i lived most of my life about 20 miles north of you in Highland. live in central NJ now (it sucks, but theres work $). 208 n. out of walden, 52 west over the hill toward ellenville, 302 toward middletown. great roads. sure do miss em.Where are you? I'll stop by!
The R5 is currently the only bike I own.
Yes, cheap! $90 shipped. They actually work, although they are firm. Way better than the stock pogo sticks. At that price, it allowed me to continue throwing $$ at other things like bearings, seals, rims & rearsets. Down the road I'll do a proper upgrade. As noted, these things are never done.Cheap Chinese RFY shocks? Really? Is the bike for static display only?
Eh - there's always a door 3. You just have to find it. Bucks down? I'd look for a Harley owner lowering their bike and get their factory cast offs. I've netted several sets of fresh Progressives this way.Your exhaust flanges are leaking, if you didn't realize that already. Aside from that and the previously mentioned shock issue, it presents well.
I'm curious - not meaning to hijack but here it is - between the cheap Ohlins knock-offs and the cheap OEM shocks, which would you choose? Jimbo184 has already cast his vote. Note: there is no Door #3 option on this one ("you just save until you can afford good shocks"), if you're truly bucks-down, which way would you go?
Even if you balance out the nitrogen I think it was proven by several others before that the fluid levels aren't the same from shock to shock.Very pretty bike!
I've never ridden on those RFY's, but there have been a few here that have rebuilt them. I've always wondered, without full disassembly and rebuild, if you just take them to a tire place and balance out the nitrogen, do they atleast feel better than OEM or NOS pogo sticks?