DR 650 pre 96' SHOCK SWAP

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by HKR, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. HKR

    HKR n00b

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    Dear All,

    I created this post since I can not find a lot about pre 96' models.

    I am looking for a shock swap on my DR 650 from 1990.

    It already has a YZ 450F front but the rear shock is a pain.

    I already tried 2 WP suspension LC4 shock, both didn't fit.
    1st one was to long (KTM LC4 640 2005 shock WP suspension).

    The second hit the swing arm due to the nitrousgas box on the side. (LC4 WP Supsension 1990-2000 shock).

    Does anyone know a good alternative? I found a YSS shock for only 319euro new, YSS pre 96' DR 650 shock, but I would like the shock to be 40mm (longer travel), since that increases the ride height and travel.

    Second hand shocks are not that hard to come by. A company could make my LC4 WP suspension shock from a KTM (that hits the swingarm) into a WP4681 which would fit my DR 650, but that costs 350euro.
    Thanks in advance!
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