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Old 07-20-2014, 07:42 AM   #1
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Question DR650 rear shock rebuild, Pro Cycle, Kientech or Cogent Dynamics?!

I blew the rear shock on my DR, its leaking oil and the bump stop is crumbling!Im looking at Pro Cycles page, Id like some input on the Cogent Dynamics shock rebuild or really any shock rebuild setups.I plan on replacing the spring too while Im at it. I guess Id like input on the Pro Cycle rebuild with or without the Cogent Dynamics shaft or the kit that Kientech sells with an Eighbach spring. Does the C Dynamics shaft with rebound damping make that much of a difference over a basically rebuilt / re-valved stock shock with a better spring?Id like to rebuild it once and forget about it Any reason other than the anodizing that its worth the extra funds over buying just the shaft kit and installing it myself?My bike is a 1999 with under 1,000 miles, it has an Acerbis tank, 80% pavement 20% fire trails, sometimes 2 up riding mostly just me and a day bag when I actually have time to ride it!
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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Just for reference,I had the Race-Tech Gold Valve put in my rear shock,no fancy anodizing,put on a Eibach spring for my weight and it worked great,Ive got 29,000 hard ridden miles on it and am having it refreshed currently.

I know the Cogent high buck doo-dads are all the rage,and they come on ADV to sell em where race tech doesnt,but the gold valve worked great for me. I do ride the thing harder then it should be ridden off road at times.

If the rebound is set right from the get-go there's not much reason to mess with it,the gold valve seems able to make it work
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