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Some of you prob know, some may not, so I'm just sharing some general info. 2 good rear shocks a lot of people like, YSS shock and Ohlin's, YSS is a fair bit cheaper yet they both performed the same on a shock dyno so if your looking to upgrade go with YSS.
Another thing is putting a new performance rear shock on the grom is pretty much a waste of money unless your just goin for looks. If your doin it for performance you have to upgrade the swing arm bushings. The grom has stiff rubber bushings in the swing arm pivot so if you've taken your rear shock off before you may have noticed the rear end doesn't squat it kinda stays where it is even if you push on it it doesn't move freely. That's the bushings in the pivot.
To make your aftermarket performance shock act like it should and give the performance your looking for you need to remove those bushings and have some bearings pressed in. This will allow the pivot to move freely like on a super sport bike and will allow your new investment to work the way it was meant to.
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the stock shock is almost rideable too. I tracked the grom on it. The forks on the other hand... Something *MUST* be done with those unless you're slow or into crap handling...

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Yea the front forks suck, Brian S from kickass racing makes a air valve kit for the front forks, can stiffen em up and adjust them to wear you want them by adjusting the air pressure, seems to work pretty good from what my friend john tells me who has Brian's actual grom, and a lot cheaper than new forks and springs, I'm still pimping around on the stock suspension and I can keep up so I'm cool with that for the time being. There's been talk within our group about doin a grom track day next season so I may upgrade if I'm gunna start that lol
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Good to know!
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Yup. My first mods were all suspension related: the Racetech Gold Valve fork kit, new alum swing arm with the BrianS bearing upgrade and then the Ohlins shock from Tyga and new Michelin rubber.

Feels like a completely transformed ride.
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