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$50?

I am looking for this part and it varies from $575 to $600. Somehow, these low prices are not showing on ebay at all.

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They were probably 2nd hand/used...your looking at a new one (?)
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Here's a screen shot of just ONE of the R1 shocks on EBAY for '07 and '08 R1s, for $54....
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They were probably 2nd hand/used...your looking at a new one (?)
Yes, it appears to be the listing for a brand new part hence the high price.

The user base for the R1 here in India is almost zero so I cannot risk getting a used item and then face the implications of the repeated repairs on it.

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A request for help from all R1 shock modders

Is it possible for anyone here to sit on a BMW 310 GS with its shock adjusted to a +2 preload level and compare it to the R1 shock in terms of both preload and damping? I have this bike currently and the preload and damping is almost perfect for my all up weight of 210 lbs. I want to be as sure as possible that the $600 plus will be a good investment. As I discussed with fasteddiecopemen, I don't want to buy a used shock and then refurbish it in India as the industry for handling parts of such high-end bikes is virtually non-existent here.

Thank you in advance. I'll be most grateful if you could send me a personal message so as to not clutter up the section.

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