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I am stubborn and not resign myself to throw the stock shock and mount another one for 400 € and more. So, searching in the web, I found in Florence (Italy, my nation), a great specialist in shocks and their modification and maintenance. Here is the work he has done on my stock shock.
Alternative al mono di serie - Pagina 14 - Scrambler-Italia.com
Now I'm waiting for the "new" shock - it will be here tomorrow - to say how better it is than the "old" one.
I'll report here my impressions.

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Egidio
 

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My shock is arrived today, rather than on Friday (Posta Italiana never contradicts itself ) and I have already mounted it.
I shall resume work tomorrow after 10 days of convalescence after intervention.
They will be 17 + 17 km with my "ears" tuned to its behavior.
They are few kilometers , but they will already tell me something.
I'll let you know
 

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That's a smart mod, MCT suspension in UK do a similar job on the standard Fireblade shock and friends say it transforms the ride experience
 

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I‘ve ridden the first 17 km and I got the impression that the behavior of the shock is significantly improved.
Before the work on the shock, both incoming and outgoing from bumps, I felt a sinking of the back and immediately an annoying, sudden and equally consistent bounce.
Today, entering the bump, the sinking seemed smaller and more "progressive" and the release did not give me that uncomfortable feeling like before the work on the shock. Same feeling outgoing the bump, where the sinking seemed a bit less consistent, but the release was always sweet and more comfortable.
The rear felt less sensible to the potholes and manholes and the general impression is a significantly improved shock absorbing and "leveling" capacity of the shock.
I also tried to take a cobbled section and one with porphyry cubes floor and the feeling on the back and spine was far less unpleasant than before, as I think the increased feeling of control of the bike.
I'll see this afternoon coming back home if I can get some way "rich" of critical areas to better test the shock.
 

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I can confirm my impression of this morning: IMO, the improvement is tangible. I have also crossed more than 500 meters of a small road paved of stones and the back wheel was always well adherent to the road.
So I'm satisfied of my choice :)
 
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