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What will the removal of some rear shock shims do; soften, stiffen or no change, to shock action?

I installed 2000 yr r m 250 brakes wheels and suspension on my chinese dual sport, it rides stiff but it is actually kinda fun to ride now. I did this change on low budget ie atf for shock fluid, cut shock shaft 2 in and retread, cut shock body 2 in (die ground in new spring clip groove) lol, and I need to stay on low budget!

I wonder if it is possible to enclose pic?

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Did you use the linkage or is it connnected straight to the swingarm? Removing the larger diam shims will soften it...

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What will the removal of some rear shock shims do; soften, stiffen or no change, to shock action?

I guess you know that at one side of the piston compression shims are located, the other side are rebound shims.

usually you have a number of large shims, then one ore two smaller shims (crossover) and then a tapered stack.

like KTM-Lew said removing the larger diam shims or shims of the tapered stack will soften it, removing crossover shims will stiffen it (low to mid speed compression)

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Yes I did use all original suzuki linkages. It was a trick determining location of where to weld on shock linkage frame mount.

Thank you to the people that responded, and I know my weekend will be spent taking apart the shock!

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ie atf for shock fluid, cut shock shaft 2 in and retread, cut shock body 2 in (die ground in new spring clip groove)

atf in a shock????

man, if i read all this, you're really scaring me... :)

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