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    Good replacement shock for my 88 R100RS?

    I've been into bikes for 30 yrs but this is my 1st BMW. I have an 88 rs w/ 54k miles. It presently has a blue springed Koni shock which feels like it's pretty tapped out. Not sure if these are rebuildable or even should be? I put new steering head bearings in it last week as the originals were down right dangerous! The steering was rather spooky before. We're still socked in w/ winter in VT and I'd like to get things sorted out before spring. I'm about 180lbs and do mostly solo riding if that info is needed? Looking forward to chatting w/ you folks and delving into the boxer world. Thx

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    consider YSS

    I rebuilt the suspension on my recently purchased '88 RS two years ago.
    I used YSS shock and Hyperpro/YSS spring and cartidge emmulator in the front. Dealt with Tom Cutter who was most helpful. I also replaced the steering head bearings and installed a San Jose top plate for anchoring the fork tops. I felt that YSS was a very good bang for the buck. All good investments. Bike handles very well now.
    Theo Marks '74 R75/6, '88R100RS

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    Thanks mark

    Is there a specific company that handles YSS or is direct from the manufacturer? Have you relocated your bars w/ the new upper triple clamp? I believe my front end is stock, I just changed the fork oil so far.

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    I'm happy with the Works shock on my 88 R100 RT.
    Jeff in W.C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saggs View Post
    Is there a specific company that handles YSS or is direct from the manufacturer? Have you relocated your bars w/ the new upper triple clamp? I believe my front end is stock, I just changed the fork oil so far.
    Rubber Chicken Racing Garage offers YSS systems. Run by Tom Cutter, who writes the racing column in the ON.

    http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/yss.html
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