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what was wrong with the thread title? I have a really nice works performance shock with remote . Its 10.5 inches long. Hopefully it will be close to that.
 

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I assumed I would need to upgrade the shock because it would be too soft but everything I have read says that it is a firm ride.
 

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I assumed I would need to upgrade the shock because it would be too soft but everything I have read says that it is a firm ride.
Is there a way to SOFTEN the shock? What would need to happen?
 

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No, you'd have to replace the spring (which doesn't look possible on the stock shock... it appears to be friction welded or something at the top where you would normally unthread the top eyelet to remove the spring... could be wrong though), but then the dampening on the shock would probably be too aggressive for the softer spring rate, which would be far worse feeling than just leaving the stock shock alone. Ideally you'd have a dampening adjustable rear shock that you could change springs on, and adjust the dampening on accordingly to match the new spring rate and how you want the bike to react over bumps.

The only other thing you could do, is affect the leverage point of the rear suspension to be able to apply more leverage to the shock, thereby requiring less weight to compress/work the shock package... then it would 'seem' to be softer... however with the stock rear shock, there's no room for that, without significantly increasing the ride height... and if you put the shock in a location where it WOULD be possible, the leverage point would be moved so far, you'd actually need a stiffer shock to get the proper softer feeling...
 

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How about a longer swingarm? Wouldn't that create more leverage on the rear shock and make it feel softer and the ride smoother?

Plus look cool? Cant forget looking cool. :big smile:
 

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What about just going to a slightly softer spring?

With one of those adjustable dampening aftermarket shocks?
 

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Has anyone ever found a shock from another bike that could fit a Grom? I was thinking maybe from a cbr or gsxr might work. If that was the case we could just buy a used cheap one off eBay. Those shocks are usually adjustable and much higher quality than whats no it now

PS it would be great if someone could tell me the size of the hole for the 2 bolts holding it in. I'm willing to do research and find out if there is anything out there that could fit.
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Pit bike shocks work. Pretty sure it just needs to be 10mm and you are golden. I use a fastace shock found on eBay.


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