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so i was riding the trails of arizona and my rear shock snapped at the weld. i had no choice but to leave the bike there and start on the 12-13 mile walk back to my property and get my yamaha rhino to toe it back. i was pissed. from what ive heard therewas a recall on the rear shocks? i have a 98. but anyways i took it to the welders and they at first were cautious about even trying to weld it because the pressure of the oil canister, but he opted to try it. i came back to the shop a hour later and he said that if he welded it it would melt a rubber seal and it would begin leaking oil.... so now im faced with buying a whole new shock for 250-300 dollars or waiting till someone parts out a tw on ebay. i want a stock shock but at this moment i am desperate looking for any advice on aftermarket ideas! i really love my tw. ive looked al over and its like the shock is a antique. i cant find it anywhere.do any of you guys have a extra i can buy off you guys? or do you know where i can get a new one? any ideas will bee greatly appreciated!!!
 

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Whoops, bummer sounds like a recall item. Maybe take it to a dealer and see if they will warrenty it. If not hit the forum up I'm sure someone has one (hell I might still have one in my moto parts bin) to let go for a beer or two.

Good luck Josh

so i was riding the trails of arizona and my rear shock snapped at the weld. i had no choice but to leave the bike there and start on the 12-13 mile walk back to my property and get my yamaha rhino to toe it back. i was pissed. from what ive heard therewas a recall on the rear shocks? i have a 98. but anyways i took it to the welders and they at first were cautious about even trying to weld it because the pressure of the oil canister, but he opted to try it. i came back to the shop a hour later and he said that if he welded it it would melt a rubber seal and it would begin leaking oil.... so now im faced with buying a whole new shock for 250-300 dollars or waiting till someone parts out a tw on ebay. i want a stock shock but at this moment i am desperate looking for any advice on aftermarket ideas! i really love my tw. ive looked al over and its like the shock is a antique. i cant find it anywhere.do any of you guys have a extra i can buy off you guys? or do you know where i can get a new one? any ideas will bee greatly appreciated!!!
 

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Or you could always take the oppurtunity to upgrade to a banshee shock and a stiffer spring. Banshee shocks can be had on ebay for 35-45 usually. Spend some more $ on a spring and call it done.

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Or you could always take the oppurtunity to upgrade to a banshee shock and a stiffer spring. Banshee shocks can be had on ebay for 35-45 usually. Spend some more $ on a spring and call it done.

Josh


will the banshee shock fit the eyeholes? and will it fit the original spring? should i buy a front or a back shock?

thanks for the reply.
 

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Normally I would slide a bunch of links in here but you're right, there is zilch out there in used land. The only one on ebay listed for a tw looks way to long




Best I could find is a 1987 shock for $50 it is most likely another iffy one, but who knows maybe it was replaced before the bike was parted out http://www.bikeboney...a%20tw-200.html



Would it be possible to put it in a bucket of ice almost to the top of the shock and weld at it a little at a time?



Or maybe mail your shock to a member in Canada and they can pretend it came off their bike?





Anyway for a new one before shipping and handling............

yamahapart.com $201.19

stadium yamaha $207.00

powerpartsplus.com $233.26

boats.net $240.18

rockymountain atv $256.59

bikebandit $259.51





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Google "Rebuilding Motorcycle Shocks". Maybe some place can help you.
 

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So does this mean the Yamaha rear shock recall is not active and they won't help with it? I've been wondering about this for a while?
 

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The stock TW spring will fit the Banshee body, however, it is shorter and you will need to fabricate a spacer to makeup the difference. This is all very doable. Gerry







Here is the Banshee shock with the TW-Hyperpro Spring.
 

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What is the size of the shock? I have one off of, I believe, a '92 Ninja EX500 that I purchased for a Honda. The only issue with it was it couldn't hold up my 550lb bike, even though the fit was great. Should have no problems holding up a TW though. If it will fit your bike, or if you can somehow make it fit (kind of doubt it, but then, you never know), maybe it will get you by until you can find the right one for your bike. If you want to chance it, you can have it for what it costs to ship it.







Let me know,

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I've got an old one kicking around (Yamaha Canada did a free warranty upgrade). I'd give you for the shipping, problem is the shipping from Canada can be expensive. As well it's the old design, so could snap again on you. If you're interested PM me your address and I'll see what it would be.



Here you can see the old vs new design. The old one isn't really good, just spotwelded on.







 

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what years are the bad shocks on? never mind i figured it out, 1987-2000 were the questionable years.





I've got an old one kicking around (Yamaha Canada did a free warranty upgrade). I'd give you for the shipping, problem is the shipping from Canada can be expensive. As well it's the old design, so could snap again on you. If you're interested PM me your address and I'll see what it would be.



Here you can see the old vs new design. The old one isn't really good, just spotwelded on.







 

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Eeek!!



This is disheartening that the recall was not/ is not honored in the United States, on a national level. I believe I remember a member here, in the U.S. that did get a swap from a dealer - I'm sure there are more too. I would bring it to a Yami dealer with print-outs and proof of the Canadian recall and ask them politely to look into it.



Follow up with them quickly and kindly; I'd be willing to bet that once they've done their research (especially if provided by you) they would help.

-Adam



PS, such a frightening design this is. I'm sure mine would have busted from the 10,000 miles of terror I've put TW through




best of luck!
 

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It does not appear that Yamaha is replacing the shocks in the US. See:



http://nhthqnwws111.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Foreign Campaigns/2009/F-Campaigns/FRCL-09F004-3638.pdf



See also:



Posted by bumper 4-6-2009 Just got off the phone w/Yamaha headquarters, as expected they are not aware of a U.S. recall at this time although they indirectly conceded that the recall does exist in other parts of the world. "...well, it's sort of a government thing and each government has different requirements, etc. etc....so we have no information at all at this time."



In a related matter, the person told me that IF a letter were to be sent it would go to the person whose name appears on the warranty registration. So if your like me and you bought used then you would want to go to a dealer to fill out an 'owner transfer' to be sure you get the letter. And no, they are happy to take your address to send you other things but they cannot update the information on the 'ownership' or 'warranty' information over the phone, even though they include your VIN with your name - got to go to a dealer. Uh huh, it all makes perfect sense. I'm not really that worried about the shock but I may pursue the ownership transfer anyway, just to see what happens.


I have this "old" style shock too, and will be seeking a replacement as well. Boo on Yamaha for not including the US.
 

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so i called yamaha motors and they really disapointed me. i told them my vin and they claimed that there was no recall on their system. it bugs me that they would just leave the u.s out of the loop, so to say.but anyway. it is very frightening that all they did was weld a little section of the shock together. its a lawsuit waiting to happen! but on the flip side im glad that i have a good community backing me up on my tw-trouble!
 

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It is the Amercian distributor of Yamaha motor products that is being cheap. Yamaha Motor Canada Inc had no problem with issueing the recall and replacement of the defective shocks, you just have to produce a copy of legal ownership in your name to Yamaha Motor Canada.
 

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I'm willing to bet it's the other way around. Someone in Canada was probably quite successful sueing Yamaha and so they are doing the recall there. With all the tort reform the US has been doing, there probably hasn't been a windfall loss from being sued so Yamaha corp. is giving us the finger.
 

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I'm willing to bet it's the other way around. Someone in Canada was probably quite successful sueing Yamaha and so they are doing the recall there. With all the tort reform the US has been doing, there probably hasn't been a windfall loss from being sued so Yamaha corp. is giving us the finger.


BINGO!



The TW in your avatar has narcolepsy. Hope your health insurance covers treatment.
 
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