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Hyperpro rear shock?
« on: 02 September, 2018, 10:33:27 AM »
My bike is rapidly approaching 42k miles, and having recently had the fork oil replaced which made a noticeable difference to the way it rides, I'm now thinking that the rear probably needs some attention too.

I see a lot of good comments about Hyperpro springs on here, but idly browsing around I see you can get an entire rear shock from them for a very reasonable price (399), and as part of the ordering process you tell them weight, luggage/pillions/riding type etc, so it gets built to your requirements.

Seems a pretty good deal to me.   Anyone stuck one on a Tiger and can comment on it?

Almost all my riding is solo commuting with a top box full of stuff.   So I'm not hugely bothered about remote preload, fancy compression/rebound adjustments etc, as once it's set up nicely it will stay that way.  I just need something to upgrade and replace a tired OEM shock.

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #1 on: 03 September, 2018, 05:09:31 PM »
Replacing the entire shock at this mileage sounds like a wiser decision!

Basic Hyperpros are unexpensive but reliable, much like the very similar Wilbers ones.

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #2 on: 03 September, 2018, 07:59:41 PM »
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Mine was pretty knackered by 12k. I got the Wlbers basic unit and it was loads better than the OE shock - even when new. done 15k on the replacement and no noticeable degradation.
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #3 on: 15 November, 2019, 08:00:08 PM »
 I am curious on the HYPERPRO units.  As this post is old I am curious if it worked out on the rear suspension.  I am looking at doing some fork seals so I may as well do some springs...and once I do that I have to do something to the rear shock.

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #4 on: 16 November, 2019, 10:28:21 AM »
I've finally given up on the rear shock at 30k, and just bought a Nitron from a fellow forum member here. Yet to fit it, but I'm sure it will be a huge improvement ....

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #5 on: 16 November, 2019, 11:30:46 AM »
Mine's coming up to 22k, feels fine to me, better with me luggage fitted so might be set a tad hard but it's well backed off from stock for me at 14st + kit.

Mebbe we get used to them as they're going off, what is your call that it needs replacing?
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #6 on: 16 November, 2019, 11:31:45 AM »
This was my post originally.  In the end I went for a Nitron rather than a Hyperpro - bit more expensive but logic says that separate internal gas and oil chambers, rather than an emulsion shock where the oil and pressurised gas are in a single chamber, will last longer and be more consistent when youre working it hard.   I just went for the basic R1 model, I dont need all the remote adjustment stuff, nor do I need a proper race-quality unit.   My riding is the same commute every day.

Im sure a Hyperpro unit would be a fine replacement for a worn out OEM unit, but since Im riding more than 2 hours every day, I thought it worth spending a little more and getting that bit extra in return.   Also the Nitrons can be rebuilt at a relatively low cost to keep them working like new.

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #7 on: 16 November, 2019, 11:56:00 AM »
What happened to the oem, did it just get a bit bouncy?
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #8 on: 17 November, 2019, 11:24:15 AM »
In my case, yes.   When you ride the exact same route every day, it's easy to feel the difference.   Suddenly, in a certain 50mph bend, you realise it's not wallowing, it is tracking where you want it to and the roller-coaster feeling is gone.

Not really surprising in my case, it'd done 42k miles.   Nitron recommend a rebuild every 18k for road use.   Of course there's an element of 'they would say that', but suspension doesn't last forever.

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #9 on: 17 November, 2019, 12:53:52 PM »
I changed the oem because it began to loose damping when hot, twenty or thirty minutes after starting every ride.