If I knew how I'd make the YZ into to a TW but still, this is how a guy called old fart recommends the YZ get converted to enduro . . .
After: Posted Image Now that I've got some miles on the TW, I can give some actual thought to the positives and negatives of the Blaster shock. Honestly, I've really enjoyed the ride quality of the Blaster shock so far. It handles fine on dirt and pavement and the squat is just about the same as the stock original. I have not done much trail riding yet so I can't comment on how it responds to washboard type riding. One thing I wasn't expecting... I miss the seat height of the OEM shock! One of the things that really made me fall in love with the TW, now that I think about it, was how approachable of a bike it was. The low seat was so non-menacing. It is much less approachable when you have to stand on your tip toes to mount up! And I'm 5'11". Another thing you have to expect: having a high rear and stock front means that you're going to be pushed into the tank when you hit the brakes. I liked this less than I thought I would. I didn't think I would mind it. For this reason, and because I want my shorter friends to enjoy the bike as well, I'll probably revert back to the stock shock. There is something to be said about walking over to a short bike and easily hopping on. I miss that part of my TW and am going to get that back!