99 Ktm Rear Shock

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Does anyone know what the difference between a 99 250 EXC and a 00 300 EXC rear shock is? My buddy has a 00 300 EXC and the ride is much more plush than my 99 250 EXC. I know the forks are different but the rear of his bike is much softer.I'm guessing that it is in the shock valving, both bikes are stock.:think I'm considering changing the shock valving but I want to make sure that's what it needs. The sag both static and race are set properly on my bike. I ride tight woods stuff, weigh 200lbs with gear and am a B rider. Any suggestions or comments?
 
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The differences between a '99 PDS and a '00 model go far beyond basic valving. Mechanically, they are quite different.

That's not to say that a competent suspension shop couldn't get your '99 working "better" with a re-valve, though. It'll never be great, but it can be made to work better.

Good luck!
 
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WhiPit, when you say mechanically they are different are you speaking of the shock itself or the bike.Would I be better putting a 00 shock on my 99 or does it go beyond that to suspension geometry?:think
 

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KTM made changes to the needle inside the chrome shaft, that means you may not be able use 00 valving in a 99.The 2001 has a completely differnt shaft assembly(it looks the same though externally).I wish i could help more but the PDS is the hardest shock to get to work really well(not to say it cant be done).