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Shock options for 85-86

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I know this topic has been posted on here many times but it seems like I keep coming up with the same answer, nada. I can't really afford a nice set of works right now so I am looking to find a alternative oem shock for the rear, the rear I have now is way to soft and leaking and doesn't look like a good candidate for rebuilding. I've looked at a couple buddies quads and on ebay for cheap shocks that look like they might fit. I figure if I could get a used rear for $50 or so I would be doing all right and if it doesn't fit, oh well. I'm not sure the length of any of these shocks but it looks like maybe(big maybe) A predator 500 Fox might work, saw one with a Buy It Now for $65 shipped. Anyone know where I could find out the length of this and other shocks? The stocker is something like 15" correct?? Also a buddies raptor 660 with remote rezzy looks like it might fit although it seems a little long. Anyone tried anything other than the z400 on the newer lt's??
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i can rebuild the rear shocks for $140 shipped if any one is interested.

i think a warrior 350, or raptor 660 rear will bolt up. you need the older ones with the remote rezzie, or you'll have to mod the airbox. i've never tried this, just what i've read.

i changed the front shock mounts on my 86 to the 87 up style. i now use lt500r front works shocks. only problem now is the a arms are to short. its kinda tippy, needs longer arms in the front. but they do ride pretty good
sdlt500r what all exactly do you do when rebuilding a shock for $140??

new seal head, bottom out bumper, oil, nitrogen charge, and tear down and assembly. and shipping back to you. shaft has to have nice chrome, no pitting or rust, or its not worth rebuilding.
And how would the turnaround be on that?
3 days the most. i have all the parts for lt250r's in stock.

if your shock needs anything else, price will be a bit more. won't know for sure till the shock is pulled apart.
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