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Old 11-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #4381
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They list different shocks for Gen 1 and Gen 2 bikes on their website. I'd call them, if they don't know the answer off-hand someone should be able to look at both and tell you if they are compatible.
Thanks for the info. Will have to research more.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #4382
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I put a gen 2 rear shock on my gen1...

With no problem whatsoever. Don't know why it wouldn't work the other way around.
If it matters to anybody, the gen 2 shock on my 1990 KLR made a noticable difference. I wouldn't say drastic but noticably nicer on and off road.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #4383
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YAYYYYYY I just got one!!!!

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #4384
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Can anyone tell me if a 1st Gen rear shock will fit on a 2nd Gen KLR?

I can get a Cogent shock from a 1 Gen for a good price but need to know if it will fit my 2nd Gen. I've heard the only difference is a longer lower bolt.
Yes, they are compatible. I have both genI/genII and swap my aftermarket shocks all the time. One shock is for 2up riding the other for solo rides.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #4385
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Yes, they are compatible. I have both genI/genII and swap my aftermarket shocks all the time. One shock is for 2up riding the other for solo rides.
That's great! So the two bolts are the same as well then?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #4386
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I know the dogbones are different thickness between gen 2 and 1, but not sure about the shock.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:38 PM   #4387
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That's great! So the two bolts are the same as well then?
No, genI and genII use different length bottom bolt but shock will fit any year KLR. As previously mentioned the dog bones are different thicknesses and lengths.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #4388
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Congrats.

But you know......without pics it never happened.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:05 AM   #4389
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I know the dogbones are different thickness between gen 2 and 1, but not sure about the shock.
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No, genI and genII use different length bottom bolt but shock will fit any year KLR. As previously mentioned the dog bones are different thicknesses and lengths.
Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #4390
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #4391
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How large of a rear sprocket can be installed to maintain the standard 106 link chain? Stock size is 43T. I would like to gear down more that the 14T front sproket will allow (stock is 15T).

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #4392
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Where does the wind at speed hit on you KLR 650 riders?

I'm 6'2" 210lbs 35" inseam.

Any after market shields recommended?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #4393
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Lots of them available and lots of opinions. Some love a tall shield, some hate them. I'm running a laminar lip.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:09 PM   #4394
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On my 04 KLR the buffeting from the stock shield was pretty bad.
Cutting off the upswept part of the shield solved that problem.
I'm 5'10"
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #4395
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How large of a rear sprocket can be installed to maintain the standard 106 link chain? Stock size is 43T. I would like to gear down more that the 14T front sproket will allow (stock is 15T).

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lol. You sound maybe crazier than me. A 14T front gets me up the backside of the dam. That's all I want on KilLeR.
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