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Hey guys, I saw some guys running this setup.

I just wanted to know how it works? benifits? And how you go about getting it?

advantages over a normal link?

Thanks alot!
 

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its the link from a cr500 on the swinger, you need a special swinger, shocks, and a frame that will accept the swinger, but it soaks up jumps alot nicer tahn the stock one
 

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this type set up is only as good as the shock ...& is a very specific rider setup
if the shock is not fresh ,in great working condition , tuned in well & built to your specs .. you probably wont like the set up
 

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this type set up is only as good as the shock ...& is a very specific rider setup
if the shock is not fresh ,in great working condition , tuned in well & built to your specs .. you probably wont like the set up

holy crap! really? ;) :p

the cr500 is really supposed to shine on the MX track. as already said everything is different. but is is a very, very good rear suspension. the one i rode was amazing. you could possibly move your shock mount on a stock frame, but your going to be much better off finding a frame rear shock and swingarm, and then valving it for you.
 

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you'll have to excuse him :p
...sometimes he gets lil excited when LOGIC is invloved .. :lol:

anotherwords dont go buy someone else's used shock from this application & expect good things.. the key here...... is the shock ;)
 

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how do you know if it has a cr500 link on it? I just picked up a walsh framed 250r, and i really dont know much about it at all...
 

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This is a CR500 linked R.

 

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ok, so if it has and offset to the right, its a cr500? sry, i dont know anything about 250r at all, so whats something that i could look at or measure to know if it is or not?
 

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ok, so if it has and offset to the right, its a cr500? sry, i dont know anything about 250r at all, so whats something that i could look at or measure to know if it is or not?

Yes the cr500 is offset to the right...can you post a pic of your R and I will tell you if it's a cr500 link.

-Steve
 

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and would the valving have to be done differantly if it was?
Yes..How ever is setting the shock up would need to know this. Just post a pic of the back of the R with the plastic off and I will tell you for sure what it is.
 

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Thats a CR500 link.. ;)
 

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Can someone please take some up close pics of the top shock mount and the linkage mount from the underside of the frame? I would appreciate it a bunch. Thanks
 

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My Laeger bike has the cr link. I love moguls (whoops), giant speed bumps, etc etc. I have become spoiled because no matter how much abuse I give the rear, it just soaks it up. There is one section of strait away at Pismo near the beach that has whoops about 3 1/2' tall and about 6' apart. more like a sea of doubles than whoops. I took that laeger bike in sixth pinned and never even bottomed it. Ranger Rick clocked me at 81 mph which he thought was a little too fast that close to the campers.... oops. I tried the same thing on my buddies R with a no-link set up and it was like trying to ride a pogo stick. Plus everytime it bottomed, it was all I could do to stay on the bike. Both of us are the same build and both shocks PEP set up the same. I thought that was a pretty good example the the cr 500 link.
 

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There is one section of strait away at Pismo near the beach that has whoops about 3 1/2' tall and about 6' apart. more like a sea of doubles than whoops. I took that laeger bike in sixth pinned and never even bottomed it. Ranger Rick clocked me at 81 mph which he thought was a little too fast that close to the campers.... oops.
I'd love to see that. That suspension must be awesome. Did you get a ticket or just a warning?
 
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