rear shock campatibility


9 replies to this topic
  • crazyclimbr

Posted April 14, 2006 - 08:33 AM

#1

Found a Showa rear shock from an '87 XR600R and wondered if it would fit a '88 XR600R?

  • Fetona

Posted April 15, 2006 - 08:57 AM

#2

I'm not 100% sure about this, but I don't think they are compatible.

Found a Showa rear shock from an '87 XR600R and wondered if it would fit a '88 XR600R?



  • XR_mad

Posted April 15, 2006 - 11:53 AM

#3

should fit todays 650L's as far as im aware there has been no major change the the frame since the bike was 1st released, as they say why change a good thing

  • don87xr600

Posted April 15, 2006 - 03:21 PM

#4

should fit todays 650L's as far as im aware there has been no major change the the frame since the bike was 1st released, as they say why change a good thing

why would someone with a '88 XR600R care if it fits a 650L?

  • cleonard

Posted April 15, 2006 - 10:01 PM

#5

I can tell you that the shock did change between 87 and 88. That doesn't mean it will not fit.

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  • XR_mad

Posted April 15, 2006 - 10:13 PM

#6

why would someone with a '88 XR600R care if it fits a 650L?

because later on he might want to put the latest model shocks in it

  • CrackiN

Posted April 16, 2006 - 05:08 AM

#7

I guess there is a difference between fitting and working....I have a 94 XR650L shock on my 86 XL600R frame...Did it fit...NO....Did I make it work....Yes

  • don87xr600

Posted April 16, 2006 - 07:21 AM

#8

because later on he might want to put the latest model shocks in it

Your no reservoir shock wouldn't be an upgrade

  • XR_mad

Posted April 16, 2006 - 07:36 AM

#9

i dont have a 650L, so i didnt know that, and you would think it would have a reservoir, even my 00 xr80 had a reservoir on the rear shock

  • crazyclimbr

Posted April 16, 2006 - 10:20 PM

#10

Thanks guys for the help.
I guess I'm stuck pulling the shock off and rebuilding it. I was hoping to save some down time by just swapping out shocks.





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