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« on: November 08, 2018, 03:44:14 AM »

Hi does anybody on here know if a KX 500 1987 fit shock will work in a 1990 / 1991 KX 250 chassis? Thanks 👍🏼



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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 04:48:11 AM »

No . double eye
kx 250 500 went  eye/fork 89

looking for a cheap ebay bargain grin i would like to know what the reserve is?
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 07:18:51 AM »

Sounds like you already know  grin  how much do you want for it then? I have an Ohlins for the 1990 250 already and will be refurbishing so be I could use the lower part from mine on it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 07:24:03 AM »

its not mine
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 07:29:09 AM »

Sounds like you already know  grin  how much do you want for it then? I have an Ohlins for the 1990 250 already and will be refurbishing so be I could use the lower part from mine on it!



IF the lower fork fits/ overall length{eye to eye} would have to be the same/ 10mm on shock lenght equals 30mm ride height
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 07:31:22 AM »

Ok that is good to know thank you for that, I will message the seller and see if he can confirm the measurements for me  👍🏼
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 07:44:49 AM »

Does anybody know why Ohlins cut the edges off these shocks? I have seen two exactly the same but am pretty sure it would clear the air box if left alone!



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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 07:46:04 AM »

Check the top left edges out on both of them!


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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 10:49:15 AM »

The  nitrogen bladder sit lower on the kx500{pre89250} The exhaust  stinger runs above it not on the underside like your bike
Cant see that shock fitting your bike
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