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The specs say the Scrambler's rear shock is "directly actuated" by the swingarm. If this is the case, I bet a small increase in the stock shock length would dramatically change seat height and ride geometry (longer shock= taller seat, more "forward" position, and quickened steering.)

Has anybody been giving this any thought?
 

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Guess not! :rolleyes:

I'm hoping we see some sort of offer of a longer shock body to get the tail end up a little higher--then again, I haven't ridden one yet, so who knows, I might be way off base with this idea.

My '08 KLR had a linkage-style suspension, and I added slightly shorter linkage, which increased my seat height by about an inch--one of my favorite mods.
 

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For me personally, I'm stoked about the low seat height considering I'm a shorter guy :D I would imagine the easier way to adjust it upwards for you would be to fiddle with the seat instead of the suspension. I'll bet even a nice custom seat would be a good bit less expensive than a custom length/longer rear shock, and it could harm the handling as well. Now if you're going to off road it a good bit, a high quality custom shock with longer/better forks to match might be worth the investment! It's probably still cheaper than a new KTM lol.
 
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