Rear 400ex Elka's on blaster

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  1. Yert

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    Couldn't find an elka rear suspension for a blaster except for a brand new one any I'm not paying that much $. I did find however a 400ex elka for cheap. I got Ken occonner bushings and the we're SUPER snug but with some persuasion went in and bolted up nicely. The bottom however seems sloppy. Also, i never had to drill anything lIke in ken's video. I'm obviously missing something... what is it???
     

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    I made a spacer for mine. Is your bolts to small?

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    Yeah the original bolt is too small. Oddly enough the original bolt from the top mound fits the bottom hole in the elka like a glove. Unfortunately it's just a bit short.

    Your bike looks FANTASTIC btw. I'd be afraid of getting it dirty lol
     
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    I use the 400ex Elka too
    Kens bushings up top for a 10mm bolt,
    And you're correct, the top bolt fits the new shock perfect, but too short. The swinger ears will need drilled with the exact bit to fit a new 12mm bolt (with enough bare shank to fit thru the shock eye) or clevis pin is what I use
     
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    How about in the front shocks? I've read a few post but all Ive learned is banshee shocks are compatible but not much of an upgrade.
    I read where 1 guy said yzf450 shocks were a match but then someone said they were to long.... what about on extended arms with some linkage?
     
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    I picked these up really not sure what they are but I'm sure it was a good deal. I just saw some raptor stage 3s for a good price but wasn't sure so I let them go.
     

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    I'm sorry I know I'm all over the place. Is this what most do with their casters?
     

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