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Old 03-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #98
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Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Floyd, VA, Edenton, NC
Oddometer: 301
Originally Posted by Badger
I'm gonna need new shocks before long, any suggestions/resorces? The ones on there now are about 17" long and marked "Stroker".

Also, what's the deal with a 6volt battery (need one of those too), how do I run the lights? I want to go with LED's because I'm starting from scratch anyway.
well i just bought a set from dennis kirk for a 79-80 xr500 that are 17.5" long. shocks + springs = $233 delivered. they are progressive 13 series shocks and are not rebuildable like the works performance, but are half as expensive; if you don't race or ride really hard, they should be fine.

the deal with the 6V? it sucks....thats the deal. cheapest place i've found for a 6v battery is jcwhitney, $14 for 24 month battery. signal and brake lights run off the battery, headlight runs off of stator when bike is running.

keep me posted on how you get leds hooked up; i would like to add some alternative lighting to mine.
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