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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock options
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:09 pm 
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fish wrote:
As I said, will be glad to be proven wrong!
We'd all like to find that great shock.
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I have informations from pcx owners that are very happy with their new shocks, here in france, or in thailand. Better confort and riding abilities.

On my NC700 the shock has no settings, and i can tell the shock and the seat were very poors. On forza they are average, but that can be improved ! During the winter, i will ask about seat modification.


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Has anyone any comments on ride quality. I just want smooth!


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I get a fine smooth ride with yss z series at about $125 a pair. 230 lbs

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:29 pm 
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I switched to the Malossi rear shocks at the beginning of June. The ride is not smooth (remember that I came to the Forza from a Goldwing), but it is better. And I really like having the preload adjuster up at the top; it makes me much more likely to beef it up on Sunday mornings when the wife hops on to go to church.

Oh, and I didn't bother taking any pictures because the whole process was so simple.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:52 am 
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I had the Malossi shocks put on mine this year also. You are never going to eliminate a bumpy ride on a bumpy road with a scooter. But the ride is smoother than it was with the original shocks. There is a road here that I could hardly ride on before because of one bump after another, but with the new shocks it is much less jarring on the body going over the bumps.


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I have YSS G-Euro XL, which I thought were a waste of money until I increased the preload by ~30%.
The rear doesn't bottom out anymore and impacts aren't as jarring. Still not silky smooth though...


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New shocks from YSS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=66&v=vXghbpE-Gf8)... for SH300i... and the freaking NSS300A!

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Hello, guys,

I am a 2015 forza rider from Taiwan. Nice to meet you.
I have a few questions about the rear suspension, as you
mentioned in the previous discussion, YSS rear suspension seems to be a option,
I find one here at: https://bikerzbits.com/honda-forza-nss- ... white.html
And would like to know is there any further detail afterthought about this,
If this one is not suggested,then except ohlins is there other choice? such as bitubo, etc?
please kindly share your experience, thanks in advance.:)


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock options
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:08 am 
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I agree regarding the shocks on the new forza are pretty bad. Even at 94k, riding alone is an experience I've only had before at the fairground has a kid. To be honest it surprised and shocked me, sorry about the pun. And left me feeling a little disappointed has everything else seems fine. It is true once you have a pillion on the bike things seem much better. Reminds me of the old ford Capri sliding around due to lack of weight at the back. Back then I remember the police filling the sills with concrete to keep it on the straight and narrow.
So, after saying all that has anybody improved their forza with YSS or other shocks and when I say improved, I mean noticeable. I'd rather fork out for new shocks than numerous trips to the dentist.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock options
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:14 am 
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Well, to be honest it sounds like people are trying to justify having spent money on new shocks. Nobody's really said, wow fantastic improvement.
Maybe a heavy weight under the seat would help lol. Take it out when you get a pillion on the back lol
Oh, just before I go. On the original shocks they have different settings does changing that help if so which setting is best?


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Just a reminder, I found it easy to change the settings on the original rear shocks by inserting a big screw driver through the rear spring and pry it up. The adjuster can then be turned with the fingers, no special tool required. You might have to clean the adjuster first.


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Can I just add. If anyone is thinking of use bikerzbits in Bangkok for purchasing their suspension or any other product. I'd think again, after waiting a full week for an oil filter which only had to be delivered 200k from Bangkok. And being ignored of my inquiries to where my purchase was. I gave up and cancelled my order. But hey, up to you if you like the stress of Thai stupidity.


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Russpuss wrote:
Can I just add. If anyone is thinking of use bikerzbits in Bangkok for purchasing their suspension or any other product. I'd think again, after waiting a full week for an oil filter which only had to be delivered 200k from Bangkok. And being ignored of my inquiries to where my purchase was. I gave up and cancelled my order. But hey, up to you if you like the stress of Thai stupidity.

Yeah, they've been really slow to reply to emails lately. And they've botched 2/3 orders I've made with them.
BUT, they have rectified those two bad orders, and for that I cannot complain. So they've always come through.
On the most recent mishap I cancelled the order all together and bought (cheaper) from PowerByPCX instead...
I hope they get their act together soon, as they were quick to respond last year even if they made mistakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock options
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Well, the Malossi shocks were, as I said before, a great improvement over the stock shocks.

However, today I noticed that after about a year of service, they are weeping oil. There is a good bit of dirty grease arounbd the bottoms of the things which transferred to my wands when I was checking tire pressure earlier today.

I really don’t want to put the stock shocks back on.

So, two questions.

1) Has anyone else had trouble with Malossis starting to weep oil with only a year of use?
2) Can anyone who has installed the YKK and used them long-term speak to their reliability over time?

Thanks,
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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock options
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MBMyer wrote:
2) Can anyone who has installed the YKK and used them long-term speak to their reliability over time?


aHEM...

Make that YSS shocks. YKK make zippers.

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Changed shocks to the YSS TC 302-400-T Has made the ride much better


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