I have a 2012 G1 650 Max XT with about 6800 miles. After the last ride I found one of the rear shocks was leaking oil and had a puddle of oil on the floor, time to replace that shock. Are there any options to go to for a G1 rear shock that would be better than OEM? I would like to go with a full set of Fox shocks all the way around but I don’t think my budget will handle that. Thanks.
650 Max rear shocks
Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:40 PM
I was in the same position as you, years ago.
I'm unaware of any after market direct replacement for the OE shocks. I don't think BRP do the HPG's any more and their Fox shock kit is only for the G2's.
You could look into fitting the shocks off the XTP model. You'd possibly need to replace the spring (706000836) and shock (706001000). It looks like the XT and the XTP use the same style of swing arm.
The way I see it. Your options are to just replace that 1 shock with an OE replacement, explore the XTP route, or go all out and replace all 4 with better shocks.
Yes the cost is a huge factor, but in my experience it was worth it.
The 2 main players in the after market world, would be, Fox and Elka.
Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:51 PM
I love the Elka's on my G1
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