XR250R: Rebuild my rear shock or...??
Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:06 AM
I've searched to see if there had been any rear shock conversions done but only came up with a couple of posts saying that a late model XR600 shock would fit. Anyone know if this is true and what it entails? Does the XR600 have the remote reservoir that clamps to the frame like my 250r does? If it's too complicated or not even worth the trouble i'll just rebuild my current shock but I'd like to find out first. I know of a guy who's parting out a 1997 XR600 and is selling his shock for $30, I thought about buying it and seeing if it'd fit but i've tried that before without any success.
Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:14 AM
Go for the rebuild; you won't believe how nice the ride will be. Over the years, I've given this advice and also had my shock rebuilt and all of us were very pleased with the result. The shock is very capable when it has new internals and fresh suspension fluid.
I have a guy in town who will replace the oil, seals and whatever else needs replacing for around $70 - $80.
PS and every year, you can replace the fluid yourself, quite easily, and maintain the performance level.
Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:14 AM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 12:36 PM
I was going to have an '88 XR250R shock rebuilt for my 250L (I got the shock for free) but was warned and found out that the older shocks with high wear can be destroyed internally and are beyond repair. He didn't charge me anything and I sent my L shock to be rebuilt instead. The bike was much smoother and more in controls but mostly I noticed that I had much better traction, especially under hard acceleration or braking.
LTR in Port Orchard did the work on my shock. It was more the $80 but he re-valved it for my weight too.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:09 AM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:57 PM
We're dry as a bone here, and virtually everything is rideable. What trails should I ride starting Monday
Ya shoulda waited two more weeks
Wanna ride the TE310?
Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:54 AM
Thanks for the offer on the TE310 but I think i'd rather try and ride my XR without a shock before I did that....