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Old 05-20-2011, 10:32 AM   #1546
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I guess I should do more R&R, but then I would have to charge more for my advice. I have found an old pvt pty add for Ohlins replacement shocks that appear to say DRZ shocks from 2000-2005 have an OA length of 459mm. 2006-2007 are 455 with both haveing a 135mm stroke. The DRZ 2005 SM has a 124mm stroke and might be the one of choice. Petrolburner, I think a taller bump stop would be a solution to your shock travel issues. If you take the clevis off you will need to let the nitrogen out to avoid the mess and protect the bladder.

The standard DRZ shock has more stroke than the stock KLX650c shock, hence more travel. Looks like my airbox has been knocked forward a bit also.

Myway you are correct. I had the same problem finding specific info on the DRZ shock when I asked. Now it boils down to wether you want to pay more for aftermarket suspension upgrades than the value of a 16 year old bike that has no aftermarket. I don't, so I will stick with what I have, because it serves its purpose as a trail bike capable of long hauls on pavement.

If someone can verify the longer bumpstop, post it up as I would like to install one also.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:34 PM   #1547
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If someone can verify the longer bumpstop, post it up as I would like to install one also.
longer bumpstop means less shocktravel. Depends on the material, bump in 2/3 of the lenght, so does not solve the problem. it's the balance between all adjustment tools. One is wrong, we have a problem, by more than average use or a accident (hit that one hole in5 years)


i have 115 bone in it, mid axle to above side off the screw luggage rack C, is 620mm. a good sitting position an steering position.


by 135 mm 124 shockstroke, problems with airbox hitting it, and you must have the right spring because you can preload as much, when you a heavier then the problem is that you can only use a few mm preload, otherwise overstretching the spring.

normaly the chainaxle is by line 4 make your chain longer and you have more wheeltravel, by the airbox. X O ring stretch not so much.

0596 0696



See the diffrence between a 0596 80N/mm spring and a 85.!!!!!!!!!!! and then the 90.

Every spring has the same inside measurement but outside, thickness and amount off rounding are different.


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Old 05-20-2011, 01:41 PM   #1548
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Ok, I used my shock pump from my mountain bike racing days, it had 70 psi, so I bumped it up to 140. Took it for a ride, did some small jumps and didn't hit the airbox! So I think that was a small improvement. Still need a taller bump stop cause I colline to ride hard with my girl and camping gear on the back.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #1549
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Because of the interest, I took the bike out. First serious ride on the KLX since Nov. I have to question my own post on what I found on the Internet re: shock stroke. As best I can measure on the bike, I got 118mm. That is still substantially different than the 82mm I measured on the stock shock. So I definitely have more travel than before. That should be a good thing if you are not wacking parts. I managed to bend parts and bottom with the stock shock when I had it.

I am not smart enough to calculate how much travel that equates at the wheel with linkages, rocker angles and differences in swingarm length. So to find out, some one would have take the spring off and mount the shock and check for yourself.

At one time I did have 122mm dogbones on the bike, but that was an attempt to deal with a 425lb spring (stock 7.2kg equivalant).
If I can find them I may put them back on to quicken the steering.

I did max the compression and rebound today and that made a major difference. It seemed pretty good with a 475 spring,

Today was about as Knarly as I get. Lots of rocks, potholes, washboards and washouts. I rode it at a fast pace and never stuffed it, got within a 1/2" of bottoming the shock. I am running a 130/80 T-63 which probably helps. Good enough for me. Good luck.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:27 AM   #1550
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Good enough for me.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:29 AM   #1551
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Because of the interest, I took the spring out. Good luck.
More importent, did you have fun!!!!




What is your wheel travel?
By what bone?


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Old 05-21-2011, 12:57 AM   #1552
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A day at the Dunes.

Guys, I took Junior Fogo out today for some sand riding lessons at our local sand dunes so he can prepair himself for what he will encounter on our big two week desert trip later this year. He went really well being only 16yrs old and having only 2 minor crashes, one in front of everybody on the beach.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:13 AM   #1553
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Baja Designs?

Just picked-up a '96 650R yesterday after lurking on this thread for awhile... I'd like to make it street legal and tag it... Earlier in the thread a Baja Designs Conversion Kit was the way to go... Went to their site but the 650R kit is no longer available... can I substitute one?... anyone make something similar?... anyone got one for sale?... any ideas?
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:38 AM   #1554
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Wow Fogo, those are NOT sand tires!
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:23 PM   #1555
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Sand tyres?

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Wow Fogo, those are NOT sand tires!

Hey burner, from my experiance you dont need tyres with grip on beach sand if you have a 650. just keep changing up gears and "up it" if your engine is labouring it is getting grip. I have run new knobbies on the beach and felt no differance. If you run a paddle tyre that is sure to increase drive. All still fun, who wants to change tyres just to have half day of little bit more fun. Anyway can't make it to easy for the young fella.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #1556
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nice place so in your backyard
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:56 AM   #1557
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nice place so in your backyard
Yes Myway the sand dunes are about 45 minutes from my home.
We are very lucky in Australia, as there is many nice places to ride.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:58 AM   #1558
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Yes Myway the sand dunes are about 45 minutes from my home.
We are very lucky in Australia, as there is many nice places to ride.
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i believe you have more bush too

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Old 05-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #1559
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[QUOTE=Myway;15971866]i believe you have more bush too


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Ehhhh I see you've been snooping Myway!!!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:30 AM   #1560
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Guess what good news.

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Cheap too, $349.95 from OZ so it will be cheap enough to post from here world wide. place your deposit.
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