1984 KDX200 shock rebuild

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Re: 1984 KDX200 shock rebuild

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Well dang.

I know the OEM does not cover valving. I can't remember any KDX or KX two-stroke manual covering valving.
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Re: 1984 KDX200 shock rebuild

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I called up Jeff Fredette, he didn't know either!
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Re: 1984 KDX200 shock rebuild

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More and thicker shims = more damping

fewer and thinner shims = less damping

I think my '87 had about 7 or 8 shims that were all the same width and thickness. True dinosaur age stuff.
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Re: 1984 KDX200 shock rebuild

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Yup, Jeff said they didn't know what valving was back in that day.
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Re: 1984 KDX200 shock rebuild

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Yeah, 1989 was the first year for modern style valving on a KDX.
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