Originally Posted by Pork Butt
the rear shock on my 05 bit the farm .... can any 650 shock be fitted or is there a better idea ???
the first clue was when the rear wheel ate my license plate
Takes some doin', I've read, but--I think a 650 shock implant is possible.
My rear tire eats up my license plate regularly, even with a fully-functional rear shock!
Thus, I think, as the dealerships sometimes say, "That's NORMAL! They ALL do that!"
I first thought mischevious vandals were bending the plate while the bike was parked in my parking lot; straightened that sucker out.
Went on an off-road ride, and, would you belive it? Those pesky rascals FOLLOWED me, out in the boonies, and mangled the license plate again, just as they did before!
The cure is: License plate relocation, regardless of rear shock condition, I fear.