There seem to 100's of tire inquiry threads that generate tons of opinions. Likewise, there are quite a few replacement shock threads but I can't find any that help me decide if I really need to replace the shock. So, as a new member and new rider, here goes my request:
I recently tackled and completed my first clutch spline and drive shaft spline lube, thanks to this forum. A little more reading on the Forum and I am wondering about the OEM shock on my 1995 K75RT, 41,000 miles. I never knew what it's life span should be and the various postings make me wonder what's the status of my bike's shock. Is there anyway I can effectively measure/gauge it? This is my first bike, as of last August, so I do not have the subjective ability that comes with experience. Along those lines, I am quickly learning that the motorcycle is probably a never ending repository of my cash. My attempts at DIY helps minimize that pain, but only slightly.
Assuming the answer is understandable by me and I determine the shock should be replaced, I've narrowed it down, from all the other discussions on performance, value, etc, etc to the Progressive line. Best prices I've found for the 412 Series is $207, 420 series is $410, and 465 series is $368. Any suggestions on why I should pick, or stay away from, any of these three?
Thanks in advance for any help thrown my way.