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Old 01-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #2769
Ed@Ford
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Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Dearborn MI
Oddometer: 1,404
LOST RIDER: Yup....some rough stuff, and it looks like the "Econo-suspension" really was unphased by it. BUT...it brings up the shock mod question. Way back on my Suzuki DRZ400s (street model) with the stock shock (no rebound damping adjust) I was doing a long downhill with some serious waterbars going across the downhill slope....there was SOOOO much rebound damping, I damn near did a handstand off the bars. After that experience I found a DRZ400 shock from an E model with rebound damping adjust, and the rear suspension instantly became wonderful...no more near-death experiences. So...in your experiences on the LRP....if the shock were rebuildable/tuneable (Honda sez no....my local shock guru says PROBABLY), does the rebound damping need to be toned down?....someone here upped his rear spring rate to 600 from about 525.....would that have been a benefit on this ride?
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