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Ohlins HD756. The ride and handling is worth the cost.
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I was going to go ohlins til I found these locally at a NOS parts warehouse for half the cost of the ohlins.
And unless you get the ohlins custom done(the 756 is a one size fits all are they not?) they aren't much different. Both use the ias.

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When I saw the spring chart I knew why people thought the 11s were stiff. Hell, I had no rider sag at all with the 90/130 that's standard in 11" shocks.
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Ohlins HD916e, not cheap at $575 but worth it, Fuel Moto had the best price I found.

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I just bought the Ohlins HD716 from Fuel Moto.

338 mm / 13.3 inch length
103 mm / 4 inch travel

After a couple weeks of riding so far the shocks have not bottomed out.
It looks like I have not used about 1/2" of the travel to the rubber bumper.
I may reduce the 21 mm spring preload a little.

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I went with the 13.26" HD916E's. Bike came with 11 3/4" emulsions. Figured if I was gonna upgrade it was worth getting shocks with more travel. The difference between the 11.65's and the 13.26's is virtually all extra shaft travel.
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Thanks for all the replies, I was considering 13” + for some extra travel and comfort, are there any noticeable changes to ride and handling with longer rears ?


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... are there any noticeable changes to ride and handling with longer rears?
Mostly you notice the vastly improved ride. You get less height increase than you'd think as you're short shocks had little sag (if set to not bottom over every pavement seam) and your longer (13.26) Ohlins will (should) have a more appropriate 1 1/4" of (rider on) sag. You gain no rear wheel travel going to the 14.19" Ohlins as while they're longer they have no more shaft travel.

Ohlins on the back will have you wanting to improve the front too.
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