Anyone ID this rear shock?

discussion about the 750 Sport and '89/'90 900SS, which share many mechanicals with the Paso series
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88Sport
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Anyone ID this rear shock?

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Can anyone ID this shock? It has no parts number on it that I can see. There is the remainder of a name on the label ‘Pulsar’ and Valvular system but no brand name i can see. It was supposed to be a Marzocchi but no evidence.
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Re: Anyone ID this rear shock?

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that above the "Pulsar" is the M, the Marzocchi logo.
The spring may have been replaced. Yellow is typical to Ohlins.

Here're a few pics of a disassembled Pulsar3 which may be a later model.
https://www.leguidevert.com/viewtopic.php?id=307399
88Sport
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Thank you. I had been over complicating my searches otherwise I would have found that first time!!! I didn’t recognise the logo. It’s a good find it seems, if it still functions. Will take it to my local suspension guy.
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Re: Anyone ID this rear shock?

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Sounds like the Marzocchi Pulsar was relatively rare and was used in prefers over the Parioli OEM unit in race bikes, including Tony Rutter’s IOM TT winning machine.
https://youtu.be/YL-TkaTbHa0
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