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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2019, 01:41:04 pm »
The OEM shock is rebuildable, and can be upgraded (revalved).  A nitrogen port needs to be added. Race Tech, and Adventure Power Sports-Boise,Idaho can do it for sure.

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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2019, 02:40:33 pm »
Do you happen to know approx. cost to do the stock shock modification?

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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2019, 03:11:37 pm »
Second Ted's cost query if I may!? I have a spare I would like to have re-charged and hose replaced due to it's being damaged in shipment.

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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2019, 03:55:29 pm »
Second Ted's cost query if I may!? I have a spare I would like to have re-charged and hose replaced due to it's being damaged in shipment.


I found a good info point at Race Tech website, but it's a little gray as far as an exact price is concerned, as we can see everyone wants something a little different.

IIRC the complete Rebuild/Inspect Labor rate is 175, then add parts/part kits you want. They also have a decent step-by-step photo walk through for doing it ourselves.

I my self am just interested in changing the oil and seals, plus inspection. It's pretty affordable.

http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/12/Kawasaki/Concours%2014%20ZG1400/2008-17 


I just used the Traxxion Dynamics service req. page for quote on said oil change/inspection viability and quote.

https://traxxion.com/customer-service/service-request/
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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2019, 01:50:36 am »
The OEM shock is rebuildable, and can be upgraded (revalved).  A nitrogen port needs to be added. Race Tech, and Adventure Power Sports-Boise,Idaho can do it for sure.
I went with Adventure Power Sports also (they were my "guy"), and they did a great job at a lesser of the cost of a new shock. I have been pleased with the riding I do.
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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2019, 11:04:19 am »
You will have to get a quote from Race Tech, I just had my shock rebuilt and resprung by Adventure Power
Sports for around $450, plus shipping both ways. Jay Jobes is the owner, 208 631 0520.
I am very sad to report that we have a lot of that "white manure" on the ground, so sadly,, I cannot give you a performance report. I am expecting that the shock will be somewhere between the $1100 Penske, and the OEM shock, like the old saying,"you get what you pay for".
The nitrogen fill valve was added, and the shock mounted just like the OEM, no issues.

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Re: New/rebuilt suspension options
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2019, 07:22:00 am »
You will have to get a quote from Race Tech, I just had my shock rebuilt and resprung by Adventure Power
Sports for around $450, plus shipping both ways. Jay Jobes is the owner, 208 631 0520.
I am very sad to report that we have a lot of that "white manure" on the ground, so sadly,, I cannot give you a performance report. I am expecting that the shock will be somewhere between the $1100 Penske, and the OEM shock, like the old saying,"you get what you pay for".
The nitrogen fill valve was added, and the shock mounted just like the OEM, no issues.

Yup, I figured less than $500 either shipping it, or doing it my self.

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