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henrymartin 11-17-2012 04:11 PM

Rear Shock for KLR250?
 
I'm looking for an upgrade to my rear shock, KLR250. The stocker is now like a pogo stick.
My Google-fu is probably not working because I can't find anything except replacing it with a KLR650 stock shock.

Thanks

OldPete 11-18-2012 04:10 AM

i found the thread in thumpers forum...read it or search it yourself. :wink:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=klr250

emti 11-18-2012 03:19 PM

The KLR 650 shock is the cheapest solution, I tried a used 250 shock from ebay and got screwed. The 650 shock fits ok, need to enlarge one hole, and fiddle withe carb boot/airbox fitting. emti

henrymartin 11-18-2012 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldPete (Post 20068810)
i found the thread in thumpers forum...read it or search it yourself. :wink:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=klr250

I'm familiar with the thread, but didn't find what I was looking for. Some people mention KLR650 shock, other than than I found one shock for $600ish.

Quote:

Originally Posted by emti (Post 20072081)
The KLR 650 shock is the cheapest solution, I tried a used 250 shock from ebay and got screwed. The 650 shock fits ok, need to enlarge one hole, and fiddle withe carb boot/airbox fitting. emti

So, did you have the 650 shock on yours? How does it work for you? Any changes to the front springs to compensate for the stiffer rear, or did you leave your front stock?

I love the little KLR for woods riding, I just don't want to bounce around too much :lol3

beergut 11-19-2012 07:49 AM

Call Rick at Cogent Dynamics.

henrymartin 11-19-2012 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beergut (Post 20076196)
Call Rick at Cogent Dynamics.

Are his shocks better than the Hagon? Asking because there is about $200 price difference.

emti 11-21-2012 03:10 AM

It lowers the rear of the bike about an inch or so I just raised the forks an inch to match .Still have the stock front springs. I dont have a better dirt bike to compare it to but it seems ok within the expectations of a KLR 250. For some reason afternarket shocks are expensive. My only issue is/was getting a good seal withe carb to airbox boot. emti

henrymartin 11-21-2012 12:46 PM

Thanks.

I started looking at the Hagon shock, but yeah, it's expensive. Maybe it would be easier and cheaper to find a proper dirtbike shock in the same length and then have a machine shop modify what needs to be done.

KLX250 shocks seems much cheaper on fleebay and the bike weight/power is just about the same.

B.Curvin 11-21-2012 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beergut (Post 20076196)
Call Rick at Cogent Dynamics.

This

Quote:

Originally Posted by henrymartin (Post 20081383)
Are his shocks better than the Hagon?


I am not familiar with the quality of Hagon, but Ricks stuff is top shelf. I can tell you for sure that Cogent Dynamics shocks are 10X better than a progressive. I won't use anyone else.

seekerhiker 04-22-2013 04:11 PM

Put in the 650 shock
 
I have instructions on installing a KLR650 shock in the KLR250 here - http://youtu.be/k6xwxYsuIOQ

The man who can make the pin replacement/sleeve/adapter is Ian Smith at MotorSmith:

8 Wicket Street
Unit 8
Pine Meadow, CT
860-751-9026
fellesh@yahoo.com

Dominic49 12-05-2013 02:55 PM

I just did the same swap on my bike without having to order any custom parts (factory pieces off the klr650 will cure the hole being to small issue.) Off the shelf bolts and spacers. (the head of the 650 bolt had to be shaved down a little to clear the dog bone.)


http://i.imgur.com/vLwWMtWl.png
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I also swapped the 250 spring on to the 650 shock as it is a slightly higher spring rate.

I did however decide to make a new upper link to take care of the intake boot clearance issue and the height issue. (optional)





http://i.imgur.com/FW2Tutrl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yIlBAPQl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/cwu9y8bl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GdOto6sl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OuRuCp4l.jpg


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