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Old 05-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #1140
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I did already know the wheel travel, but thank you. Here's what I've found so far (and please correct any errors as the internet has been known to spread inaccuracies once or twice before):

shock eye-to-eye length (extended)- 12.6"
shock eye-to-eye length (fully compressed)- ?
shock stroke- ?
spring rate- 440 in/lbs
rear wheel travel- 5.1"

The reason I want to know is that I'm investigating suitable donors for a fairly easy shock swap to go along with a dual sport front end swap on an ex250. I would definitely want more ride height but more travel would be desirable as well since the front would probably end up with about 9" of travel.

I know enough to know that just looking at the curb weight and wheel travel numbers of other bikes won't help me but I think that comparing the above parameters to those of the stock 250 shock should tell me something meaningful.
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