2015 F3S stock rear shock
My review on the King shocks: I have a 2015 F3S with a stock rear shock. Before trying the King shocks, I had Fox on the fronts. I typically ride solo, but for the past few weeks I have loaded down the back seat with gear as I have been riding cross-country. With over 5,200 miles on these new shocks, I can tell you I certainly noticed a huge difference. From Missouri potholes, to windy Kentucky roads, to a hot/cold California and all the road construction in Arizona, I might’ve been testing roads you also ride on. You know how school buses ride smoother when you sit up front, but way bouncier if you sit in the back? Shrink up the wheelbase and that’s how my ride is now. I don’t feel much of anything in the handlebars or pegs when going over bumps or holes, but can sure feel it when the rear tire goes over them. The front handles better, feels more solid, I can take curves faster, it almost floats. It doesn’t dive when hard braking, and feels like a machine that can handle more of what I give it. Should I upgrade my rear shock? Certainly so. I just hope King decides to make one for my machine. The upgraded King shocks are well worth it, IMO.