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suspension options for the not so rich ??

iam looking at various ways to soften up my suspention a little, i though about the lower line fox and elka shocks maybe a works job, currious what others are doing
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Im still rocking the stocks for now....

but really my question would be how soft do yah want to go? i think the stockers are kinda soft as they are....but dampening on the shocks are what i think needs improvment.
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How much do the lower line ones run?

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To me, the rear suspension is way stiff. The bike almost bucked me off when I hit a small bump in sand. Should have sailed over it. My buddy in his poohlaris hit it before me, and nothing at all. Different bikes I know, but still. The 700xx reacted almost violently.

Its like my balls are a punching bag for this bike.
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To me, the rear suspension is way stiff. The bike almost bucked me off when I hit a small bump in sand. Should have sailed over it. My buddy in his poohlaris hit it before me, and nothing at all. Different bikes I know, but still. The 700xx reacted almost violently.

Its like my balls are a punching bag for this bike.
I agree that the rear feels stiff, but my fronts are soft. They feel pretty good except when you are going downhill into a corner at speed, then they dive pretty bad. But mine are still at the stock settings, and I weigh 210, so I need to stiffen them up. I would think that If you don't weigh at least 180 pounds that this bike would feel REALLY stiff.

Hawk, you are looking at about $500 a set for lower end shocks. Those are still really good shocks though, they just are not adjustable beyond preload. Works quoted me $555.00 for a set of G-Series shocks with adjustable pre-load and no rezzies. From there you are looking at another $200 for rezzies, and a grand for fully adjustable. Works are comparable to Elka's in price. I had a set of G's on my Raptor, and they made a huge difference, especially with the "diving" issue. Unless you really know how to tune your shocks, I personally think that a good set of non-adjustable shocks work fine. I think I'd want the rezzies for the rear set though.

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I consider myself a novice rider who loves speed and Tq hence the purchase.

I actually like the front soft, I dont fly into corners so its really not a big worry.

That said, Are the "cheap" options you mention available for the rear? Anything we can have done to the existing shocks?

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I imagine you could have the rear shocks rebuilt for your weight, or to soften them, but at that point you may be better off just buying a new set. You are looking at about $700 - $750 for a rear set with rezzies. You don't want the rear to be too soft though or that baby will roll really bad in the turns. There is a company that specializes in rebuilding stock shocks, but I would have to research that one since I don't remember their name, I think there was a write-up on them a few months ago in QUAD magazine.

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GT Thunder? They built my old engine, and specialize in shocks etc.. great company.
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Isn't GT Thunder the company that is building shocks for HMF/HLS?

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I'm pretty sure they are.

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