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Yeah, I just received today a set of brand new front shocks from a 2006 Yfz, they are only one ride on it. It fit well. My first impression is Wow!!!! I feel my bike with more control and stability in the corners. For jumping I didn't try them but tomorow is the true testing day. I'm going to a private Mx track to test them intensively. But the forecast is 6 inches of snow, I wish not :( . I paid them 300$ canadian, remerber that they were only riden once.

Now it take a pipe and a controller to complete my bike the way I want it!!!!

I'll post some comments tomorrow after the test ride!!!!
 

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When I woke up this morning, there was about 5 inches of snow on the grass, by the way I'll go for a ride this afternoon. I'll don't let this white crap waste my day!!!!! More to come!!!
 

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Its Defenitely change the bike. At first It was the same as the stocks shocks but with couple of adjustments of the conpression and rebound that was nice. Its not perfect, I need time and a best track to do that.

I have a question, how do you adjust the compression and reboud, I mean more conpression and rebound or the opposite, now I have 12 clicks for the compression and 15 for the rebound. For the rear : compression 12 clicks and rebound 15 clicks also. The rear is a bit boucy compared to the front. All the preload for front and rear are at the softest point.

I want to know your setting!!!
 

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Yes I know where to adjust the shock, but I want to know what setting do you guys use for frontt and rear shocks to be perfect on a Mx track!!!!!
 

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Yes I know where to adjust the shock, but I want to know what setting do you guys use for frontt and rear shocks to be perfect on a Mx track!!!!!
I hate to break it to you man, You'll get close to perfect, but never get the shocks "perfecet" per se. They are set up for a quad that's 50 pounds lighter. The only wisdom I can impart is get your ride height set up at 8 to 9 inches with you on the bike with all your gear. When you get off the bike, it should rise approximately 1/2" to 3/4". After that, you're going to have to play with the compression and rebound settings to get it right. Take my word for it, it will take a while to get the shocks set up correctly.

Here's a link to Elka's owners manual, this should explain the basics of setting up shocks to you.

http://www.elkasuspension.com/atv/manual.html

Frank
 

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Click the compression all the way out and then back in 2 clicks, click the rear compression all the way in and back out 2 clicks- this is how I had mine. On the rebound you want it adjusteed to were the front comes back up fast but not too fast to were it bucks ya on a big jump, the rear needs to come up slow but not too slow to were it packs on ya in the woops.
 

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One thing you should do before any adjustments is make a log book, start by making sure the spring preload is the same height and also record what it is, second count the amount of turns ( comp / damp ) they are currently set at to full in and record it last record the static sag ( no rider ) and the sag ( with rider ). Now you have a known base line, if things get messed up you'll know where to start over again. At this point I'd start by adjusting the clicks from the starting position making small adjustments as you go and recording them. If more adjustment is needed than I'd go after the springs. If you run out of adjustment on either you'll need to get some hard ware ie heavier or lighter spring and or valving. Good luck!
 

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I think you can put a YFZ shock from every year but the valving and the spring are differrent for the 2006!!!!
 
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