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has anyone done much in the way of playing with the trx450r shock to work on a 700xx? as im going to try to make some fit both front and rear, and just wondering if anyone knows roughly what springs to put in, as my mate and i decieded it was time to do something about the pogo sticks and were wondering if we could come up with a cheaper solution until i get aroung to saving for a full set of fox evols, my mate ownes a shop called quad parts here in australia so we have plenty of spring/ shocks to choose from,

and yes i am aware that fitting 450 shocks will lower the 700xx a bit but i wouldnt mind that for the moment as im trying to see how well it works as a mx quad rather than a enduro machine (as we all know its untouchable in a enduro)
 

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i think there may be a set laying around the shop somewhere so i will see if they do, and see how they springs are compared to the trx450 springs
 

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is the radiator grill removal due to the reservoirs?
i didnt take the radiator grills out, just put the resivour to the front, it looks a bit odd but you get used to it

as far as the shocks themselfs go went out for about 8-10hrs over sat and sun, found it a complete different bike to ride, some good some bad, these are bone stock 08 trx450 shocks, im about 105kg so bout 220 pounds and 6"4 first ride with no preload and compression and rebound in the middle position i found it was way to soft, sat too nose down twitchy but did turn really well,

with the preload to about half way and in half a turn on compression and quarter turn on rebound, the bike still sat nose low but rideable, was alot less twitchier turned in rather well and was alot nicer to ride over the higher speed rough stuff,

with out doing the rear shocks yet its hard to say exactly how well this will perform but it is definalty an improvement and i think for a smaller person it would definatly work, you could have the shocks resprung and revalved but then for that money you could buy a second hand set of elkas,
im hopefully going to make something fit the rears this week and take it out on sat and sunday and see what it is like then

and i would put pics up but i have no idea how, if someone could tell me how to then i would
 

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yeah i got to agree with baxter on pulling the bars back, just so your weight is further back so you dont fly foreward everytime the front drops
 

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i would rather swap with yfz 450 shocks as they are a lot more adjustable but dont know if they will fit
i had a look at fitting yfz 450 shocks tonight at the shop but they are alot shorter shock than the 700xx or the trx450,

but im glad i had a look at them as i noticed the rear yfz450 shock appears to bolt into the rear of the 700xx but im not sure if the spring rate will work, and also the resivours are both goin to be on the same side which will look odd and make adjustments a bit difficult,

i will fit them tomorrow hopefully though and see how i go with spring rate and ease of adjstability and let you all know how it is
 

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Discussion Starter · #22 · (Edited)
not i will get some more up tomorrow
with the yfz rears and better ones of the fronts,
 

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