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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Need to replace rear shock, can you use any 465 series shock are I there a specific one you have to get? I'm a bigger guy so I need a heavy duty shock, any suggestions on where t get a good without breaking the bank

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Need to replace rear shock, can you use any 465 series shock are I there a specific one you have to get? I'm a bigger guy so I need a heavy duty shock, any suggestions on where t get a good without breaking the bank
You have to order one made for this bike.

Look around, I've seen it with a huge price difference between different places.

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If you have access to a machinist...... I did a suspension upgrade on my OEM shock by increasing the preload by adding a 1inch spacer. I am a wide load and my wife isn't a ballerina so we needed some "extra" spring. Works fine. It is a dicey and low tech alternative but it worked.
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This is one one I have found to be the best replacement. There are others. JMO
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