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Is there a rear swing arm stopper of any kind because my 1994

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is there a rear swing arm stopper of any kind because my 1994 Yamaha 400 Kodiak keeps stretching the rear shock apart or hyper extending have to keep buying new shocks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what can i do to preventing this from happening
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Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.


The swingarm needs to move so cannot have a stopper.
Any stopper used would probably just break very quickly.
Have you used original equipment shocks or aftermarket?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
its a after market shock same specs as oem but swing arm keeps over extending and breaking shock when accelerating forward how do i fix this
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.
First off check your swingarm near the drive shaft
tube for any cracks or breaks. This has happened to some.
If it all looks solid then what you might need is
some shocks with a rebound adjustment.
If you are breaking the shock then it is rebounding
too quickly and the hydraulics are not providing
enough resistance to the swingarm movement.
The shock is bottoming out and breaking.
The rebound settings control how fast the shock
returns to its normal position after it has been compressed.
This is like a "swingarm stopper" as the hydraulics
slow down the swingarm so it does not bottom out
and strain the shock.
Not all shocks have this rebound adjustment but it might
be good for your riding habits and to save buying
new shocks all the time.
Do a search online for ATV shocks with rebound etc
and someone will sell them.
You can measure your old shocks and get pair that match
and have more adjustments.

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