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Rangejunkie
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

well i am new here and wanted to say hi I've been lurking here trying to learn things so far so good well i pulled the trigger on a 2000 m2 cyclone and want to do a couple things before i put it on the road but i was checking it out today and the rear shock is toast so i was wondering what are my options on a budget thanks
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Jim2
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Welcome to BadWeb and congratulations on your M2.

Find your nearest HD dealer that also supports Buell (not all do). Take your complete VIN number in and see if it has had all of the Safety recalls performed. The 2000 M2 Cyclone had a Safety recall on the shock. If the previous owner did not have that done they will still honor the recall provided they can locate the parts in their inventory. It is worth a shot as the replacement if available is of no cost to you.

That is your #1 budget option.

The #2 budget option is to see if you can buy a non-leaking used one for cheap.

The #3 budget option is to see if Race Tech can rebuild it for you. Some here have done that and it wasn't too expensive. You would have to send it in and wait.

The #4 budget option is to see if you can buy a NOS, but just know that it too may not last as they seem to have a short life.

Some will consider all of the above as throwing good money at bad. I say it just depends on your situation and only you can determine that.
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Jim2
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I forgot to mention that the newer shocks are 14.5 inches eye-to-eye and require an updated front shock mount and a new voltage regulator mount that re-orients the voltage regulator.

The old shocks are ~16 inches eye-to-eye and have a different front shock mount.

If you shop used make sure you know what you have currently and what you are looking to buy so you have the correct ride height. You really should go for the updated newer shock and mount.

Check with lance at St. Paul Ebay store, he may have NOS shock replacements. He sold me the new mount and regulator bracket too. Also if you are 200lbs. plus you might consider an S3/T shock. Same size but heavier spring. But I wouldn't even consider it if < 190lbs as you would have no range for adjustment.
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Bd3
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A new Penske or WP shock may be the best long term according to many. I am cheap and opted for a NOS M2L to lower my M2. Have the std shock that was working fine when removed. $175 shipped
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Jim2
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I forgot to mention that there is the M2 and the M2L (Low). Be sure you know what you already have. There is a used M2L shock in the classified section right now for $100. It will lower the back end of a non Low M2 and you don't want to do that unless you also lower the front end. I don't think you can just drop the forks tubes to do that.

Sounds like Bd3 may have a budget option for you.
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Rangejunkie
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 08:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

thanks for all the info guys bd3 i may just take that shock as far as i can tell its an m2 not the m2l and bd3 which shock do you have i know i have the longer on right now and thanks again
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Bd3
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have the shock that fits your bike at standard height. I'll send some pics via PM later this week as I am in in China now.
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Rangejunkie
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ok sounds good and thank you and have a safe trip back
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