Featured Rear Shocks

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  1. Malcolm Woods

    Malcolm Woods Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2019
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    Hello all again, this my new to me bike which arrives to me on Wednesday, the salesman told me that the rear shocks have been upgraded. Is he correct ??? I don't know.

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  2. half ton

    half ton Crème de la Crème

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    They are not stock Malcolm,Anything is better than stock so see how you get on with them sorry I can't tell you what make they are,I think you also have a Thruxton seat on it as well,:)
     
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  3. Malcolm Woods

    Malcolm Woods Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2019
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    Yes he did say it was a thruxton seat.
     
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  4. joe mc donald

    Dec 26, 2014
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    Cracking bike and you are really rocking there. Rack screen shocks great seat centre stand dresser bars chainguard. You will be lost for things to spend more money on.
    Ride Safe & Enjoy.
    Joe.
     
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  5. curly

    curly Senior Member

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    There's always more!
     
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  6. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Great looking bike - similar to my old T100.
    Definitely not standard shocks - saves you changing them!
     
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  7. Mischa Vladivostok

    Mischa Vladivostok Well-Known Member

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    Even the mirrors have been upgraded. Previous owner loved that bike.
     
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  8. billyandmollysdad

    billyandmollysdad Senior Member
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    That's a lovely looking bike, enjoy mate.
     
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  9. KC1961

    KC1961 New Member

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    Hubs look like they've been polished up too, crackin' bike.
     
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  10. Rudeboy

    Rudeboy Senior Member

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    The rear shocks look like progressive ones as the coils get tighter to the top and definitely a Thruccy seat which I find pretty comfortable against the standard bonny ones to be honest lovely looking bike you have there
     
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  11. GPT100

    GPT100 Member

    Sep 13, 2016
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    Look like TEC shocks, similar to what I have on my T100.
     
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  12. Othen

    Othen New Member

    Nov 16, 2018
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    A question for you if I may: I have the standard shocks on my Scrambler, which is now 13 years old and I have owned it from new. I have been very happy with the bike throughout, the only time the rear suspension has been found wanting has been on a recent trip to N Yorkshire where it was unable to keep up with events on the rough moors roads. Would a set of TEC rear shocks improve the bike in this respect?
    Alan
     
  13. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    I have the most basic Tec shocks on my T100. They were a worthwhile improvement over the standard items with rather better damping.
     
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  14. Othen

    Othen New Member

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    Thank you - that is really helpful. I am also considering the most basic shocks from TEC; at just under £100/pair they seem very good value (these ones):

    https://www.tecbikeparts.com/produc...ustable-length/?attribute_pa_colour=all-black

    It is really useful to know they would lead to a worthwhile improvement.
     
  15. Rocker

    Rocker Noble Member
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    Isn’t there a thread on TEC shocks snapping?
     
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  16. Mischa Vladivostok

    Mischa Vladivostok Well-Known Member

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    Some of the older TEC rear shocks (the ones with the separate gas canister) were very leaky, quite a few of us (myself included) had some trouble with them. I ended up throwing mine to the rubbish.

    These seem a different model altogether (if indeed they are TEC), so I'd rather not pass comment on them.
     
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  17. Rudeboy

    Rudeboy Senior Member

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    Ikon Hagon or Progressive I would personally go for
     
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