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83' XR200R Showa Shock- rebuild or replace?

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The bike is a 1983 XR200R

I have had the forks done by Bruce’s Suspension- Damper rod mods and heavier springs and now want to sort out the too soft rear suspension.

A respected suspension guy here in the UK says he can have a spring made to suit my weight. He will also overhaul the shock, anodize and plate the parts so it looks like new. The price is very reasonable and I’m thinking that is probably all it needs, considering my very average riding abilities.

So, my question is, is there anything wrong with the design of the original Showa shock that means I would be better off buying a new Hagon or similar?

Also, I am a bit of an originality nut… so re-working the old shock is appealing.

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