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    Front shocks are single rate spring set-up with remote reservoir, high / low speed compression with rebound. Rear shock is a remote reservoir dual rate spring set-up with hydraulic high / low speed compression and rebound adjustments. This set-up offers a very broad range of adjustment.
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    I have had them on for several months now. I don't ride really hard but I love the Elka suspension.
    They seem to me to be incredibly well made.

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    Default ELKA Shocks

    Where do you purchase them and what does the set of three cost?
    They look very first rate.

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    I'll admit, I'm too lazy to look these up so I wonder if one of you can tell me some more about how these make the suspension better. Also, what's that external canister for?

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    Thanks for the link doc. It didn't work for me but I went to the Elka website and read it from there. It has me considering getting a set of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docdoru View Post




    I like the look of the Penske better, less visual items with a great shock
    Last edited by smokster; 03-19-2009 at 01:39 PM.

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    Default Here is the reasoning for upgrade the factory shocks






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    Wow. Fast breakdown. How many miles when replaced?

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    Lovely bits of kit, and I am sure they are an improvement on stock but the routing of the front braided hose against the plastic A-arm trim looks a bit wrong.
    Looks Uber cool though!!!

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    There are at least two options for the installation of the new Elka front shoks:
    1. Hide away the remote reservoir under the fenders for a cleaner look and better protection. This is recommended for riders who want to set the shocks once then leave them as is. See my set-up immages.
    2. Allows a more convenient access to the reservoir's adjusters but leave them morte exposed and vulnerable. This installation is recomended for riders who might change often their settings. See MRB (Australia) and piapres990 (Québec).
    The front reservoir is attached to the frontmost part of the upper a-arm underneath the plastic covers.
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