I agree with OGN. Just got my YSS in the mail yesterday. If I had more discretionary income, I probably would have purchased the Ohlins.
The dampener dial that allows you to customize the stiffness looks kinda cool, but again, that is a pretty high performance shock.
I am not an experienced enough rider to probably tell much of a difference in the feel on the road.
That being said, I am an expert at feeling whether my bank account has been dampened or not!
My main deciding factor was price. For me, personally, the YSS gave me the most for my limited funds.
Now to get that glorified slinky installed on Shadynasty!
where did you get your YSS shock from?
This is something I am very interested in as well. I watched Hard Racings Ohlins front fork install video last night.On motorcycles in general, the rear suspension is more critical than the front.
But when starting out with a completely stock Grom, the front suspension is SO bad, that you pretty much have to fix the front, just to be able to ride it. My wife didn't even want to ride hers, until I installed the full Ohlins kit with the correct springs for her weight. After doing the front end, it's like a new motorcycle.
On any motorcycle, suspension set-up begins with getting the correct springs in it for your weight. You may be able to work around the crude damping up front by switching to thicker fork oil after you have the correct springs in it.
You're not going to be able to afford a complete fork kit (springs and damping upgrades) for any $200. But you can do the correct fork springs for your weight and thicker fork oil.
Seriously mate, just punch it into google. Heaps of optionsThis is something I am very interested in as well. I watched Hard Racings Ohlins front fork install video last night.
My only hesitation is the lack of tool bench, vice, blow torch and or other relatively good heat source.
Is Ohlins pretty much the only option for front fork kits?
I'm gonna be doing some more research.
Are their any brands you would recommend looking into further, other than Ohlins?
Oh yeah, definitely need something. Ohlins in the front for sure, not sure on the rear yet.OGN, after looking at your picture from track day, it is in your best interest to reserve enough funds to procure the Ohlins front and rear susension, plus fork oil. If you can make the two specialized tools, or purchase/rent them from Hard Racing, the whole process will take you less than two hours. Hard Racing has the ideal instructional video for this procedure. On the track, I was going through all the suspension travel either with hard braking leading into the corner or the increased pressure as the lean angle increased. It will make the bike feel more rigid and in control as your confidence and speed increases.
Also, do not settle for good. Make that bike great!
.The biggest hangup is the actually the pegs right now. Any more lean angle than what I was doing would drag my pegs and feet. The pegs hit before I hit the tires edge. In it's current set up, I can't get to the edge of the tire. It's hard to see in the picture, but that's as far as I can go on the tire. Right there is hitting pegs,