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    Dakar XLT shock size

    I can't find a consensus anywhere the 2005 Dakar XLT shock size.

    I've heard 7.5x2.0, 7.875x2.0, 7.875x2.25.........


    With my current shock, the Manitou Swinger 3-way, I get 7.875" x 1.37" (200mm x 35mm)
    I measured the stroke by letting all the air out.

    This doesn't seem right.
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    It is 7.875 X 2.0 (200mm X 50mm), I have an 05 XLT as well. If you upgrade to a Fox or most of the Rockshox line, you will need new shock bushings. They are 6mmX24mm and 6mmX22.2.
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    From Jamis:

    XLT eye to eye = 200mm, shock stroke = 50mm (7.875 x 2.0")

    Here are the specs for the reducers, which are the same for all Dakars:

    Rear (Bell Crank) Overall width (shock nose + reducers) = 23.88 +/-
    0.25mm
    (0.940 +/- .010")
    Rear OD = 15.8mm (0.62")
    Rear ID = 6.02 - 6.12mm (0.237 - 0.241")

    Front (Top Tube Bracket) Overall width (shock nose + reducers) = 21.84
    +/-
    0.25mm (0.860 +/- .010")
    Front OD = 15.8mm (0.62")
    Front ID = 6.02 - 6.12mm (0.237 - 0.241")

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    I ended up buying a Manitou S-Type SR SPV shock from Bikewagon off Ebay for about $80 plus shipping. So far so good. It weighs a lot less than the Swinger 4-way. Like 1/2 as much. ~232 grams vs. ~465. That's almost 1/2 a lb. less. Which means my XLT is still heavy!

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    How do you like the shock? I did not care for the SPV/platform feel so i bought an RS Monarch 2.1 from Bikewagon as well, they we blowing them out a few months ago below $70. I love it, and no/minimal pedal bounce.

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    The S-Type seems fine. I like the SPV platform for general pedaling and riding. I stuck with a platform shock as that's what was spec'd on the bike originally. Didn't want to discover it had a horrible pedal bob issues. I need to tweak the pressures a bit, but so far, so good. Plus, can't beat the price!

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