rear shock?

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rear shock?

Postby Grayhorse » 09:36 pm Feb 18 2006

I've almost finished my kx fork swap, when I sit on the bike the front end feels solid as a rock but the rear end feels super soft.
After you guys put your kx forks on was your rear shock compatible with some adjustment or am I looking at having to get a heavier spring?
please advise
I weigh 185
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Postby Indawoods » 09:37 pm Feb 18 2006

What do you weigh?
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Postby Indawoods » 09:42 pm Feb 18 2006

FYI... the frontend should not feel solid as a rock. Sounds like you have stiction. Also, what spring rate is in the front? You proly will have to readjust your frontend again... there are several posts on it....
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Postby Grayhorse » 10:04 pm Feb 18 2006

My forks feel OK, when I said solid as a rock I ment compaired to the rear end. I'm not exactly sure of the spring rate I'm assuming they are 02 stock. I haven't ridden it yet but it just feels like its out of balance and I'm more concerned with the shock being too soft than the forks being too harsh.
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Postby Indawoods » 10:18 pm Feb 18 2006

Back to my question... what do you weigh? The stock rear spring should be good to about 200#

Have you ever set the sag?
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Postby KDXer » 08:44 am Feb 19 2006

Mine felt the same as you describe and shore enuf it was stiction... Not saying yours is,,,, just mine was. :blink:
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Postby layoutd » 07:29 pm Feb 19 2006

his post says 185# and that should be perfect for the 5.0 springs. have you ever serviced your shock? it is not the spring that is the problem for you. for me at 165# it is.
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Postby Grayhorse » 07:45 pm Feb 19 2006

I reassembled the front end checking for stiction, then I bled the air out of the forks and checked the rear sag. I dont know if it was the air or binding but the front end did seem a little softer afterward. Unfortunately I think I'll have to wait for warmer wheather, ride the bike and go from there.
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