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Offline JumpinTheFire369

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yfz 450 shocks on 90 LT250R?
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:29:04 pm »
I was wondering if anyone has installed stock YFZ 450 shocks on their 87-92 LT250R? I have seen posts on other forums where people have done this but usually with +2 aftermarket A-arms. I read somewhere that it should work with the stock a-arms, which is what I am trying to do. I also read that the bottoms of the shocks should bolt to the A-arms with no modification and the top of the shock needs to be grinded down a little bit to fit in. Is this true? I just got a really good deal on a set of YFZ shocks and I would like to install them on my 250. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: yfz 450 shocks on 90 LT250R?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 06:49:42 am »
jumpin- yes, you def. can run the shocks. I ran a pair of YFZ450 shocks on my oem 89 LT250R front end. I did have to grind a bit off the top, as well as the bottom, but it was minor. The shocks performed well, a little stiff, though Im on the lighter side (165-170lbs) . But they will 100% work!!

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Re: yfz 450 shocks on 90 LT250R?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 11:36:43 am »
Also running yfz shocks on mine, i did have to spin the springs waayyy down to install them onto the bike because they are longer. I run them soft, they work great!
I make carbon case savers, and sprocket covers for a bunch of crazies that own ancient bikes, Wait, I have an ancient LT250 too!!!

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Re: yfz 450 shocks on 90 LT250R?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 04:09:57 pm »
Old thread but will any year YZF450 front shocks work for an 87 LT250r or only certain years?
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