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    Posted: 31 Oct 2017 at 17:01
Hi Guys,

Bought my V11 LeMans a couple months ago and loving it - its my first Guzzi.

The bike is 2002 and has 45000 miles. I'm the fourth owner. The guy I bought it from had it for 10 years and put on most of those miles but he'd stopped using it in the past couple years. Its in generally ok condition but the forks and shock are a bit saggy.

I can't face up to the cost of Ohlins or WP, does anyone have a recommendation that won't break the bank?

Thanks Martin.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2017 at 18:49
I had an 02 Le Mans loved it . I believe the Shock fitted can be rebuilt
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I actually have an immaculate Daytona 1000 shock wrapped up somewhere in the garage.  If you think this would fit I'll go and dig it out.  Bought on a whim (an expensive one) thinking it might suit another of my bikes but probably best going somewhere useful!
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Thanks for the offer, but I don't know the ranges well enough to say if a daytona shock would fit.

Have been busy scanning spec sheets online and found this - sounds like a good split between price & quality. Anyone got any experience of them?


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Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:

I actually have an immaculate Daytona 1000 shock wrapped up somewhere in the garage.  If you think this would fit I'll go and dig it out.  Bought on a whim (an expensive one) thinking it might suit another of my bikes but probably best going somewhere useful!

Early Daytona's featured a different shock to later models didn't they ? D'Ya know what year this one is for BE ? Is it a WP ?
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After a few days of changing my mind over and over again I've ordered one of the single adjustable units from MarksMotorcycleParts. Will let you know how it fits & works.
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Originally posted by BigRed BigRed wrote:

After a few days of changing my mind over and over again I've ordered one of the single adjustable units from MarksMotorcycleParts. Will let you know how it fits & works.
how did you get on ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BigRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 19:12
It arrived last week and is really nice quality. I had a run out at the weekend and was pretty impressed. Straight out of the box it was good if a little firm so I backed it off a couple clicks and its great. I only have 100 miles on it so far but I'm really happy with it. Roll on the spring and dry roads to really try it out properly.
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Nice one there are some star buys out there
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"Roll on the SPRING "
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