Triumph Tiger 1050 Shock
Honestly, the 46mm Showa is quite a good shock absorber. The spring rate is good for riders around 85kg and the preload adjuster is nice, the rebound adjuster is all most riders need. What it lacks is set-up. There is so little dampening it feels like the shock isn't even working.
This can be rectified when we rebuild the shock. We can rebuild the stock shock absorber, turning it into a rebuildable unit as we go, and springing it to suit your riding with our 20-048 Series Shock Springs.
Your other option is to replace the whole lot with a completely adjustable Yacugar or TFX replacement rear shock. Whichever you choose, it is built to your specifications and will provide much better performance.
Non Rebuildable Shock Overhaul & Revalve.
As you can see from the dyno graph, just adding some solid damping to the stock shock can make a world of difference. We also modify the shock casing and internals so that it can be rebuilt much easier and quicker (and cheaper) in the future.
When we do a revalve, we give the stock Showa shock strong, linear, continued damping all the way through the stroke (in Red), whereas the stock damping rolls over and dies almost immediately (top half of the blue line).