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To answer the above two questions, when we build a new stock replacement shock we look for any little gain we can get and that sometimes includes extending the length of the shock, extending the travel of the machine but not at the sacrifice of putting parts in a bind or allowing the frame to slam the ground. The OE works hard to find the limits so there isn't large gains to be made in travel and ground clearance without making other sacrifices but we do look for areas we can improve. Ride comfort and bottom resistance is always what we try to improve which is relatively easy for us since our technology is much greater than what the OE installs as production.

We set our base setting around a stock vehicle and know that will work for most but not all customers. That is why we ask questions about accessories added, type of riding and the normal number of passengers carried.

The one thing you all need to remember is the leveling feature, while it is a very cool feature it has absolutely zero effect on performance and bottoming resistance. In basic terms it is just a fluid transfer system built into multiple cavities to keep your Pioneer level.

I have said this before to another member, we will sell just the fronts if you like so we will be waiting to assist you all whether it is for two or four shocks.
Do these have rebound and damping adjustments
 

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I think they will soon. But I'll be interested in OEM and aftermarket. I just want to see some more entries in the market and drive some competition in price and features.

I've bought a lot of things in the past just to sell it and buy the next best thing. That's too expensive and I don't need shocks. I just want them badly.

Example, I bought a P700 and put several thousand into accessories and then sold it in less than a year to buy the P1000. I'm going to show patience (hopefully) for the shock upgrade and see what happens over the next few months.
I'll have to pull a @Delton here and quote myself. This was a all the way back in July when I had a had a hunch. Boom! I was just winging it but it worked out that I did predict the future. Now it's time for that lottery thing to work out. ✌
 

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I'll have to pull a @Delton here and quote myself. This was a all the way back in July when I had a had a hunch. Boom! I was just winging it but it worked out that I did predict the future. Now it's time for that lottery thing to work out. ✌
Omg I've ruined Joey!!!! Guess maybe I'd better stay home today lol
 

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They do not. At least the set I'm trying out doesn't.
That is actually probably a good thing (from a safety point of view). Too much adjustments and you're gonna have idiots screwing with them so much they make their rigs dangerous to drive over rough terrain.
 
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That is actually probably a good thing (from a safety point of view). Too much adjustments and you're gonna have idiots screwing with them so much they make their rigs dangerous to drive over rough terrain.
I had a Fox twin clicker on my drag bike. Extremely adjustable shock but easy for a novice to ruin. It took me several trips to the track to get it set up right, but when I did it worked perfectly. Stock bikes would spin like crazy on poorly prepped tracks, but I'd just soften compression a little and slow rebound, and I'd stick like glue.
 
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HondaSXS I have never seen shocks with the remote reservoir mounted with reservoir mounted to the A-arm. Can't they be reversed with the reservoir mounted up on the frame.
 

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I'm probably the least interested person on this forum (except for maybe Don, but he doesn't like anything lol), but I took a ride with Joey today and I gotta tell ya....I was more than a little impressed. We immediately jumped into a stock 1000 and the difference was unreal. Compared to Joey's, the stocker's suspension was skittish and very busy. Joey's stayed planted the entire time. Granted there was a big weight difference but the improvement couldn't be denied. I just may have to look into a set one day. Soon as I win the lotto lol.
 

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HondaSXS I have never seen shocks with the remote reservoir mounted with reservoir mounted to the A-arm. Can't they be reversed with the reservoir mounted up on the frame.
I agree, but with the brackets supplies that was the only round bar in that area I could see to mount. I have them off currently. I will be looking at it again when I remount.
 
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I'm probably the least interested person on this forum (except for maybe Don, but he doesn't like anything lol), but I took a ride with Joey today and I gotta tell ya....I was more than a little impressed. We immediately jumped into a stock 1000 and the difference was unreal. Compared to Joey's, the stocker's suspension was skittish and very busy. Joey's stayed planted the entire time. Granted there was a big weight difference but the improvement couldn't be denied. I just may have to look into a set one day. Soon as I win the lotto lol.
I'm shocked by @Delton and his comments, as we were just talking about this while on Mary's Ridge. They must really be good for him to make such positive comments... Makes me consider them fo sure.

What is the price??
 
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I'm shocked by @Delton and his comments, as we were just talking about this while on Mary's Ridge. They must really be good for him to make such positive comments... Makes me consider them fo sure.

What is the price??
What can I say? I'm a hard sale lol. Might want to mention we were hauling butt pretty good. At slow speeds like I normally ride, not sure if there's be that big of a difference. I'd like to see a rebound adjustment too. Maybe future versions will. And no WE didn't pay me for the endorsement lol. Y'all know me better than that.
 

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HondaSXS I have never seen shocks with the remote reservoir mounted with reservoir mounted to the A-arm. Can't they be reversed with the reservoir mounted up on the frame.
I thought the same thing but after playing around with it, I noticed how the reservoir when mounted to something static would allow the hose to be constantly moving. Maybe it's ok just like a brake line but the hose is stiff. When mounted to the arm nothing moves independently but all together.

Heck, I don't what way is best.
 
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I thought the same thing but after playing around with it, I noticed how the reservoir when mounted to something static would allow the hose to be constantly moving. Maybe it's ok just like a brake line but the hose is stiff. When mounted to the arm nothing moves independently but all together.

Heck, I don't what way is best.
That is a clean install Joey. Personally I'd be perfectly fine with it. Loved how a compression adjustment was felt immediately. Didn't have to bounce it a few times to feel a difference.
 

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I thought the same thing but after playing around with it, I noticed how the reservoir when mounted to something static would allow the hose to be constantly moving. Maybe it's ok just like a brake line but the hose is stiff. When mounted to the arm nothing moves independently but all together.

Heck, I don't what way is best.
Makes sense to me.
 
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Unfortunately my driver side rear started leaking on it's first run. Walker Evans is sending me a new one though. Great customer service.
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Maybe its the camera angle but your shocks look like they are upsidedown. Look at the pictures in the 1st post.
That's how they mount in the rear of the vehicle. I know it's upside down but at least the shaft is more protected from rock dings.
 
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