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    Change both rear bushing with Mnnthbx bushing, now what rear shock to get

    I wt 200-213 lbs and dieting down to 195 lbs and since I replaced my rear bushings with the Mnnthbx bushing I feel more of a pogo effect with my original 2014 shock, so what is a good reasonable shock to get to reduce the pogo effect, I was looking at YSS since I think Ohlin is over priced. Been looking at Kitaco rear shock

    Looks like ebay has some for good price
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/240mm-Red-R...8AAOSwvZNc8OoO

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-9-5-24...cAAOSwNaBc9jAM

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    I had good luck with my YSS. See my long term write-up in a post from a few days ago.
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    Cisco, the ones you linked have "air" in the title. I have something similar to that here, but it was only 20 bucks. It isn't a proper oil filled shock - just a rubber disc mounted on the shaft. In fact it looks remarkably like a bicycle pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nannagrom View Post
    Cisco, the ones you linked have "air" in the title. I have something similar to that here, but it was only 20 bucks. It isn't a proper oil filled shock - just a rubber disc mounted on the shaft. In fact it looks remarkably like a bicycle pump.
    Have you used it on a grom? I wt 210 lbs and was willing to try this shock due to the price and adjustment via adding nitrogen. I assume the seller got these from China via Alibaba

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiscoSanJose View Post
    I wt 200-213 lbs and dieting down to 195 lbs and since I replaced my rear bushings with the Mnnthbx bushing I feel more of a pogo effect with my original 2014 shock, so what is a good reasonable shock to get to reduce the pogo effect, I was looking at YSS since I think Ohlin is over priced. Been looking at Kitaco rear shock

    Looks like ebay has some for good price
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/240mm-Red-R...8AAOSwvZNc8OoO

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-9-5-24...cAAOSwNaBc9jAM
    For the price I'd buy a Kitaco shock, pretty happy with mine. Or a CNC Takegawa one, those are height adjustable which is a nice feature.
    Or a RB shock but that's already a lot more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    For the price I'd buy a Kitaco shock, pretty happy with mine. Or a CNC Takegawa one, those are height adjustable which is a nice feature.
    Or a RB shock but that's already a lot more expensive.
    I was looking at the Kitaco shock but decided to try these out, if it doesn't work for my riding style I will either get the Kitaco or YSS shocks. Thanks for the feed back

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    I'm afraid the spring rate ring will be difficult to adjust on the Grom on those.

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    i weigh 210, the yss works great for me.

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    I was looking up Power Tank N2 Race Shock Inflator Kit and other kits to refill the shock with nitrogen and the kit price is the same as buying the Ohlins shocks so if the air shocks work pretty good I will get the kit since it can be used to adjust the shocks on 4x4 trucks with gas shocks. Never know that I might need it if I upgrade my 2008 Toyota 4x4 tundra truck's shocks with gas shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CiscoSanJose View Post
    Have you used it on a grom? I wt 210 lbs and was willing to try this shock due to the price and adjustment via adding nitrogen. I assume the seller got these from China via Alibaba
    Yes. It was rubbish. The 'valve' wore very quickly - though I was doing a lot of forest riding - and it became little more than a pogo stick.

    And if you're thinking you might use it as a base to make a decent shock, forget it. It would be more time and effort than it is worth just to get the thing to seal, even for oil. Nitrogen is never going to stay inside it.
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