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Offline Rolling Stone

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suspension upgrade?
« on: December 02, 2012, 12:11:46 pm »
I have heard that the ultimate suspension upgrade for a 690 is to use 530 shocks and have them pimped a bit. question is - Will this also be true for the 690 enduro (not R). Is there a difference between the enduro and the R in terms of swing arm etc. if not, what are the suggestions ito suspension. I do enjoy the fact that my feet can reach the ground, but would like some more travel. or can I improve the ride by just working on my current shocks
 

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Re: suspension upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 08:23:16 am »
I have heard that the ultimate suspension upgrade for a 690 is to use 530 shocks and have them pimped a bit. question is - Will this also be true for the 690 enduro (not R). Is there a difference between the enduro and the R in terms of swing arm etc. if not, what are the suggestions ito suspension. I do enjoy the fact that my feet can reach the ground, but would like some more travel. or can I improve the ride by just working on my current shocks

Don't waste your time.  just take your bike to Hilton Hayward.  The correct springs and set-up depends on your weight and type of riding.  He does all my offroad bikes and have just done my 690.  best money spend...  ever.

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