the chassis through a mistake that leaves no room for the bike to resolve the input and the RC51 needs all the help it can get...
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I got the bike last year with 218 miles on it. I plan on riding it quite a bit, but the real question was if I needed to change it. I already have plans on upgrading, but my question was more of if I should move it up in my list of priorities or not.

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Oh i see, if it isn't leaking and feels ok then just ride it as it is until you either can afford, the shock starts to fail or you are riding beyond the oe shocks capabilities
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