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Thread: 1998 1100RT Rear Shock

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    1998 1100RT Rear Shock

    Hi again!

    I have a 1993 Yamaha TDM 850 that unfortunately I went down on last fall. It is still in decent shape, but will require a fair amount of cosmetic work and a bunch of minor repairs to get it happy again. I have decided that I donít have the time or energy to do that and so I will likely part it out. My question is this:
    It has a fairly new RaceTech G3-S shock on the rear; is there any reason that I would not be able to install that shock on my RT to replace the old OEM currently on there..?
    Here is a pic of the RaceTech model in question...

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    Thanks!
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    As long as length, shock travel, spring rate, damping, and attachment points are the same you'll have no issues.

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    ...And not just the attachment points, but the spacing between the lower mounting legs, and the length of the upper mounting bushing - forcing the fit, or compressing anything either on the shock or on the bike can lead to future troubles.

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    So... almost zero chance it will fit.

    Find out by going to the manufacturer fitment chart and check part numbers.
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    '98 R1100RT not on their application chart:

    http://www.racetech.com/VehicleSearch
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    '98 R1100RT not on their application chart:

    http://www.racetech.com/VehicleSearch
    Thanks!
    I actually jumped the gun on asking the question here before contacting RaceTech...

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