By August 2015 I’d had my Tiger 800 for 18 months and the rear shock was sha**ed.
Potholes were bouncy, high speed curves on major roads were … interesting…
I picked up this Nitron shock from a colleague. It had done 1600 miles and looked like new. When asked, I learned that a “shock sock” was de-rigeur for maintaining the “good as new” look.
Here’s the old vs the new.
Here’s an R&G ShockTube (£25)
And here’s the result.
The handling is transformed. Sometimes I find myself hunting out the potholes and irregularities, something I wouldn’t have dared before.