Elka Stage 2 Shock (40123) - KLR650 (all years)

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Elka Stage 2 Shock (40123 - PRELOAD & REBOUND) - KLR650 (all years)

The Stage 2 Shock is a Premium after market shock from Elka. Perfect for unpacking all of the versatility of the Kawasaki KLR650.
$559.00
SKU
40123-xxx

Elka Suspension is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative high-performance suspension products targeted mostly at powersports and action sports, for both racing and recreational applications. The company has earned a solid reputation in the industry by providing high-quality products at a competitive price with fast turnaround time. Its innovative shock absorbers have been used worldwide by many professional racers to win numerous races and championship titles.

All Elka shocks offer the following:

Features:

  • Custom valving specifically tuned for dual sport adventure type riding
  • Spring rate according to your personal rider weight
  • Individually dyno-tested and broken-in
  • Strong and durable CNC machined aerospace-grade billet aluminum parts
  • Aluminum internal floating piston for low operating temperature
  • Sturdy induction-hardened steel shaft & body
  • Durable premium quality triple-seal housing

 

Benefits:

  • Better handling both on-road and off-road, without compromise
  • More effective contact between the tire and the road or trail surface
  • Maximum traction in any riding conditions
  • Optimized handling for a safer ride and less rider fatigue
  • Controlled weight transfer on acceleration and braking, less front-end diving
  • Wide range of adjustability to optimize your settings for varying conditions
  • Greater comfort and predictable handling

 

The shock offered here for the KLR650 (all years) is Elka's Stage 2 design. Stage 2 shocks include:

Threaded Spring Preload Adjustment - A threaded preload adjustment allows you to fine-tune the initial force applied on the spring and precisely balance the weight distribution across the front and rear wheels. This adjustment is required to set up the ride height (ground or chassis clearance) and to lower or raise the bike, allowing you to adapt to various situations or to suit your personal preferences. You can easily adjust the preload by turning the red anodized ring located on top of the spring using the provided tool. A locking set-screw (3 mm Allen key provided) tightly secures the ring to prevent it from coming out of adjustment when riding. Although the preload adjustment procedure is easier to achieve when the bike is lifted on a stand, it can also be done anywhere.

Rebound Damping Adjustment - The rebound adjustment controls the speed at which the shock absorber returns to its fully extended position after being compressed from an impact. Although the rebound valving is customized for dual sport adventure riding, sometimes you may wish to further adjust the rebound. Since not all riding conditions are the same, the rider will want to adapt the rebound damping to match them. By adjusting the rebound properly, the wheel can stay on the ground as much as possible to get maximum traction and reduce the bucking effect of the spring pressure pushing back after an impact. The rebound on this shock is adjusted by setting the compact adjuster with a flat screwdriver, which has detented clicks.

All of our Elka Shocks are built to order and cannot be cancelled once ordered due to the customized build.

Select spring rate below based on rider weight plus luggage:

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  • When planning the spring rate, do you consider just the rider or include the passenger/luggage as she's on the back 90% of time.
    Question by: Farren on 2016-12-29 21:20:00

    Yes, you would want to calculate the passengers weight if they are on 90% of the time.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-12-29 16:20:00
  • why did i see the elka just jump up over 100$ ?
    Question by: ck on 2016-02-11 22:44:00

    Elka is a Canadian Company based Quebec, Canada. Elk had a price increase and notified us by phone that we needed to update our prices.

    The current Canadian Dollar as 2/11/16 is valued at $.72 against the American Dollar.

    Progressive shocks have the advantage of price at this time.

    We are not sure what will happen in the future.

     

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-02-11 17:44:00