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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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how do you ride thats a big question. and if you have a friend with like a z400 or any other bike try to see if it would fit. honestly try to see if you can get your rebuilt, usually there is a reason its that specific length
dkhargett what type of riding do you do? im looking at shocks and trying to decide between a banshee and a 660 raptor. but i ride motocross, also what about the raptor 700 its rear shock .13 inches longer, with a 260 pound man with that make a difference?
i think i might go with the raptor, i don't run an airbox anyway, anyone know if a bushing was made for the 450r lower moount if that could even out the pressure to the lower shock bolt won't just snap...its only an idea but i think its leading to be a bad one
im probably gunna go with the 700 shock, found a few for 50 bucks. also before i buy anyone know if any stock shocks has clicker preload adjustments?
thanks jsmstorm
heres a question, anyone know if a shock is still rebuildable if the resevoir is collapsed? by that i mean where the fitting is that whole part of the cylander is pushed in? i have two shocks like that, one is a clicker that i would like to rebuild thanks
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