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[ST] Re: ST-triumphnet.com Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1
- Subject: [ST] Re: ST-triumphnet.com Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1
- From: "Nancy Henderson" <marmots05@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 09:44:08 -0700
I put a Penske 8981 ($800) on earlier this year. I've put a few thousand
miles on the shock, I love it! Paul says there used to be a lot more
movement in the panniers, which is gone now. It really makes the bike feel
planted, at least in the rear. I haven't done anything to the front yet.
Paul said he'd buy me a Race Tech kit for my birthday, what a guy.
We rode up to McClellan viewpoint overlooking Mt. St. Helens yesterday.
There were about a dozen bikes in the lot, all Harley's and Ducs, and no
cars. I felt very comfortable ripping around on it, though I think I should
stiffen up the compression a little more. I used to be able to leave Paul
in the dust when he rode a cruiser, then he bought a Buell last year and I
can't do that anymore. I can keep up with him though, and I think the shock
helps, plus I haven't scraped the pegs or fairing since putting it on. It
also feels a lot more plush when just cruising along. A nice taut ride,
though a bit too active in the forks.
Nancy in Portland
02' Triumph Sprint ST
95' Yamaha YZF600
88' Yamaha YSR50
> Who amongst us has fitted a Penske or other high-end aftermarket shock and
> what did you think of it?
> I have Race-Tech'd the front end and to restore the balance the back end
> needs stiffening...especially when riding two-up.
> Interested in all comments...
> Lance R.
> '03 Sprint ST
> '03 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans Rosso Corsa
> '03 Yamaha XT225
> '05 KTM Adventure 950
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