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I bought more parts again. This time I RD400 stuff and I got a set of Marzocchi AG Strada shocks, I think. Thats at least what I am told they are. So can someone school me on these?

Google came back with a couple Ducati and Laverda sites. Looks like they were OEM on a couple models and difficult to find.

I dont know the exact length but they are the same as the RD400 stock shocks.

 

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Those are Strada shocks alright. OEM on Ducati pantah's but excellent aftermarket bits as well. Rebuild kits are still available and reasonable but you have to order them from england.

they are gas charged charged shocks, and if I recall correctly you can remove those caps and adjust the chaging by addidng or subtracting compressed air.

what else do you want to know? they are about as good as comparable year ohlins but with slightly less bling.
 

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Those are Strada shocks alright. OEM on Ducati pantah's but excellent aftermarket bits as well. Rebuild kits are still available and reasonable but you have to order them from england.

they are gas charged charged shocks, and if I recall correctly you can remove those caps and adjust the chaging by addidng or subtracting compressed air.

what else do you want to know? they are about as good as comparable year ohlins but with slightly less bling.
 

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Just curious how they showed up on an RD400 but I guess they were just the right size.

How about what are they worth? I'll probably just stick them up with the clipons I have for a special bike one day or hoard them.

I found a manual online from Ducati on how to rebuild them so I will probably buy the kits and rebuild them or at least stash them with them.
 

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Just curious how they showed up on an RD400 but I guess they were just the right size.

How about what are they worth? I'll probably just stick them up with the clipons I have for a special bike one day or hoard them.

I found a manual online from Ducati on how to rebuild them so I will probably buy the kits and rebuild them or at least stash them with them.
 

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Seen them sell $50-300
The eye-eye shocks should fit a tone of bikes so they are popular.
 

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Seen them sell $50-300
The eye-eye shocks should fit a tone of bikes so they are popular.
 

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One other question, I can't remember the number on the bottom of mine but looking at the rebuilds there are different numbers for the stickers. Any idea what the 2, 3, 4 are for?
 

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One other question, I can't remember the number on the bottom of mine but looking at the rebuilds there are different numbers for the stickers. Any idea what the 2, 3, 4 are for?
 

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Where do you get rebuild kits for the Stradas? I have a pair of clevis base units I'd love to put back on the road but they need love.
 

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Where do you get rebuild kits for the Stradas? I have a pair of clevis base units I'd love to put back on the road but they need love.
 

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Back when the RD was new, the club racers with money would use the Marzocchis, they were exotic. The guys with less money would run S&W. The rest of us poor racers would run Boge Mulholland. I think they were all rebuildable.

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Back when the RD was new, the club racers with money would use the Marzocchis, they were exotic. The guys with less money would run S&W. The rest of us poor racers would run Boge Mulholland. I think they were all rebuildable.

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Haha...I have a couple pair of the Mulhollands that need rebuilt too...
 

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Haha...I have a couple pair of the Mulhollands that need rebuilt too...
 

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I have about 5 or 6 sets of cb750 Boge mullhollands. Ol' Blue came with them when I bought her and over a decade later they are still going strong. Who knows how long they have been on that bike. They are an excellent shock that when you know what you are looking at you can usually find for $40 or less in good shape on ebay.

However, there are no rebuild kits for them as far as I know. at least not anymore.

I have heard of guys taking the disassembled shock to NAPA or industrial supply houses and matching up the o-ring seals (that's all they are, nothing exotic) with some success. Me? I just kitbash the best components of the sets I have if I need one. For the most part I have yet to disassemble one with a bad seal, so I am lucky.
 
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