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1Back to top Go down   R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Empty R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:53 pm

robmack

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Silly question, maybe, but does anyone know if the rear shock from a 2004 R1200RT will fit on the K100RT? I have an opportunity to get one for a good price and need to replace my aging rear. I do mostly one-up riding only.


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2Back to top Go down   R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Empty Re: R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:01 pm

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In a word No they are very different. The shock on the 1200 lays forward at probably 40deg and so has a much stronger spring and is also a bit shorter.

One of the best buys is a Ram shock from realm engineering in UK about 299Pounds for the best and they have a good reputation.


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3Back to top Go down   R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Empty Re: R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:23 pm

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thanks, kfreak. I'll look at the RAM shock.


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4Back to top Go down   R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Empty Re: R1200RT rear shock on K100RT? Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:45 pm

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Agreed, the R1200RT shock isn't designed to work in a long travel environment like the K100's shock is. It's because the R12 shock is closer to the swingarm pivot, is nearly vertical, and wasn't intended or designed to travel in long suspension movements. Also, the spring 'strength' is so much higher than the K100's.

    

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