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I've got an '01 m750 and am looking to improve my rear suspension by installing an s4's rear shock assembly. What's the best place to find something like that, besides ebay?
 

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now the S4's come with the fully adjustable Showa right?

Damn..we need a chart on this site with info like this.
 

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I just upgraded to an Ohlins( mainly cos i weigh a bunch and was going to replace the spring anyway). I have a stock SACHS from a S4 with 1200 miles on it. Not sure what it is worth, make me an offer.

02 s4 with dp kit, termis, ohlins and next week a 14tooth sprocket!!!
 

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Wasn't aware that an S4 shock would fit the yoke style early Monsters.

'04 S4R has the Showa rear shock.
 

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Well, since the ohlins unit is compatible with both the regular monsters and the s4, I figure it should work. Also, they're both sachs shocks, just the s4 one is adjustable.
 

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Hi all,

I know here in Australia you can buy just about any rear shock unit (e.g. one to suit a GSX-R750) and send it to a suspension specialist who will re-build it to suit a Ducati. My mechanic has just had this done for his 750F1 (yes, he bought a used GSX-R shock), it came back with a shortened body and all new internals to suit the F1. The best thing about doing it this way is that all up it was half the price of a new Ohlins shock, as good as new.

On a side note, had my suspension 'fixed' on Friday and went out on a track day on Sunday, the bike is now much more confidence inspiring to ride with the suspension sorted. Re-built the forks with 8.5kg/mm springs and a gold valve kit, fitted an Ohlins steering damper and rear shock and a spent a bit of time setting it up. Overall the ride is firmer but not as jarring over bumps (much better dampening), doesn't dive under brakes as much or want to stand up while braking into a corner and now doesn't squat and wallow under acceleration.

All up a great improvement, should have done this mod first!
 
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s4's rear shock will fit '02+ 2v'd monsters. '01 and earlier has a different shock length, no? the s4 has the single tie-rod for the rear suspension while the '01 and earlier monsters have the "hoop" that ties in to either side of the swingarm. i'd take some measurements before looking to buy.

that said, when i scored my ohlins, i got about $75 + shipping for my used sachs with 6k miles on it. (reference?)
 
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If the S4 shock is the same as the one on my 02 900ie, which I think it is, there is no adjustable rebound damping.
 
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So even with all the adjustments they're still not great? I'm Ohlinizing over the winter, no rebound damping on mine.
 
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