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It worries me that they don't show it mounted to the bike. Just curious about interference with that reservoir.

Yeah, I know, I'm a fear monger... >:D
Nah, that's a legitimate concern.

I just emailed YSS USA for an answewr to your question about that, and to see if there are other YSS shocks they would recommended instead for the R3.

Answer tomorrow, hopefully.

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It would also be interesting to find out if the end could be removed and the rod cut down and rethreaded for people that are looking to lower the bike instead of using that rinky dink shock that they are using now.
And get the remote reservoir version with compression and rebound adjustment.
 

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It would also be interesting to find out if the end could be removed and the rod cut down and rethreaded for people that are looking to lower the bike instead of using that rinky dink shock that they are using now.
And get the remote reservoir version with compression and rebound adjustment.
I've asked them about a lowering shock that would fit the R3, too. Their shocks come in many lengths...

Answers tomorrow, most likely.
 

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$297.00 shipped

pre load adjustable only. Likely to be superior to the stock shock.

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No dampening adjustment, chances of china getting it right are eleventy billion to one.
Standard would be better.


Change for change sake on bikes rarely works better than OEM.
 

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No dampening adjustment, chances of china getting it right are eleventy billion to one.
Standard would be better.


Change for change sake on bikes rarely works better than OEM.
YSS is actually a Thai company, started in 1988. They build high end shocks (at reasonable prices because of their location) and are highly respected globally.

Since 2001 they've had QS 9000 and ISO 9002 Certification from TÜV Rhineland / Berlin Brandenburg in Germany.

Their R&D and testing is done in Australia and products are built to German TÜV and Japanese Standards.

At the beginning of 2005, Offline Racing Australia was recruited by YSS to develop a new generation of gas shocks. Walter Preisig (Y.S.S. Australia) has been developing racing suspension in Australia for over 25 years.

Later in the same year, Harry Essen, well known as the father of Low Speed/High Speed Gas Shocks and the former owner of Technoflex in Holland joined YSS.

Their professional race team won in the Australian Championships, Thailand Championships, Japan Championships and other national racing programs.

They've recently been moving into the global market.

Sometimes it pays to do the research first..................
 

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YSS has 2 'proper' R3 applications. Use those instead. MZ366-275TRL-12 and -275TRCL. The cost differential is negligible. The piggyback 275TRWL is designed for the R25 but might not fit the R3. Might need some undertail/batterybox surgery.
 
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> Change for change sake on bikes rarely works better than OEM.

OEM is the cheapest piece of **** the manufacturer could get out of their supplier. That goes in spades for suspension and brakes. Now if you're talking a $15,000+ bike things are different but even then cutting corners isn't unknown.
 

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Since 2001 they've had QS 9000 and ISO 9002 Certification from TÜV Rhineland / Berlin Brandenburg in Germany.
TUV handling their certification is nothing to scoff at... I've spent a good bit of time arguing with TUV over the years.. they're very... 'dtailed'.. folks.

Odd they have 9002, instead of 9001 which covers the NPI processes for new products... but maybe that is because, like you said, development is handled elsewhere.
 

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To me ISO9001 means nothing - all it proves is that the recipient has reliable documentation and a verifiable and repeatable process to produce utter junk, or maybe fantastic stuff. It has no bearing on the quality of the output and indeed that isn't even part of the evaluation.
 

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Utterly incorrect. ISO9001 from a responsible notified body would mean you have a feedback loop for defects found during the entire lifecycle of the product - including customer feedback.

ISO9001 from someone other than the big names in notified bodies... well.. is worthless.

On a higher level.. .a company that treats it like a 'must have just to gain certain parts of the market' instead of a business management system...well... they're just not gonna do all that well.


To me ISO9001 means nothing - all it proves is that the recipient has reliable documentation and a verifiable and repeatable process to produce utter junk, or maybe fantastic stuff. It has no bearing on the quality of the output and indeed that isn't even part of the evaluation.
 

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What is the price on one of these? Also where can one order one from?
 

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I din't see the price listed there, Aufitt. Have you guys seen the ohlins shock at KD Racing Project that Stirz and I bought? I think I paid $647(?), shipped from Thailand. It's fully adjustable.
 
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