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    05 7point shock size?

    Anyone know the shock size for an 05 7point? I heard 9x2.75, but I'm not entirely sure. It is also hard to find a newer shock that size. If the correct size is a 9x2.75, would it be any trouble if I change the stroke size, but kept the eye to eye length the same?

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    8.75 x 2.75 is the stock size. There were some 9" 5th Elements on a few early models, but that was due to some kind of supply issue. According to DW you can also use 8.5 x 2.5 if you want slacker angles and less travel- sounds fun but I haven't tried that personally.

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    I run an 8.75 x 2.75 shock on the back of my 2005 frame, I beleive a 9 x 2.75 was the spec for that year. As the poster above said, 8.5 x 2.5 will also fit and give you around 6 to 6.3" of travel.

    Mounting hardware should be 8mm x 30mm

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    I am also looking at buying a 2005 7 point.

    Am i paranoid to think you need a special new link to run any shock besides the weirdly sized (and maybe shaped) Progressive 9 x 2.5?

    Can I just put any shock on the bike that is 8.75 x 2.75 and have no issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drinkhit View Post
    I am also looking at buying a 2005 7 point.

    Am i paranoid to think you need a special new link to run any shock besides the weirdly sized (and maybe shaped) Progressive 9 x 2.5?

    Can I just put any shock on the bike that is 8.75 x 2.75 and have no issues?
    You mean the original "9x2.75" ? I actually have a like new (used 3 times) 9x3 Rocco WC air shock that I'm selling that I had on an 06 IH Yakusa K, as I put the original 5th element back on the frame which I'm also selling. That size might work (get longer travel) without tire rub (fine on Yakuza), or you may need to shim it. PM if you're interested.

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