KX500 rear shock on a XR650R?

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Posted October 24, 2005 - 10:29 AM


Can I use or adapt a rear shock from a KX500 on my XR? If so..any difference in building years?BTW.. it's an Ohlins that i can get.

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  • TimBrp

Posted October 24, 2005 - 11:12 AM


I know alot of people had done the CR500 conversion but a KX500, haven't heard of someone doing it yet. I'd imagine it could be done... :banghead:

  • BWB63

Posted October 24, 2005 - 02:21 PM


Yes, you can. It is about 5/8" longer. You have to use the shim/valve setup from your XR650R. CR500/KX500 shock body are the same. It's the newer duel stage (High/low) adjustment you are after on the Showa.

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