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Thanks for the input. I welcome your opinion. After having the back of the bike apart for install. I have seen how tight and crowded the anti-lock system makes under seat storage. The overall shock length is very short and a integrated reservoir would limit nitrogen piston travel and capacity. I chose a remote reservoir because I'm out to improve handling and not to make compromises. The remote reservoir has a long enough hose that tuners can get creative if they don't like the placement. In my opinion I love it. The compression adjuster is in reach if needed for pavement changes and the overall look screams flat track racing.
Also, The remote reservoir allows the shock to be set up with 3 different levels of price and performance. It can be a single adjuster with open jet design, Double adjustable (as shown) or for real race performance as 3 way adjustable shock to include High Speed Compression.
 

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That shock looks awesome and I bet it feels good when sitting on the bike too.
Zues, The stock shock Sags with any average rider on the bike. While great to sell it to a inseam challenged rider. The average person is just going to be continually bottoming out the stroke of the shock.
After installing the shock the bike chassis looks and feels right on the money. The SB/JRi shock will be sprung for each rider and with the added ability of compression and rebound adjustment over the stock shock the set up can be fine tuned.
 

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Zues, The stock shock Sags with any average rider on the bike. While great to sell it to a inseam challenged rider. The average person is just going to be continually bottoming out the stroke of the shock.
Don't we want some static sag?

Yes. For the road we want around 30mm or so. I like a little more than 30mm. 33 or so.

Like most stock motorcycles, the suspension is usually not sprung for a lot of riders. Most riders are usually too heavy and the forks/shocks nearly bottom out just sitting on the bike, which is obviously not good. I'm a lighter guy but I still invest in better/properly sprung suspension.
 

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Nice to see an aftermarket already on the table.

Cost of yours?

I'm going to wait to see what the other major players offer. I love Matris. And they're Italian.
The pricing will depend on which adjustment level is chosen:
The Single adjuster open jet "Streetfighter" will be $799
The Double adjuster remote reservoir will be $985
The Triple Adjuster High Speed Compression remote reservoir will be $1299

Also, There is a good possibility that a High Speed Piggyback will be available but it's still in design phase.

Also, I will have fork options just as soon as I can get a set of forks long enough to check all the design parameters.
 

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The pricing will depend on which adjustment level is chosen:
The Single adjuster open jet "Streetfighter" will be $799
The Double adjuster remote reservoir will be $985
The Triple Adjuster High Speed Compression remote reservoir will be $1299

Also, There is a good possibility that a High Speed Piggyback will be available but it's still in design phase.

Also, I will have fork options just as soon as I can get a set of forks long enough to check all the design parameters.

Awesome. I will definitely keep you in mind. The reservoir placement is growing on me; it is kinda badass where it sits - right in your face.

A full cartridge kit would be awesome. A lot of companies don't like to make full cartridge kits for bikes under $10k for some reason.
 

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Awesome. I will definitely keep you in mind. The reservoir placement is growing on me; it is kinda badass where it sits - right in your face.

A full cartridge kit would be awesome. A lot of companies don't like to make full cartridge kits for bikes under $10k for some reason.
Frankd: I'm glad that the reservoir mount is growing on you. I think that the reservoir gives the bike a classic flat track look mounted remotely. It offers a lot of flexibility that a piggy back mount does not. The best feature is that if you bought a less adjustable model shock, then upgrading is as easy as buying the different reservoir. Not having to buy a whole new shock saves money and doesn't limit a buyers choice.
As I've experienced with the FZ-09/MT-09 the price point of a cartridge can be challenging on a bike under $10k. So limited market makes it hard to make a profit on limited sales. With success in mind I worked hard for a long time to get a GP Cartridge/JRI 2-way shock suspension combo for $2k. For most it's a great savings and offers a performance level that will never be lacking.

 

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Update

Update for US Scrambler riders. The SB/JRI shock is about 21 days from being ready to ship to customers. I think the wait will be worth wild. Being able to offer limited and full adjustment shocks to riders is the way to go. Pre-orders on rear shocks are now available.
 

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I'm thoroughly enjoying my new rear JRi shock from SB Suspension, it's completely transformed my little ol' Scrambler! I used to feel every single bump in the back; put this badboy on, played with the preload a little bit (blue knob near the spring in the pics), and voila, the ride is incredible. Most of the thumps I'm feeling these days is due to the front forks, and I'm saving up some more dough to upgrade those hopefully soon. He powder coated the spring a semigloss black and I think it looks amazeballs!





 

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Ken, got the rear shock in today. Have the wrench needed to pull the lower bolt off; just need to cut it to length. I have one of those ABBA stands laying around and the adapters to my Monster is the same as the scrambler. Will this work to replace the rear suspension? It mounts on the swingarm pivot. Thanks...very excited to mount this.
 

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Ken, got the rear shock in today. Have the wrench needed to pull the lower bolt off; just need to cut it to length. I have one of those ABBA stands laying around and the adapters to my Monster is the same as the scrambler. Will this work to replace the rear suspension? It mounts on the swingarm pivot. Thanks...very excited to mount this.
Someone used a car scissor jack placed on the rear wheel and jacked the bottom of the bike up to lift the rear of bike allowing easy access to the bottom bolt of rear shock.

I myself just removed the peg hanger as took 5 mins and allowed me to torque the bolt up correctly which you cant do using the method you are planning on. I used a front stand to hold bike upright and a scissor jack under engine block and was an easy job
 

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Someone used a car scissor jack placed on the rear wheel and jacked the bottom of the bike up to lift the rear of bike allowing easy access to the bottom bolt of rear shock.

I myself just removed the peg hanger as took 5 mins and allowed me to torque the bolt up correctly which you cant do using the method you are planning on. I used a front stand to hold bike upright and a scissor jack under engine block and was an easy job
Tally agree, removing the peg hanger is the way to go - most think (mistakenly) that the central bolt holding it in place is the swingarm axle - it's not, and it only takes minutes to remove.
 
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Just installed the SB /JRI rear shock on my bike...I have to say that I am quite impressed. A little more tweaking and its almost done. What a difference!

FYI:
For those of you with ABBA lifts, you may have to remove the foot pegs from the bike to properly use them with the 696/796 monster adapters. The scramblers should be a little bit longer to accommodate the width of the pegs.
 
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