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      Carter
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      @carter69
      Llanelli
      GT125R

      I have been doing some research looking for a better shock that don’t break the bank and have come to the conclusion that a Kawasaki ninja shock such as zx6, 636 ext. May fit the hyosung gt’s… Has anyone tried this? If so do you only swap the shock or do you need the full linkage aswell? Or does anybody know of a shock that does fit? I AM HOPING TO RAISE THE REAR END A COUPLE INCHES TOO SO HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT SLIGHTLY BIGGER MAY ALSO WORK… also a bit thicker may not be a problem as I will be fabricating a stainless exhaust so can reroute the pipe if I need to…

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      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
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      GTR

      I notice the gt125s can come with either step type rear shock or threaded type not sure if they are different but anyway is the suspension on these absolutely shocking or is mine just in dying need of a rebuild?

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      You can use the GT650 shock as its more firm and it does raise up the bike a little bit.

      The old gen shocks are much better wearing because i like the step_mountain clicking adjustment , than screwing type.  Both shocks do need religious greasing to keep rust at bay though and their legs painted.    New shape shocks found on newer bikes suffer from the “warp bending” effect on the legs when rider is always on the bike everyday , eventually it sways .  However, the leg metal plate that a bolt slots through can be taken off and a fabricator can copy it easily and use much stronger steel.

      Various bandit shocks are known to fit the hyos but they are without some modifications in some cases. Sometimes the hyo’s under tray needs cutting/trimming around for clearances etc.  I never bothered with it since i am still using an old gen shock 40k miles later, i just put it on the stiffest setting and that also includes carrying luggage or a pillion sometimes.

      However it does remind me i should probably spend this winter and see if i can mess about with my donor aquilas as they have double shocks which are old but surprisingly holding up fine!

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

      • #6622
        Carter
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        @carter69
        Llanelli
        GT125R

        That maybe my problem then I have the new type and I find the back end feels like I got nothing pinning the wheel down I feel every stone and bump and at doesn’t feel too stiff it feels like it sagged just sitting near enough on bottom out the 650 part are hard to find lol … And what’s your opinion on the Kawasaki idea ??

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