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post #1 of 3 Old 10-18-2013, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Visual difference between 1000 and 650 rear shock

So I bought a cheap 1000 rear shock to throw on my 650. Is there any way to confirm it is actually off a 1000? Can't find a number on it and they both look identical. I would like to confirm I havent been screwed before I take the old shock out.


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post #2 of 3 Old 10-20-2013, 02:16 PM
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I have read on this forum that the 1000 shock is slightly longer., with a heavier spring. No personal experience, though.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-20-2013, 03:52 PM
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I would love to know also.

I plan on replacing my spring on my 650 and would like to find a cheap stocker off a 1000 to try...

2011 DL650 Vstrom ABS model
Farkles so far, Adventure Tech Peg lowering plates, mirror extenders, forkbrace, Sonic Springs Fork springs 1.0, Soft bags

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1981 GN 400
2005 KLR 650
1997 Vulcan 800
1982 Nighthawk 450
1986 XL 250R
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