suspension issues

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kaotickustomz, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kaotickustomz

    kaotickustomz Adventurer

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    I've got a 1972 Yamaha dt250. The rear shocks are shot anyone know where I can get new ones? And not old new to me ones (ebay) haha. Also the front is very very spongy, the fork seals leak like crazy, will replacing the seals and refilling them with oil fix this? Any answers would be much appreciated!
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  2. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    How about these guys? http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/yamaha/dt250/?filters[category]=chassis

    Scroll down for shocks on the same page.

    I've used their store for some carb parts and some headlight brackets, plus water pump mechanical seals. Shipping was fast and I always got what I paid for.

    Never used them for shocks though, so I can't tell.
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  3. Dual Sport Armory

    Dual Sport Armory Been here awhile

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    A set of new Progressive shock's is the best way to go.
    Low cost and they work pretty good
    Choose your desired spring rate and ride away
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  4. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    replacing seals will help of course but remember you are dealing with antiquated suspension compared to modern stuff.
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