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Old 05-20-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default 01 Raptor shock installation

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This install was on a 1987 Warrior!

Remove seat

Remove airbox and carb/snorkel boots

use floorjack on mid frame to remove weight on rear tires

remove top and bottom shock bolts

remove spacers and place onto 01 raptor shock

reinstall new shock (May need to lift the quad a little higher due to 2.75 inch higher stance)

Reinstall airbox and boots tighten /check and adjust preload as needed

Im 245lbs and I aired the warrior about 6ft and had no problems with bottoming out. Even jumping up and down on the grab bar I cannot get it to bottom out!

Easier to wheelie as well due to much better stiffer shock!



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Old 05-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #2
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i had to cut my lower chain roller off, but i guess you could get away with keeping it with a longer chain?
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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it works fine, you shouldn't have to cut anything off... and i do agree that the 01 raptor rear works superbly on warriors
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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I just installed mine today, so I figured i'd snap some pics to add to the tutorial. And i'm having trouble with the chain roller too, I guess i'll be cutting that off sometime.


Here's how it sits with the stock shock:




After the seat, plastics, and airbox are stripped off:


After the shock is removed:


A comparison of stock vs 660:


After the install:


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Old 05-23-2006, 12:55 PM   #5
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i like that carbon fiber look on your ressie, is that just the carbon fiber tape?
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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It's a vinyl decal sold in sheets, I think it's made by Factory FX but i'm not sure.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #7
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yea thats what i thought it was...i have that stuff on my phone, it looks good anywhere
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:50 AM   #8
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Is the raptor shock longer than the warrior shock?
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:17 AM   #9
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yep, they're a few inches longer
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okay, i have a question about this swap. i have an adjustable lowering link on the rear of my warrior atm. can i still do this swap and keep the link or do i need to put the factory link back in? also, if the swap will help with bottoming out on jumps what would be a good front shock swap to go with it?
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just do banshee shocks the fronts arent the greatest but the rear is great you can also pick up some works pretty cheap
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:26 PM   #12
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I got mine put on Christmas day and its great only thing is you have to tighten the chain ALOT but thats no big deal
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Is the raptor shock longer than a Banshee shock? I have a banshee shock on mine and it's great, but it could be longer.
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ya by a couple inches
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Quote:
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I got mine put on Christmas day and its great only thing is you have to tighten the chain ALOT but thats no big deal
with a 12T front sprocket i had to take 3 links outta my chain.. 2 would have been enough but i didn't get the hang of the chain breaker tool right away..


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