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2003 Honda 400EX suspension

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What suspension setup would you recommend for long hours and fast trail riding. The stock suspension seems too unresponsive to be that hard of a ride.

Replace the factory shocks or just get new ones. Not looking to spend 500 per shock nor will I ever run GNCC or MX

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Bolt on setup? Do you know what difference it made?

Is it more adjustabilty?

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Bolt on setup? Do you know what difference it made?

Is it more adjustabilty?

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I think the R shock is 1/2" longer than the ex :biggrin: But as he put it the ex shock was like riding a broom stick :no: the R shock is a huge improvement :yes: and any 2nd grader could install it !

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Ive read quite a few posts about the rear stock shock being harsh. Most replies were to get aftermarket abc or xyz brands.

What year 450? Did he use all three shocks?

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Because they are just as good as Works or factory valved Elka's. And they are cheaper than Elkas also.

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I think the R shock is 1/2" longer than the ex :biggrin: But as he put it the ex shock was like riding a broom stick :no: the R shock is a huge improvement :yes: and any 2nd grader could install it !

you shouldn't tease :smilielol5c:

geez i crack myself up sometimes :smilielol5c:

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you shouldn't tease :smilielol5c:

geez i crack myself up sometimes :smilielol5c:

I dont understand

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Lol. You two! Be nice. Just think before you do... What would Hanna do?

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Ive read quite a few posts about the rear stock shock being harsh. Most replies were to get aftermarket abc or xyz brands.

What year 450? Did he use all three shocks?

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No just the fronts ! The rear shock is pretty soft to begin with !! YZF shocks are supposed to be pretty sweet ! :yes:

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quadnut20 said "any 2nd grader could install it !"

it was a joke to you :laugh:

Huh?? ...... We can go all day with this lol

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No just the fronts ! The rear shock is pretty soft to begin with !! YZF shocks are supposed to be pretty sweet ! :yes:

I meant the 400ex shock is a little harsh.

What year 450r should I use? Did all years use the same shocks?

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