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08-05-2011 05:24 PM
Trailhead4x4 The fork on mine has a Showa label, is the rear shock made by Showa as well?
08-05-2011 12:14 PM
jondog9 I don't care what it looks like.
If it is functional, and serves a purpose, than I'm happy.
Besides, to me, it looks fine.
That's not a high visibility area, and i'm thinking maybe that it's somewhat efficient at deflecting heat. Cause they remind me of the spark plug insulators on my daughters mustang she had to protect the wires from the headers.
08-05-2011 11:49 AM
Color01
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Originally Posted by SubSailor View Post

Here's a photo of my Penske shock I had for my Suzuki showing the shock sock.

That looks like
08-05-2011 10:20 AM
SubSailor
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I want to buy a hugger, but the only one that's at a decent price is the Tyga, which looks more pretty than useful.

Actually, seems you're running the Tyga. How does your undertail/shock look? Does it offer wide enough protection?
It probably prevents some road grime from reaching the shock, but it's not totally effective, especially if I get caught in rain. The the whole bike is covered in sand and grit.

What Ohlins recommends for their shocks is, after washing the bike, squirt a little WD-40 on the shaft to lubricate it and protect it from corrosion.

The shock sock (if it was possible to use on this bike) would be far more effective since it covers the entire shock.

Here's a photo of my Penske shock I had for my Suzuki showing the shock sock.
08-05-2011 01:32 AM
raylee Yeah, I cleaned my bike and there are a lot of tough to reach places... D:
In any case I plan on getting some new fairings over the winter. My current fairings are in horrible shape.
08-05-2011 12:04 AM
madbuyer
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Hmm... my bike doesn't have a rear hugger and I noticed that my rear shock and undertail get really pelted by a lot of random crap my tire picks up. Could that have anything to do with why my shock blew so early?
That and the extreme heat given off by the exhaust system...a hugger for sure would help. I hate a dirty shock, they are such a bitch to clean.
08-04-2011 08:25 PM
raylee I have an SP2
08-04-2011 08:16 PM
Waldo Do you have an SP1 or SP2?
08-04-2011 07:31 PM
raylee I want to buy a hugger, but the only one that's at a decent price is the Tyga, which looks more pretty than useful.

Actually, seems you're running the Tyga. How does your undertail/shock look? Does it offer wide enough protection?
08-04-2011 07:30 PM
SubSailor
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Hmm... my bike doesn't have a rear hugger and I noticed that my rear shock and undertail get really pelted by a lot of random crap my tire picks up. Could that have anything to do with why my shock blew so early?
Quite possibly. The tire throws grit onto the shaft that can wear the seal.
Traxxion-Dynamics makes a "shock sock" that covers the shock to ward off sand and stuff.
But, the shock is so close to the rear pipe, I was worried it would melt.
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