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    It's About Bloody Time!

    So I picked up my frame and bits and pieces from the painters yesterday and I am going to start putting everything together. Picked up my rebuilt motor and hate coming to work knowing that I could be at home building my beast. I will be using the best pieces from the '98 and the '90 parts bike I picked up and will be waking up at 4am every morning to piece this baby together so I can spend my time with the wife and kid after work....it has been over a year since I purchased my basketcase and very excited to put her back together. I do have a quick question before I start piecing everything together though. I have 2 shocks...the yellow 98 that has oil all over it - not sure if its the shock, oil from the old chain or from the leaky case gasket, or the white '90 that looks dry but could use new thrust covers. Or I have found a banshee shock for $30 but would need a rebuild which costs $75.

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    Which option should I go with?
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    Go to the thread "RED REAR SPRING". There is photos posted by TW Brian showing the old and new style shocks. I believe both of your shocks are the old ones but can't really see from your pics. If they are the old style I would not bother with either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Go to the thread "RED REAR SPRING". There is photos posted by TW Brian showing the old and new style shocks. I believe both of your shocks are the old ones but can't really see from your pics. If they are the old style I would not bother with either of them.

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    Excellent point!!!! Maybe use the old dry one until you can find a reasonably priced better one. Shocks are easy to change. Or there was something about a shock recall in Canada -- maybe exchange an old shock for a new shock? Something worth looking into.

    I have a picture of the difference:

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    From the stickers, it looks like i have a new and an old one. Was doing some research on the site and looking into the VTR1000 swap...can get them for $70CAD on ebay. Thanks for the info elime, I will check into the recall and see what happens.

    Edit: Just checked and 1987 - 2000 have recalls. Going to get in touch with a dealership and see what they say.

    http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall.../7749r-eng.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTerrible View Post
    From the stickers, it looks like i have a new and an old one. Was doing some research on the site and looking into the VTR1000 swap...can get them for $70CAD on ebay. Thanks for the info elime, I will check into the recall and see what happens.

    Edit: Just checked and 1987 - 2000 have recalls. Going to get in touch with a dealership and see what they say.

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    Look at the picture posted by Elime. The left shock has the lower mount as an integral part of the entire lower section and is a one piece mold. The right shock has the lower mount welded to the lower section and before the weld it was 2 pieces and this is the one that fails. I think all TW prior to 2000 had the old welded lower mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Look at the picture posted by Elime. The left shock has the lower mount as an integral part of the entire lower section and is a one piece mold. The right shock has the lower mount welded to the lower section and before the weld it was 2 pieces and this is the one that fails. I think all TW prior to 2000 had the old welded lower mount.

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    I'm sure you're 100% right that both are the old shocks. I don't think the previous owner of the 98 did an oil change let alone change the shock out so I fired an email to a few dealerships in my area.

    One dealership came back $973.94 for both shocks.
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    Called a different dealership and gave them the VIN numbers...1 they are going to order for no charge...the other VIN is not coming up on the system so he was wondering if it was purchased in the states. He is going to look into it though. If not then I will do the VTR swap with that spring.

    Thanks for the tip elime! PM me your email address and i will send a gift through PayPal for you to have some Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue and/or Canadian Club...on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTerrible View Post
    Called a different dealership and gave them the VIN numbers...1 they are going to order for no charge...the other VIN is not coming up on the system so he was wondering if it was purchased in the states. He is going to look into it though. If not then I will do the VTR swap with that spring.

    Thanks for the tip elime! PM me your email address and i will send a gift through PayPal for you to have some Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue and/or Canadian Club...on me!

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    Take the Labatt's Elime, my favorite beer and enjoying one as I type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTerrible View Post

    Thanks for the tip elime! PM me your email address and i will send a gift through PayPal for you to have some Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue and/or Canadian Club...on me!

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    Not necessary. I hate to admit this in public because people think something is wrong but I don't drink. However thank you very much for the offer. Besides, if I hadn't tipped you off to the recall someone else would have.
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    Well thanks for that nugget of info...it helped out a lot. Thank you too GaryL!
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