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Old 02-21-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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Penske Shocks.

I am trying to differentiate between the two models of penske shocks for an r6.
What are the differences between the 8981 and 8987 shocks?

How good is Penske as a brand when it comes to motorcycles?

And before anyone suggests OHlins. Let me answer: Too rich for my blood.

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And before anyone suggests OHlins. Let me answer: Too rich for my blood.

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I have not used Penske, but they are good shocks. Not much difference price wise from ohlins. Some prefer ohlins, some prefer penske. Either is an worthwhile upgrade over stock.

pricing on the shocks and the differences between the two models you listed will be based on the amt of adjustments avail.
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So, in your opinion, is the 8981 worth purchasing? Its a Belated V day gift for my BF. He is mostly a spirited Sunday morning ride the twisties kind of rider.
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spend the $ on sending tim to trackdays (bike or car) or on gear. it'll make a bigger diff. then the shock. or maybe a school.
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spend the $ on sending tim to trackdays (bike or car) or on gear. it'll make a bigger diff. then the shock. or maybe a school.
Lmao How did i know you were going to say that. Who is Tim? Why am i sending Tim to a school?
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spend the $ on sending tim to trackdays (bike or car) or on gear. it'll make a bigger diff. then the shock. or maybe a school.
the shock is nice to have street/track. Way more comfy on the long weekend runs as well. I'd get him the shock or 4-5 td's.
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So, in your opinion, is the 8981 worth purchasing? Its a Belated V day gift for my BF. He is mostly a spirited Sunday morning ride the twisties kind of rider.
yes and no.....depends on goals and gameplans. Is he keeping the bike for a long time, what are u doing with the forks, rest of the bike, what is the current gear situation, is he going to do trackdays or race etc etc...

I think that protective gear, if needed and wanted, is the best possible motorcycle related gift you can give to a loved one.

trackdays or riding school would be an awesome gift as well.
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WHos Tim? He rids an r6 too?
hahaha. I thought your name was Tim for a second...

From what I've read, Penske makes a good quality product. I wouldn't be oppossed to purchasing one. Also, I would spring for the most adjustments possible. You never know where he'll be in a year.
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The 8987 is triple adjustable, basically it adds an external high speed compression damping adjustment to the standard rebound and compression adjustments.

The 8981 is only adjustable for rebound and compression.


FWIW, I typically prefer Ohlins over Penske.
The pricing is similar / sometimes less and they don't have to be serviced as frequently.
Especially for street use, the Ohlins tends to hold up better and it's performance doesn't significantly degrade with high miles / use.
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The 8987 is triple adjustable, basically it adds an external high speed compression damping adjustment to the standard rebound and compression adjustments.

The 8981 is only adjustable for rebound and compression.


FWIW, I typically prefer Ohlins over Penske.
The pricing is similar / sometimes less and they don't have to be serviced as frequently.
Especially for street use, the Ohlins tends to hold up better and it's performance doesn't significantly degrade with high miles / use.
Thank you Patrick. Now that is called help.
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Thank you Patrick. Now that is called help.
if you are going to do suspension - talk to patrick and develop a game plan!
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if you are going to do suspension - talk to patrick and develop a game plan!
I guess suspension is a "personal" thing. I will just buy him something else.:/:
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spend the $ on sending tim to trackdays (bike or car) or on gear. it'll make a bigger diff. then the shock. or maybe a school.
how you know this guy cant ride? hes probally better than most of us who knows
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The 8987 is triple adjustable, basically it adds an external high speed compression damping adjustment to the standard rebound and compression adjustments.

The 8981 is only adjustable for rebound and compression.


FWIW, I typically prefer Ohlins over Penske.
The pricing is similar / sometimes less and they don't have to be serviced as frequently.
Especially for street use, the Ohlins tends to hold up better and it's performance doesn't significantly degrade with high miles / use.
+1 on the ohlins I have no complaints
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how you know this guy cant ride? hes probally better than most of us who knows
whats wrong with buying him trackdays?

, ID LOVE if Courtney would buy me trackdays.....rofl

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whats wrong with buying him trackdays?

, ID LOVE if Courtney would buy me trackdays.....rofl

its not all about learning, its about having fun!
me too but not that at all, its a thread about shocks, every post seems to be the same answer ,lol
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