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Old 12-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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2005 450EXC Shock Question

Bike is a 2005 450EXC. I have now tried the heaviest shock springs offered by Race Tech and Factory Connection





Have the compression all the way in and it is still extremely soft and bottoms very easy.

Winter time I walk around at 240 lbs and around 220 in the summer. Being that the WP stuff is a little different I was wondering if this could point to the shock needing a rebuild? I bought this bike used and have no idea when/if it was ever rebuilt. I have not run into this issue on the Super Enduro.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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If you have the static sag and race sag set correctly, I would service the shock. If it has never been serviced, it is due.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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If you have the static sag and race sag set correctly, I would service the shock. If it has never been serviced, it is due.
Thanks for the input. I have had to rebuild the SE shock several times. It is actually off the bike and getting ready to head to Superplush. But when it was bad it would let me know.

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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try a shock from an SX model.. stiffer setup for motocross would be a decent offroad shock for a heavier guy.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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Check out " Bruce's suspension". He has pretty good write ups about how to setup the bike and then how to fine tune it with the clickers
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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Sounds like the shock itself needs work (rebuild)
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