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Old 03-23-2005, 05:09 PM
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I have a 1994 KX250, the rear shock is blown and it's going to cost $300 to fix it. I'm looking at this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
Are the 125 and 250 parts interchangeable? I didn't know for sure. And what are the hazards of riding with a blown rear shock. I just got the rear caliper fixed, put on new sprockets and chain, new plastics, new bars, grips, new rear tire. It still needs a new front tire and front fork seals, and some love. It was very poorly maintained. I got it for 1000 though, so it was an alright deal. Would it be better to just get it rebuilt by race-tech or something so its for my weight and riding style? Or to take the chances with this used shock? Also, does anyone know if those dsp powernow inserts are worth the money? I have heard they dont do anything. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

I didn't win the shock. I think I might just take it off the bike and send it to race-tech. They rebuild for 100 dollars instead of 300.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:45 PM
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I got my bike back. The bill was 96 dollars, to put on a chain and sprocket, and replace a brake caliper bolt. Oh well. He told me it was just as expensive to get the shock rebuilt at race tech, he said the $100 doesnt include parts and stuff. He told me to get it set up for my weight and riding will cost extra too. So he said it would total to about $250 without it being set up for me. Is it true race tech will cost just as much?
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

Not sure what'll it'll cost...you should be able to give them a call and get a quote.

As for the other stuff...man, you need to get a manual and learn to work on your own bike. That is a ridiculous amount of money for what was done. You could have done all that work yourself in an hour...or less.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

I would also check with shocknut for a price, he has my forks right now

http://www.trakcontrol.com/
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

I do have a clymers. I'm lacking in the tool department. I also didnt know how to get that bolt out since it was stripped and the drill bit broke off inside the bolt. On the other hand, I got a quote from race tech and it's only $100 including parts and labor, so looks like I'll be taking that route. I got the whole subframe off. I'm having trouble with the linkage though. The bolts are welded to the frame or something, they wont budge. So I need to go get some loosener or something. Then once I save up some money , I can take my shock over to the race tech center. I think I might get my forks done too. Thats another $110 I'll have to save up. My seat cover was ripping on the sides, so I took it off and threw it away. The foam was all messed up so I threw that away. But I ripped the seat plastic up pretty bad trying to get the rivets out, so I'll have to figure that all out. One bracket was broken so it only mounted on one side, I have the bracket I just need to install it. Then I'll get some bar clamps, then a front tire, seat foam, and a seat cover. Then hopefully it won't have many more problems.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

I'm not trying to flame you.

But I think it's hilarious that your complaining about how much your repairs are costing, how much your suspension set-up is going to cost, yet in the same breath you ask if you should buy a power-now. :

You can't spend better money on a bike then getting your suspension done. You can't use all the power your bike is making now (only the top pro guys can) so don't spend another dime trying to get more power out of it.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:43 PM
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Nah I wasn't going to get the powernow, I just wanted to know if they were for real. I have heard that they do nothing. It's way fast enough for me with the pc pipe and rad valve. I just wanted to know.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:09 PM
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That shock can be completely rebuilt for $100 + shipping charges. That would include a new complete OEM seal head(these are cheap, some other models are not) and bladder. If you wanted it revalved to suit your riding requirments it would cost a total of $220 at most (by TrakControl) and that includes the above parts.

One problem you could be faced with is if your shock has lost enough oil and pressure it would cause your sealhead to move up and down (cavatation) and wear the body, possibly excessively which could render the shock useless. Do NOT ride on the blown shock!!! If you have not already you will ruin it for sure. Send it in to whoever you choose but make sure you DO get it fixed. I have all the parts in stock for that shock as well.

If I was you I would not bother with a revalve unless you were going to do both ends. Just rebuilding it so it functions properly in stock spec will make a world of difference. However, you will then notice how bad your forks are too, but you still need to fix that shock no matter what.
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

Should I save up the $220. I don't think I need it, but is it a good idea? I have 100 bucks now.
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:35 PM
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I'd just get it rebuilt now. Then you'll be able to ride now.
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:02 PM
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I gotta get the shock off first, its being a b*tch.
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:19 AM
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Question Re: Few questions.

If you are having trouble getting nuts loose this is what I did.

I wanted to change the chuncky on the rear wheel on my KX. I got the tools out, give the chain tensioner and the back wheel locking nuts a quick squirt of WD-40. I got the right size socket and T-bar and tried slackening the nuts but they wouldn`t budge!! and I tried `em till I was red in the face lol

So the next thing I tried was an extention bar to slip over the T-bar to give that extra bit of leverage.......off in no time!!! Its really surprising the difference he bar makes

Hope this comes in handy to someone oneday lol

Rule No 1:- Plenty of WD-40

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Old 05-03-2005, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

thanks, I think the main problem IS the leverage. All I'm working with is a regular ratchet, its hard to get any leverage. I need a torque wrench anyways, so hopefully more leverage is what will do it.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

Depending on the diameter of the ratchet all you need is a 2 foot gas pipe and slide it on the end of the ratchet. have someone put presure on the ratchet so it wont slip off and just lift (righty tighty lefty lossey) ....problem solved
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: Few questions.

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I didn't win the shock. I think I might just take it off the bike and send it to race-tech. They rebuild for 100 dollars instead of 300.
Good idea
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