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ok there have been alot of questions about this, and i did this today so ill tell you how to do it... its super simple
since the 700 shock is a half inch longer you need to drill a hole in the linkage (12mm is the bit size i think), to compensate for the length...it should be about 1.5 inches away from the stock shock mounting hole, towards the center of the linkage and about a 7/8 inches down from the top of the linkage. (as seen in the pictures).

from there everything bolts up exactly the same as it did before. no flipping the linkage for none of that stuff. all it is a hole relocation and your done. the bottom picture shows the difference in hole placement on the bike. and make sure you lub. everything up real good its helps allot in every aspect. :cool:

the bike sits a little higher but being a 190lb pound rider when i get on it, it compresses to where it would normally be. this is a great susp. mod it is so much smoother now.. i highly recommend it.

hope this helps you guys out. :thumbsup:
 

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What if I wanted to flip the rear link to make it lower??

Could I just drill the hole farther back or more towards the bottm and it would work the same?

And then if I was drilling a new hole I wouldn't have to flip the link?
 

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if you flip the link with this setup then it wont do much for you at all, being as is the hole for the shock is near the middle you would only from it an 1/8 or an inch if you flipped it..

as far as drilling it farther back i guess you could go back as far as you wanted to as long as you didnt hit the bearing for where it connects to the swing arm. and it would have a lowering affect, as far as how much lower it would take you i have no idea. but if you are trying to make it lower dont go with the 700 shock its longer lol go with the 660 shock and flip the link that will drop you an inch i think..

i didnt mention this in the post put this is where the elka linkage would sit if you bought that. except instead of paying 300 dollars for billet aluminum you get the same bolt pattern for free
 

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I was wondering just because I thought a used 700 shock would be less worn out then my 9 year old 660 shock...but I wanted to flip the link...Maybe once some of this snow melts or I do more shoveling I'll get it in the shop and take a look at what I can do with it.

Good post,thanks.
 

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you could try using the 700 shock with the flipped link i think you might just have to do some grinding (for clearance issues) but in my opinion drilling is an easy solution.

but thanks guys :thumbsup: i can make it all better grammar and junk if they want to make it a sticky
 

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Wouldn't this change the suspension geometry? Any differences in ride other than the 'smoothness' you mentioned?
 

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well yea it does change the geometry.. but it changes it in a way that does not hurt the shock or the linkage via not putting it at an angle that causes more stress to either of these parts or changeing the way the shock compresses... and as far as hurting the linkafe the place where you drill this new hole is stronger because its almost in the middle of the linkage instead of the top of it where it could crack easier...

but the travel is noticablly more.. i have not had it on trails yet i just did some testing in the field.. so i cant tell you it reacts differently while turning sharply or jumping..
the smoothness is wat does it for me because ride quality is way better..
 

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how do i try to get them to make it one?
i should get something cool for this lol
 

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Very simple mod. did this with 700se shock and now have about 12" of rear wheel travel and best of all NO squeak squeak!!!! Will be in Waynoka in 2 weeks testing it out......
 

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glad it worked out for you. have you riden with it yet?
 

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nice.. i can tell you that for jumping is wayyyy better.. there is so much travel. you will love it
 

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no, if i do the fronts i dont want to do the 450's up front. becuase they drop the bike like an 1nch im pretty sure.. and with the 700 shock the rear sits higher.. so it would be a really weird ride
 

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Just got home from a rainy Dunes trip and have to say that this shock made me realize how bad the front shocks really are. :eek: Not sure what to do about that. 450 shocks on the front will probably not make for the ideal ride height situation Are the 700 front shocks the same length as the 450
 
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