98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

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98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Byte » 05:48 am Aug 07 2013

Hi all.

I have my shock apart ready for overhaul.

i see the complete list of parts from racetech used to overhaul the shock, but what are must have parts to be replaced and what are just nice to have?

what shim profile change is recommended?

is the stock spring for a 180lb rider and what is the stock spring for the 98 model?

what rated spring do i get for 215lb rider and where should i get this spring?

what would this spring be suited for (rider weight without gear)?
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Re: 98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Julien D » 08:48 am Aug 07 2013

Well hello, Byte! Been a while since you've posted here. Getting tired of TT? lol...

There is a great spring rate calculator at Racetech, which will tell you what is recommended for your weight. I believe the stock spring is a 5.0kg. Should be good up to about 210lbs. You could replace with a 5.2, but it's probably not necessary. As for rebuild bits, I will let someone else speak up. Shock rebuild is something I have not tackled myself.
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98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Byte » 01:43 pm Aug 07 2013

thanks julien.

yes, still floating around with the trusty kdx and basically overhauling the whole bike because i love it so much.

good to see this site still going on.... :-)

can i then ask you what brand of spring you like better - eibach of racetech?


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Re: 98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Julien D » 02:14 pm Aug 07 2013

Either one will suit you just fine. If you're set on the 5.2, just look for the best deal you can find.

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Re: 98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Jason » 03:25 pm Aug 07 2013

Terry Hay used to be a Race Tech dealer in AUS. Contact him.

I am pretty sure you need a 5.2 or so.

Just remember to have the correct rate in front too to keep it all balanced.
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98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Byte » 04:03 am Aug 08 2013

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98 KDX 220 - Rear Shock Overhaul

Postby Byte » 10:46 pm Aug 31 2013

does the stock shim profile suffice or can it be tweaked for better performance?

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