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Old 01-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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DR650 Rear shock

I searched but didn't find exactly what I was looking for.

I used to have a KLR and a KTM 640. Naturally, the KLR was a bit mooshy in comparison to the KTM. I sat on the DR650 and I feel like I am almost bottoming the shock out. I didn't ride the bike, just sat on it in the show room. I moved one bike over and sat on the KLR650. It didn't sink nearly as much.

I tried to see what the preload adjustment was on the DR with no luck.

I'm a somewhat meaty 230lbs. I'm not expecting competition worthy suspension but want to make sure I'm not going to fold this thing in half on a trail somewhere.

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Old 01-14-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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I searched but didn't find exactly what I was looking for.

I used to have a KLR and a KTM 640. Naturally, the KLR was a bit mooshy in comparison to the KTM. I sat on the DR650 and I feel like I am almost bottoming the shock out. I didn't ride the bike, just sat on it in the show room. I moved one bike over and sat on the KLR650. It didn't sink nearly as much.

I tried to see what the preload adjustment was on the DR with no luck.

I'm a somewhat meaty 230lbs. I'm not expecting competition worthy suspension but want to make sure I'm not going to fold this thing in half on a trail somewhere.

Thanks!
At 230 you'll NEED to put a new spring on either bike. There is preload adjustment on the rear of the dr but the spring just won't support your weight in off road situations. Spring and Adapter will run you around 130 dollars. KLR.... Same situation. Both bikes are great bikes. Slightly more off-road, DR. Slightly more on road, KLR.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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Springs ft and rear and a revalve is the best thing Ive done to my DR, doesnt exzacktly make it into a real dirt bike but handles better street or dirt.I did the whole Race Tech route on mine but some have just revalved the rear shock and had it work ok. Jessee at www.kientech.com can set you up with the right springs and hes a great guy to boot.
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