Originally Posted by superdutyGS
I have a wtb in the FM but I would like a little input from drz owners. I have an 02 DRZ400 that I just recently bought. The rear shock is worn out. Can I rebuild it or anything. I weigh 225 and need a good one. Not in the ohlins price category either. Any suggestions or anybody got one they would sell me reaonably that is in good shape and not used up?
These shocks are rebuildable providing that it hasn't been destroyed and the only way you'll know its condition is by opening it up. eBay for a replacement if it is past rebuilding. Parts are readily available and for that you might look at the Racetech site or go through one of many suspension or bike shops such as Wheeling or Procycle.
For your weight I'd suggest a 6.0kg/mm rear spring matched to 0.50kg/mm front springs.
Add Racetech valves (front and rear) if you have the coin... Highly recommended and they come with DVD howtos clearly explaining every step of the process.
As the rear is shagged I'd also have a very close look at the front and renew all of the wear parts.
It gets very expensive if suspension is allowed to wear beyond its limits for the sake of a few bucks in small parts.