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Street triple suspension

Hi all

New to the forum and looking for advice if possible, I have a 2009 street triple and i find the rear suspension a bit soft.

I can get a ohlins rear shock and a good price. Would anyone know if i would be able to fit the ohlins spring to the std reaer shock and if so would this make a difference enough to be noticeable

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Probably not (it's still possible though - you'll have to find information on spring lengths and diameters) but even if you could do that it wouldn't be advisable. Putting a heavier spring on the same soft-ish unadjustable hydraulics will turn your back end into a pogo and probably worsen your rides.


If you don't change bikes every year, invest in a complete good shock. Maybe a Daytona shock might do it for cheap but there are a lot of lemons out there and some of them will simply break your back.
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there are a lot of lemons out there and some of them will simply break your back.
Using any citrus fruit as a shock absorber is asking for trouble tbh.

OTOH if you get a shock with the right spring for your weight it will better, although the progressive linkage makes anything worse than it could be, even citrus fruit (probably).
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