81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

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81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#1 Post by John » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:23 pm

Looking for a supplier for rear mono shick. Doesn’t seem to be much available at a reasonable price.
Mine is pretty well done.
And I’m not as light as I used to be.
Regrettably

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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#2 Post by JonW » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:38 pm

YSS do a good value shock for these, out of the UK they seem good value VAT free, I have several.
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#3 Post by hondaror » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:44 am

The stock unit was never good.
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#4 Post by 2smoke » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:10 pm

The welded on eye at the bottom of the stock shock scares me. So weak looking..
Some guys just add a shock extension if its sitting too low.
yss
https://yambits.co.uk/rd350lc-nitrogen- ... 68ag2bobp2
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#5 Post by ststrider » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm

I went to a nitron shock couple years ago huge difference in handling and ride but around $900 all in. Just remember good ain't cheap and cheap ain't good.

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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#6 Post by LC Cnd » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:19 am

John I'm pursuing that issue and may have found a Canadian company that can produce possibly a better shock that what Yambits/RDLC Crazy offers. Contacted them this weekend for more info to see if they will still do custom orders for Elsies & at what price. Did you buy another LC or updating the blue one?

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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#7 Post by John » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:05 am

Same bike as I had previously.
The shock just packed it in, feels like a pogo stick. It was getting tired previously, but possibly the unusually cold snap we had here put the final touches to an internal seal.
Thanks for looking into a Canadian source, I look forward to seeing what they have.

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#8 Post by hondaror » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:17 am

Hey Scott, I'm interested in knowing about this company for the RZ options as well.
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#9 Post by 2smoke » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:27 pm

Is it Elka in Quebec?
I know someone that had a LC shock built there but I think it was around $1200.
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#10 Post by LC Cnd » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:47 am

Colin your right - was it worth it according to the purchaser? Thinking John that these may be modified to fit - if within dementions. Tried to compare / get data on the KLR but have yet to locate. Nice shock.
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#11 Post by 2smoke » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:17 am

This was 5 years ago so maybe they have a cheaper option now. It was a nice robust looking shock with adjustments and aluminum etc..
He said it worked great and he was very happy.
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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#12 Post by JonW » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:53 pm

1200 is a lot of money and compares to a brand new Nitron, ok for a dedicated shock to your weight on your bike for your riding i guess?
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81 RD350LC Resto
82 RD 421 LC Hybrid
82 RD 250 '51L' YPVS LC
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85 RZ350 F1 Resto
84 RZ500 Resto
86 RZ350 F2 Hybrid

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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#13 Post by John » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:18 pm

To rich for my blood.
I just want a shock to make it driveable.

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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#14 Post by JonW » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:27 pm

get the YSS from yambits or brooks barn etc. honestly its far superior to the OEM
My Projects:
see them all at www.2smoked.com

80 XT500 Supermoto!
81 RD350LC Resto
82 RD 421 LC Hybrid
82 RD 250 '51L' YPVS LC
83 RZ350 LC2 Resto
85 RZ350 F1 Resto
84 RZ500 Resto
86 RZ350 F2 Hybrid

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Re: 81 rd350lc Canadian rear mono-shock

#15 Post by Bare » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:14 pm

Erm YSS sells direct, at least they did for me.
Why pay some middleman?
PS; their stuff is decent, but it won't be threatening Ohlins .. any time soon

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