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post #1 of 10 Old 12-16-2007, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock

Well,rode my bike the other day and felt fine.Got on her today for a quick spin over the hill and felt like I was on a pogo stick.Didn't seem like there was any resistance to the shock.I'm guessing it's a duster? Larryboy,ya out there?Can they be rebuilt or just bite the bullet and get a new/used/ aftermarket one

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-16-2007, 09:31 PM
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I remember someone over on .net having the stock shock rebuilt by some guy up in Canada, but that's all I can remember about it, other than the price wasn't as much as a Progressive shock. ( I have a Progressive and I wouldn't recommend it. )

If not, I think someone here in the ads has a stock shock, and there's typically one listed on Fleabay every once in a while, also.. When I put my Progressive on I listed my stock shock and sold it to a guy in the UK. He was happy and I knocked $75 off the price of my Progressive..

If I had to do it over again, I'd get a Works Performance made for me..
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-16-2007, 10:08 PM
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I think Holycaveman/Tom rebuilt a stocker one time. If it was me I'd pick up a used one or a new take off from F1 on ebay.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-16-2007, 10:09 PM
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Here you go:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KLR65...spagenameZWDVW


Good looking shock with the added bonus of HD spring installed plus OEM.

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-03-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Rebuilding The Shock

THE STOCK SHOCK IS MOST DEFINITELY REBUILDABLE. WITH A FEW MODS AND A DIFFERENT SPRING ,IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. I'M A CYCLE TECH AND I'VE DONE IT BEFORE. DO SOME RESEARCH ON THE PARTS BEFORE U JUST BUY A SHOCK
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-04-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a brand new shock for 175 bucks.I am keeping the old one and rebuilding it alot stouter.With two klrs in the family,I can see the need for a spare.

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-04-2008, 12:18 AM
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I really need a better spring for mine, IE: hold mucho weight.

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I've heard a lot of good things about the Moab Shock from Cogent Dynamics.
http://www.motocd.com/index.php?opti...id=29&Itemid=1
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-24-2008, 09:52 AM
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Alternate shock choices

Here are two options for rear shock solutions for '08 KLR650s

First: I have developed a new shock for the 2008 KLR with Penske Racing Shocks. We will be looking at the earlier models soon.
Available in three levels of cost/features with the basic model, called the
8900E, being an emultion style shock absorber, without a remote resevoir.
This shock has Adjustments for; Spring preload, Damping (affects both rebound and compression) and ride height.
Note, ride height range is plus or minus from stock, This is a better choice for lowering than dogbone lowering links that allow the tire to hit the fender on big bottom-outs.
These are not catalog part numbers off the shelf. All are built custom per each rider's weight and needs. Delivery time is 2 weeks, drop shipped direct to you. Retail cost is only $615.
Introdutory price of $561.25. for a limited time
If you want to add independant Compression adjustability it requires the remote resevoir and added cost. That will separate the rebound and compression circuits for very effective tuning.

Second: We have been a RACETECH Center since 1996.
If you have a blown shock we can rebuild leaking shocks for under $180.
That includes; labor, new seals, Racetech's UltraSlick suspension oil and nitrogen pressurized. Each rebuild starts with a trip thru our Sonic Parts Cleaner. two days turn-around time typical
While we are there, installing a Goldvalve kit (retail $169.99)
and proper spring (retail $109.99) to suit your weight will put you on a very quality ride with much improved wheel control thru better damping.
Depending on your weight you may not even need a heavier spring. I weigh 170# and am quite happy on the original spring rates front and rear

Either way, we garauntee satisfaction.
Call me to discuss options, needs, orders.
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