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Gordon
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Rear shock Reply with quote

I need a new rear shock, for 2007 KLR, current shock doesn't cut it, bottoms out too much. Anyone been looking for one lately? Who has spotted the cheapest price for a progressive rear shock?
I'm not going to pull the LR shock off the '87 and have it rebuilt, cost about as much as getting a new one.
Anyone shopped around lately and found the best price? Need one that handles 230lbs of body weight, plus 20 more lbs in tubes ,tools, and gear on a regular basis.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: bounce for the buck.... Reply with quote

Hey Gordon, Progessive seems to be the only game in town for a quality adjustable shock. Granted, they are quite pricey but they can be found occasionally on E-Bay for much less. Personally, I don't know of any other manufacturers that produce a shock for the KLR.

I have seem alot of OEM shocks on E-Bay for app. half of retail...

All the best buddy, hope to see you soon..............
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: shock Reply with quote

Arrowhead motorsports has rear shocks. Rocky Mountain has the same adjustable rear shock for $419, which is 300 cheaper than Arrowhead for the same shock. Was hoping someone knew of someplace cheaper yet, had't checked E-bay yet, on somethings I prefer a dealer for warranty. Didn't really want an OEM shock. Took the scenic route this morning going to work and bottomed the back end out 4-5 times. I'll check E-bay and look around.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More options: www.motocd.com www.topgunmotorcycles.com www.ricorshocks.com www.happy-trail.com

I have ricors in my forks making a nice improvement. Would like to have the shock too, but for the $$$. Hope you find something shocking!haha Take care, RD
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at the Rocky Mountain ATV site and it 'looks like maybe' they're showing the 'remote' shock but describing the 'manual adjust' shock for that price. Just wondering, considering the price. ???, RD
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: shock Reply with quote

If I order from RMt I'll will call and check on what shock it really is. That would explain the big price difference.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaw4scute wrote:
....I have ricors in my forks making a nice improvement. RD


Same here RD! Smile I have the intiminators + progressive springs in the front. I'm quite impressed with how the front handles and behaves. Also am impressed on how the front reacts the harder and faster you push the bike......RH

Hi Gordon,

For the rear, I run the PROGRESSIVE 465 std. height (no RAP). It's good, a lot better than stock.

I am impressed with the RICORs I have decided to replace that 4-month old Progressive shock. Shhh, don't tell Noobens Laughing

Unfortunately, right now, my "fiscal" focus (or nooben's technical-expertise focus) is to resolve some engine noise. After that, I plan to get the RICOR shock around mid-to-late march if everything goes well.

I will keep on looking at this thread and if you are still shopping for a shock by then, I'll offer the progressives for a reasonable BTK price.

Best always ... Raymond
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Through my shop I could do the Progressive 465 non RAP shock and RAP shock. RAP is out of stock until the middle of the month. PM me if you're interested. I can beat online prices unless it will lose me money. PM me with the cheapest prices for a new one you can find and a link to the site and I'll see if I can beat it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gordon,

I am 265 pounds plus gear and ride an 07 also.

I took a different route and am happy with the results. I replaced the load spring on the rear and just kept the stock shock.

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/KLR_springs/klrsprings.html

I put the 8k on my bike.

If you don't have a fork brace up front, check into that. I am happy with the results with that add on also. The front is much stiffer.

Next time I wear out a front seal, it's progressive springs up front for me!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: shock Reply with quote

Thank you for the information/options possible. Will make some type of decision later on. Shock money just went to replacing the radiator in my Ford Explorer, so will delay things a bit. Like the spring option.
Thank you and looking forward to April!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear shock Reply with quote

Gordon wrote:
I need a new rear shock, for 2007 KLR, current shock doesn't cut it, bottoms out too much.


Maybe dropping a few pounds would be cheaper Gordon. LOL
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:01 am    Post subject: shock Reply with quote

Not sure about what to leave off the klr and trim weight off. I could maybe carry a few less tools, maybe only one spare tube for each tire instead of 2. I don't want to leave the plug in air pump behind. Maybe take the windshield clear off.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of Koni's off a dune buggy hanging in my garage. They are adjustable and everything. You have to take them both though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: shock Reply with quote

I decided to lighten the KLR by letting 5 lbs out of each tire. That will be 10 lbs saved.
I had to go look up what a Koni was.
I will start on a weight loss program, as Larry suggested, .... tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just kidding you about the Konis. Im in the same boat on the rear shock, I have my preload cranked way up. It will do for the riding I do.
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