Upgrade for 2016 CFMOTO Z800?
What’s a good shock upgrade for 2016 z800?
Please N thanks
Just thinking out loud, the heat comes from oil being forced through a small apeture and compounding on itself at a rate faster than the heat generated can be dissipated. The fade will be from the oil becoming so hot it thins out to the point the same apeture now resists the oils flow much less.
It might be the case that a different brand of shock wouldn’t make much difference if they are set to the same damping resistance, have similar spring rate, and acting on the same load.
Settings in adjustable shocks can make a big difference. If you have the compression damping set high to help the springs it will make oil hotter faster. Less compression damping and more spring preload or less compression damping and stronger springs would be of help.
When your oil gets so hot and thin it acts like alcohol then your rebound damping goes all to hell too, even though it’s completely innocent of creating that heat.
Not to be an ass with this question but is your machine carrying more total load than your buddies? More work means more heat.
You could try turning your compression damping down and your spring preload up, but you might just need stronger springs whatever shock they are on.