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I use my bike for commuting, odd ride out round the local B roads and out for a brew and a butty now and again. Not very often it goes properly off road.

Are there any cheap tricks to firm up the rear suspension? cannot afford a new stiffer shock.

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Not really anything besides replacing the shock. The local specialists won't even service mine :|
 

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XL600, maybe. XR600, not so sure. Could be, but I can't say for certain.

I do know that CR250 shocks fit quite well (some light modding required) and are a common upgrade (use CR250 shock with dommie spring for best results). Usually a rebuild of the CR250 shock is needed together with the shock replacement to get a good-as-new shock for the dommie.
 

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my pal has a xr600, an sittin on his after sittin on ma dommie, his feels liek a trampoline comared tae the dommie. ye could always put some dogbones in it to harden it up like make it higher in the back even if its only 30 mm, should make a difference... i like hard suspension on the rear.
 

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Probably the best way forward is to take your shock to your nearest breakers and find a road bike shock from a 400/500cc bike that's about the same length. Road bikes always have firmer, shorter travel suspension.
Is it the damping or the spring rate that need changing?
 

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Probably the best way forward is to take your shock to your nearest breakers and find a road bike shock from a 400/500cc bike that's about the same length. Road bikes always have firmer, shorter travel suspension.
Is it the damping or the spring rate that need changing?

I'll see if I can get the dimensions with the shock in situe, then have a look at some XL/XR ones I have found on fleabay with a chap that sells enduro parts.
 

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The XL/XR ones are dedicated off-road, will be lots of adjustment, but basically they will be long-travel soft-damped for off-roading.
as afk said: like a trampoline..
 

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Have you set up the static sag, front and back to match?
I fitted Hagon springs at the front, 2cm loger and firmer and found that the rear pre-load needed winding up to balance the bike; will need to balance again since I've chopped 20kgs off the slr.
 

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xr600 shock dosnt fit!!due to the remote

xl600 shock is alot longer that the dommi 1 i did manage to fit it but had to wind the spring right off fit the shock and wind spring back up i did this to soften the shocks for off roading so probally not what you want to do
 

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Sorry about this ,,,,,,,,,, I thought this some magical way to sort my wifes ass out :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:sign5:
 
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