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Old 10-23-2005, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This topic is a follow up to some pm's and comments in other threads. I've included photo's and part #s with Canadian pricing. I did not have time to pull suspension, you will notice the wet grass- my son riding the rough terain and jumps yesterday no problem. info from other post - My kit works for jumps and will even control ride with me riding it at 180 lbs. The shock it kit is better than nothing but IMO is useless when you factor in gear kits, speed and rough terain. I tried it, got ride of it and designed one that works which uses an inexpensive off the shelf shock from Kimpex. I was thinking about shock it kit and remembered my main observation. As stated before, shock IMO is in wrong position. I don't remember the exact dimensions but it went like this. Shock-it- shock eye to eye fully extended was 12" and fully closed was 7". Installed in tunnel at 11" when suspension all the way up. Suspension all the way down it was 10-1/2". 1/2" shock movement is nothing, you might as well put a solid bar in there. I figure the Shock-it shock may help couple front part of the suspension improving it slightly at slow speeds, maybe. My experience, Bob.



Parts Shaft - upper torque arm pn POL 5132257 $35.99
- Kimpex shock pn 08-114-14 $33.95
- 5/8" shaft locking collars- 4 @ $0.75
- 3/8 ' suspension bolt - 2 required $?

pic 1- shows proper location of new upper torque arm mounted in metal reinforcing plate near rear upper idler wheels

pic 2 - shows existing lower torque arm used, shock is centered and locked in place with two collars.

pic 3 - shows upper shock eye secured using two locking collars.

pic 4 - shows cross bar which must be cut to fit shock. The bar is welded and center section was probably there only for easy of original welding and removing it does not affect structural integrity. Mechanical engineering and welding metallurgy is my background.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh yeah- this suspension doesn't require a tunnel stiffner so your vin #s are not covered.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great pics.

Did this set up give you more suspension travel?

How big is your young fella?
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Originally posted by St F Xfire@Oct 23 2005, 09:28 PM
Great pics.

Did this set up give you more suspension travel?

How big is your young fella?
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My son is 8 @ 60+ lbs and my girl is 10 @ 80+. I can ride it. I want to upgrade the front end, the aftermarket shocks are stupid for price. Polaris 90 cc ATV's rear shocks have same length and stroke, but all components are sold separate and add up to big $. I'll figure it out. The rear suspension upgrade is amazing. I don't know if it gave more travel but it usable and your not bouncing. My son told the wife " now when I land a jump I can grab the brake and spin out without tipping over". I listened to my wife's comments then gave my son the thumbs up.
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I can not find that shock on KIMPEX site ,can you verify the number? Also do you have any dimensions of that shock?

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I can not find that shock on KIMPEX site ,can you verify the number? Also do you have any dimensions of that shock?

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The shock number is correct -(08-114-14). The shock is listed under ski's, specifically for a 77-78 Artic Cat Jag. Eye length open= 11-3/4", eye diameters are 5/8". Still sells for $33.95 CDN :div20:
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The shock number is correct -(08-114-14). The shock is listed under ski's, specifically for a 77-78 Artic Cat Jag.* Eye length open= 11-3/4", eye diameters are 5/8". Still sells for $33.95 CDN* :div20:
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THINKSNO I put your kit ($55.00 US) on my girls 120 and it works great ! THANKS for sharing.
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Thanks! I was real happy with performance and cost, then after I did it realized I had to share. Hope your kid/s enjoy it :beerchug: Bob
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My son is 8 @ 60+ lbs and my girl is 10 @ 80+. I can ride it. I want to upgrade the front end, the aftermarket shocks are stupid for price. Polaris 90 cc ATV's rear shocks have same length and stroke, but all components are sold separate and add up to big $. I'll figure it out. The rear suspension upgrade is amazing. I don't know if it gave more travel but it usable and your not bouncing. My son told the wife " now when I land a jump I can grab the brake and spin out without tipping over". I listened to my wife's comments then gave my son the thumbs up.[/b]
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