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Old 01-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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KTM LC4 Rear Shock Interchangeability Questions

Hey guys I poked around the site for a while but did not find what I was looking for.

I have a 97 KTM 620 RXCe with a stock WP rear shock. Recently I noticed that the lower shock mount on the shock has a hairline fracture. Naturally, being broke and cheap, I put it back on and kept riding. That said, I've had this nagging feeling that I'm temping fate on my 180 mile commute.

My gut thinks that any LC4 with a prolink suspension (duke excluded) should be compatible. Does a shock from a different KTM bolt in? Two stroke shocks from the same era are really cheap, about as cheap as I am.


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Old 01-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Get it welded.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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Get it welded.
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I thought about that but I'm worried since the fracture goes all the way through. I imagine I'd have to remove a bit of metal to get a decent weld.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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weld it...
if it was part of the Boeing Dreamliner and had to fly...then i would buy a new one:)....really don't worry about that crack repair..

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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I guess I spent too long wrenching in dealerships and am quick (kinda) to replace.

I'll pull it off and bring it to my machinist. Maybe if I ask him nice, he'll let me repair it myself and not charge me.

A fully equipped and open to students machine shop is one of the best perks of grad school. I just have to claim the shock is somehow education related. Hell, I use the bike to collect rock samples, perfect. "Without repairing this, I can't graduate. Now wheres your tig welder?"
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