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04-23-2014 12:10 PM
DPelletier
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Originally Posted by steferf View Post
What does the remote reservoir accomplish?
The additional volume allows for cooler operation in extreme conditions. Arguably not required for a KLR but definitely needed on an MX bike.

Dave
04-13-2014 08:22 AM
steferf
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Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
Progressive 465 (much better than stock
Ricor (much better than the Progressive)
Cogent (better yet) Adventure is non adjustable dampening but is set up to your specs. Was $479.00 IIRC. Moab is the adj dampening version and is $599.00
Elka makes a nice one too with a remote reservoir but it's $1000.00+ I heard Ohlins has discontinued there unit which was in the same ballpark

My advice is to call Rick at Cogent Dynamics; he has the best shock for the money and will steer you right no matter what you decide to do.

Dave
What does the remote reservoir accomplish?
04-13-2014 07:23 AM
Savage Well I removed the shock, took it to the local MC shop, they removed the spring, I bent the tabs over, and got it all put back together. Now I can crank it up to 5 and have a nice firm ride.

Thanks for all the advice and links!!!
03-24-2014 04:19 PM
DPelletier
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I haven't even looked. What brands are there and how much they run? Thanks
Progressive 465 (much better than stock
Ricor (much better than the Progressive)
Cogent (better yet) Adventure is non adjustable dampening but is set up to your specs. Was $479.00 IIRC. Moab is the adj dampening version and is $599.00
Elka makes a nice one too with a remote reservoir but it's $1000.00+ I heard Ohlins has discontinued there unit which was in the same ballpark

My advice is to call Rick at Cogent Dynamics; he has the best shock for the money and will steer you right no matter what you decide to do.

Dave
03-21-2014 07:53 PM
Lockjaw I was lucky enough to get gifted one by Masterlink.

I think a Progressive (what I have) would run you 300-350.



03-21-2014 07:28 PM
Savage I haven't even looked. What brands are there and how much they run? Thanks
03-21-2014 06:33 PM
Lockjaw
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Originally Posted by Savage View Post
Cool, thanks guys!

Next question: Is it better to just buy a whole new aftermarket shock?
A better aftermarket shock makes a HUGE difference. If you got the scrilla, do it.



03-21-2014 05:48 PM
Savage Cool, thanks guys!

Next question: Is it better to just buy a whole new aftermarket shock?
03-21-2014 05:24 PM
CraigES Here are the youtube videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Honey72
03-21-2014 03:14 PM
CraigES I just did this repair to my shock the about two weeks ago. The problem is spring compression. I used my hydraulic press and a lot of bailing wire to keep the spring compressed. The rest of the repair is easy. Just push the washer back in and hit it with a punch to crimp washer in place. I greased mine up as well so it would work more smoothly. Removal of shock is apiece of cake. I found a good youtube video so you might want to search for it.
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