650 Vstrom Rear shock replacement.. with DL1000 Rear shock?
Hey there guys
I have a K7 Vstrom 650 and I weigh 110kg..I only had the bike for like the last 5000km ... but the previous owner was also my size, so it didnt really help lol.. now the bike has 49k Km on the clock and the shock is done, I al currently looking to replace the shock but I cannot afford a new or aftermarket shock, and I was dumbstruck when I found out that the stock shock is a Sealed unit.. and it looks like pretty old tech.. very sad.. so now I have two options, I can buy a used shock and I dont know what I get (I have sourced one for a good price) , or 2, I managed to track down someone who rebuilds and services shocks, they even rebuild sealed units, they do it in a specialized chamber, the shock gets cut open and stuff replaced, icl nitrogen and oil and seals.. and then the thing is welded shut again.. well at least this is how they explained it to me...
now my question is, before I make a decision... Someone told me that people swap out the DL650 shock for a DL1000 one.. and they fit.. only they are slightly longer which makes for a bit higher ride height.. is this true? I tried to google this and the swopouts but I am not successful.
any advice here would greatly be appreciated guys. thanks