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post #21 of 29 Old 11-20-2019, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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I need it at 5 for my weight correct? I an make adjustments once my tool kit comes it (didn't have one when I bought it). I was reading it at 5 as well, but now just second guessing...

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post #22 of 29 Old 11-20-2019, 02:19 PM
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There is a rebound damping adjuster on the bottom RH side of the shock also, uses a flat screwdriver.

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post #23 of 29 Old 11-20-2019, 03:45 PM
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Paul is right; it's on 5.....which it should be.


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post #24 of 29 Old 11-20-2019, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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You've got the RT emulators if the sticker is to be believed. They were the original fork improvement available for the KLR and were the only game in town when the Gen 2 was introduced. Later Cogent introduced the DDR which, if @DPelletier is to be believed (and he is), is essentially an RT emulator with an improved method of valving. Thus they are 'better' but not better enough to warrant replacing the RT emulators with them. Your front end is fine, though you might want to tune it to your needs.

At the back, a Cogent Adventure will be just what the vast majority of riders need, solve all of their suspension problems, and make them look good-looking with a groovy personality, all for ~$500. If your needs are greater than that, then the Moab is a custom build at $675. I wouldn't bother going to the extreme limit with the Moab Pro Series on a Gen 2 unless you put it on some sort of diet and pulled at least 40 pounds off of it. It's just too heavy for the kind of riding that the Pro Series is built for.

In other words, youse don't gotta spend $2K to transform the KLR's suspension, and perhaps you begin to see why putting an $80 Top Gun spring on the stock shock and/or spending a coupla benjies to rebuild the stock shock is throwing good money after bad.
Is this what your talking about?
https://www.motocd.com/product/the-a...-shock-klr650/
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Not to speak for Tom but yes, that's the Cogent Adventure; a great shock, I had one on my 2000 for a year. I'd also concur with his opinion that the Racetech Gold valve Cartridge Emulators you seem to have installed in your forks are a good product and should solve the stock KLR's fork woes. You may wish to check the oil level and sag settings.

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You'd better speak for me since I was upside down and backward on the OEM shock setting. Glad @pdwestman and you caught that early on! It's been too long since I've had a stock shock, eh?

The black spring, though, doesn't seem stock. I recall my '08 shock having a silver spring. Am I AFU on that, too?

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The black spring, though, doesn't seem stock. I recall my '08 shock having a silver spring. Am I AFU on that, too?
sadly, yes;https://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-kawasa...-/362382157868



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Sadly, indeed. I'm losing it.

I sure had fun in the '70s, though.
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If you need help moderating the forum, I would be happy to help, as I use to own my own VB forum several years ago.
We'll certainly keep that in mind. Thanks for the offer.

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