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Pre-2006 R6 Shock?!
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:30:15 PM »
Hey new to the forum, upgrading the suspension on my 2001 GS500E.
I see lots of stuff about how post-2006 R6 shocks will work but I have a lot of access to pre 2006 ones. Do pre-2006 ones just not work/fit??

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Re: Pre-2006 R6 Shock?!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 09:46:11 PM »
What kind of bottom mount do the pre-2006 ones have? IIRC they are the ones with the round/eye style mount... which won't work with the GS's suspension linkage. It has to be a shock with the U shaped bottom mount.
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Re: Pre-2006 R6 Shock?!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 12:59:34 AM »
What kind of bottom mount do the pre-2006 ones have? IIRC they are the ones with the round/eye style mount... which won't work with the GS's suspension linkage. It has to be a shock with the U shaped bottom mount.

Ah that's the difference...Yeah it has the round eye mount. I'll see if my local salvage place has any with the U slot.