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nitro

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tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:28:39 AM »
a friend of mine has a couple of tz250s and went the ohlins route and has the stock rear shocks ... is it do-able / worth doing?

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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 03:28:19 PM »
Fitting a tz 4dp shock on a 3xv is a pain in the nuts .
I only did it myself because I got a ohlins tz shock for free.
It's too long so i had the shaft shortned and the gas canister fouls on the seat bracket so you need to cut a piece out .
I'm not sure about the earlier 3yl shock it might be a better match .

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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 06:38:10 PM »
You would be better fitting a shock made for a 3XV rather then messing around trying to make something fit that doesn't want to. Plus the spring and damping will be all wrong. Can't see the point myself ?????
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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 04:58:02 PM »
I found a NOS 3XV Ohlins in France. They set it up for my weight. Works great.

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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 05:57:18 PM »
I found a NOS 3XV Ohlins in France. They set it up for my weight. Works great.
Strange 3XV never been imported or sold here  ::) :o
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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 04:59:38 AM »
the reason is that i cant find a tzr shock on the usa and being an old racer from days gone by i spread the word to my friends/other old racers for a shock to try out ... and after contacting yahoo japan auctions and its offshoots i was informed they will not ship fuel tanks , forks or shocks because they are "tanks"

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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 11:51:26 AM »
Just buy a Nitron or better still get Maxton to ship one over to you 
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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 04:21:35 PM »
Tuning Works can get a Nitron sent to you.....They specialize in RGV, but can get Yamaha bits as well, if you ask nice.
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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 12:44:49 AM »
The nitron is sweet but another option is yss for a rear shock. I recently got one for my tzm 150 i used the distributor on the west coast in so cal called the beemer shop.

The suspension guy actually knows what our 2 stroke bikes are. They also gave me the better price between the two distributors i contacted. They quoted me $289 vs the shop in NJ that quoted me $350.

I'm sure the 3xv shock is higher priced the one for my 150 is one of their more basic model shocks. You want their higher end one it's like $750 - $800. A comparable nitron would run closer to $1000 -$1100 for remote res you want piggyback res i think they are closer to $1300.


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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 02:52:21 AM »
Hey, Rick. Did that YSS price include the spring?

Thanks

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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2019, 03:11:58 AM »
Yes it did come with the spring the model i got for my tzm 150. Came with a remote res and is preload adjustment only. They only had the one option for that model. The 3xv has more options offered for it may have to go to their Thailand main site to search for 3xv instead of the u.s. side.

This is the shock i got for my tzm.


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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 03:23:40 AM »


I'm sure the 3xv shock is higher priced the one for my 150 is one of their more basic model shocks. You want their higher end one it's like $750 - $800. A comparable nitron would run closer to $1000 -$1100 for remote res you want piggyback res i think they are closer to $1300.

The Nitron non piggyback is around 400GBP excluding VAT
Piggyback is around 550GBP EX VAT

These are for the RGV, but TZR pricing should be basically the same thing....just email and ask
https://www.thetuningworks.co.uk/store/index.php?cPath=21_127&sort=2a&filter_id=27
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Re: tz250 rear shock on a 3xv
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2019, 10:02:58 PM »
Yes it did come with the spring the model i got for my tzm 150. Came with a remote res and is preload adjustment only. They only had the one option for that model. The 3xv has more options offered for it may have to go to their Thailand main site to search for 3xv instead of the u.s. side.

Thanks, Rick. Will investigate the link. The stock shock isn't terrible, but since I rebuilt the entire swing-arm/linkage I was noticing a bit more "bounce" on a brand new track.

Sorry for the hi-jack, nitro. I'm done.

Good luck.

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