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San Arthur
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Any idea why the front shock absorber cartridge for the R26-R27 cost in the USA twice as much as the rear cartridges?

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Guessing

While there may be exceptions to this statement, most parts for these bikes are hardly priced by any sort of logical cost of production equation, rather they’re mostly priced as high as sellers think the market will bear. So if the rear shocks are harder to source, in less demand, produced in lower quantities etc etc the price can reflect that.

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Huggett

My question is because if you look for the parts at Huggett (https://www.bmwbike.com/index.php?e=mhs&l=en) the official manufacturer and supplier of vintage BMW motorcycle parts for BMW AG both the front and rear shocks cost the same, but in the USA the rear cost twice as much.

6 31 41 2 054 031 Shock absorber, front 84.00
8 33 52 3 054 091 Shock absorber, rear 84.00

Have any of you import from Huggett?

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Yes Mark Hugget is very good

We have met Mark in Switzland and he is a very decent chap.
We ahve also purchased parts from him over several years and not had a single problem.

I have no reservations about recommending him to you.

Mal

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