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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-09-2019, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Swap rear shock w/ used stock OEM?

Anybody fitted an OEM rear shock from Japanese or European sport bike? They are always cheap on eBay and would be fully adjustable. If static length of mounts were the same I donít see why it wouldnít work.
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Anybody fitted an OEM rear shock from Japanese or European sport bike? They are always cheap on eBay and would be fully adjustable. If static length of mounts were the same I donít see why it wouldnít work.
If the shock comes of a bike with dog bone and link plates then the internals and spring rates would be way out. It would be hard to find any shock that would suit the 790 as its a direct compression rather than a linkage system. But there are some bikes with the similar setup as the 790. You would need to run the shock over a shock dyno along with the stock shock to see if they are compatible.
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Good info

Thx for the insight. I wonder if other KTM shocks have the same linkage. Maybe the 690SM or summat? Will research and compare some schematics.
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