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KHS rear shock

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jonny dh, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. jonny dh

    jonny dh Monkey

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    i want to mount an 8.75 rear shock on my KHS. will it work?
     

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    oh man...

    You haven't told us things like what model KHS do you own? What length shock is on it now?

    If your shock is shorter than a 8.75, I wouldn't go bigger as that can make your suspension do funny things. The only time I've really seen people change shock sizes is from longer to shorter (ie 9 to 8.75 with the same stroke length) to get a more slack head angle.

    If you're trying to put a longer shock on to get more travel, it will probably make the bike handle poorly.
     
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    it's the KHS DHSO model with a Romic 7.25 rear shock on it, the one i am considering putting on is a Manitou 8.75. I'm wondering if i should drill a hole to mount the new shock and where would be the best place.
     
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    answer= NO! don't do it
     
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    no...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.:clapping:
     
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    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad idea...
     
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    what a good rear shock to put on?
     
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    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    considering the leverage ratio of that bike and the custom length of the shock the only one that i can think of is an avy.
     
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    what's the stroke of the shock?