87 yzf125 rear shock (HELP!!)

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Clemons, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Clemons

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    Hey guys! So here's the story. My friend and I bought a couple of dual sports earlier this year. We took a mutual friend with us (Mike) when we were shopping that has a 1987 Yamaha YZF125. His YZF has a blown rear shock but isn't financially able to buy a new one or get his rebuilt. So my friend and I want to go in on a used one for him. He's in tech school and working as an oil changer at a car dealership. Do any of you have a lead on one or know if one can be retrofitted from a newer model? The newer ones seem way more available!
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  2. FixinEquipment

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    Yz 125s were changing quite a bit then. I would look for an 82 shock on ebay

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  3. Scootern29

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    The 82's will only except an 82 shock. They are quite different than the preceeding and post years. The whole 82 rear suspension was really off the mark.
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  4. Clemons

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    sorry gentleman. I had the incorrect year it's a 1987. Updated title and description
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  5. Navin

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    Best bet is to steal his and just have it rebuilt quickly.
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  6. Clemons

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    I would but the inside of the shock housing is gouged up badly. It's going to be way too expensive getting it rebuilt since it will need to be re chromed :(
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  7. Navin

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    Where are you?
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  8. Clemons

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    South Georgia. There is no one locally that does that kind of work
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  9. jimroid

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    I have a '89 YZ250 shock if that helps you.
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  10. Clemons

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    How much do you want for it? Checking to see if it's compatible now
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  11. jimroid

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    Are you in the States? If so, $20 to cover shipping.
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  12. Clemons

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    Yes I am! I'll get back with you asap of that will work or not!
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  13. jimroid

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    Make it or break it: 16 3/4" fully extended, and it has a lot of travel. 10mm and 12mm mounting holes.
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  14. Clemons

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    I'll see if he will measure it up. I think he's been away from the bike the last few days
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