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 Swapping gen 1 rear shocks with "upgraded" 2016 rear shocks? 
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Post Swapping gen 1 rear shocks with "upgraded" 2016 rear shocks?
So, like many, I have been less than satisfied with my OEM rear shocks bottoming out on larger bumps when riding 2 up. I have debated upgrading the rear shocks on my 2009 Z125 for quite some time, but I have been a bit dubious about buying something that isn't OEM, because I can't seem to find a consensus on durability of any aftermarket shock. Plus, all of the aftermarket shocks are expensive, and I really don't want to spend $300+ on something that isn't proven and durable.

I did some looking not too long after the 2016 Z125 came out, and Yamaha was touting "Upgraded rear brake and suspension".

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Telescopic fork features beefy outer tubes for strength, while fork boots help protect the larger 33mm inner tubes from debris. The swingarm features twin rear shocks with a full 3.1 in of travel for riding comfort on the street and unpaved roads, too.


That brings me to my question - Has anyone swapped out their shocks from the pre-2016 OEM to the 2016+ OEM?

From what I've been able to gather from Google, the amount of travel hasn't really changed, and it's always been 3.1 inches (80mm). So if that is the case, did they upgrade the internals or spring weight? Or does the suspension upgrade refer to front only?

A set of OEM rear shocks would only cost about $125 or so, depending on which place you order from, so the price and Yamaha quality control are both attractive to me, but I don't want to bother buying a set if nothing has changed.

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:23 am
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Post Re: Swapping gen 1 rear shocks with "upgraded" 2016 rear sho
I would be interested in this answer as well. A few years ago, I bought a set of cheapie shocks on ebay that looked expensive, but they were way too stiff and I ended up swapping back to stock.


Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:36 am
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Post Re: Swapping gen 1 rear shocks with "upgraded" 2016 rear sho
GJMS shocks are made for the bike. and they make them for your weight requirement. I have both front and back shocks and the rear are amazing. Cant speak for the fronts as I still have not put them on, because I am lazy. :doh:

https://www.rcscooters.com/suspension-ck6u

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Post Re: Swapping gen 1 rear shocks with "upgraded" 2016 rear sho
the Gp2 and the FF2 are " standard" and they ride as smooth and become as stiff as you need them to. They are pricey but well worth the investment. On top of the pro ride. They look nice to.. :wth:

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Post Re: Swapping gen 1 rear shocks with "upgraded" 2016 rear sho
both rear shocks is same, meaning u can direct swap.

front is different.

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