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    1972 Honda XL250 Motosport Shock Size

    Hi

    What are the rear shock dimensions for a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport. Looking at purchasing Hagon shocks but I dont know what size to get.

    Thanks.

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    do you remember the TV add for the motorsport? back in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidy View Post
    Hi

    What are the rear shock dimensions for a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport. Looking at purchasing Hagon shocks but I dont know what size to get.

    Thanks.
    Perhaps ... visit your local Motorcycle dealer.

    The more you buy from them ... the longer they'll stay in business to sell you stuff and fix your problems ... and be available to answer your stupid questions.

    How seriously you ride your honda ... will affect the type/model of shocks you need. (And ... how much you will need to pay)
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimO View Post
    do you remember the TV add for the motorsport? back in the day
    I liked this one ...

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    Recognize this dude ... ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimO View Post
    do you remember the TV add for the motorsport? back in the day
    Yes I do. Whys that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Perhaps ... visit your local Motorcycle dealer.

    The more you buy from them ... the longer they'll stay in business to sell you stuff and fix your problems ... and be available to answer your stupid questions.

    How seriously you ride your honda ... will affect the type/model of shocks you need. (And ... how much you will need to pay)

    I am just looking for the stock shock sizing for a Honda XL250 Motosport, looking at buying shocks but dont know the size. My Motosport doesnt have the correct shocks, which are to large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidy View Post
    I am just looking for the stock shock sizing for a Honda XL250 Motosport, looking at buying shocks but dont know the size. My Motosport doesnt have the correct shocks, which are to large.
    Your local motorcycle shop should be able to tell you what the correct size is.

    Use them or lose them ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Your local motorcycle shop should be able to tell you what the correct size is.

    Use them or lose them ...
    no wonder Bowater Honda doesnt exist, having to stock a pair of 45 year old brand new shocks on the shelve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikaholic View Post
    no wonder Bowater Honda doesnt exist, having to stock a pair of 45 year old brand new shocks on the shelve.
    Most reputable dealers (probably counts out the Nelson ones) have contacts with the appropriate/respective suppliers of stock that's needed on speed dial ... or at least an E.mail away.

    Contact a Hagon supplier (anywhere) and ask them the original question ... I'm sure (in the interest of getting a sale) they'd find out what size/model is needed.

    Just too easy ... maybe ...
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    Talk to Malcolm Kirkby at Anaconda he has been dealing with Honda parts for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikaholic View Post
    no wonder Bowater Honda doesnt exist, having to stock a pair of 45 year old brand new shocks on the shelve.
    Bowater Honda sold fucking cars..

    Bower/Swift Honda ===> Bower Honda ===> Frampton Honda..
    Colin Bower / Paul Swift / David Frampton..

    and that fuckwit in Richmond..
    Morleys Honda... Barry Morley..



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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-blen View Post
    Bowater Honda sold fucking cars..

    Bower/Swift Honda ===> Bower Honda ===> Frampton Honda..
    Colin Bower / Paul Swift / David Frampton..

    and that fuckwit in Richmond..
    Morleys Honda... Barry Morley..



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    Swift went to Suzuki app 1979. Bower instead of Bowater, oh I got it wrong despite a sale, your point is...oh they still in business stocking new shocks for 45 year old bikes, oh sorry i dont get your point.
    I was riding National and South Island enduro rounds at that time and so was Swift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidy View Post
    Yes I do. Whys that?
    no particular reason but i was a nipper then and really liked it, havnt beed able to find it on ewe tube, it was a motorsport in a quarry (or similar) doing jumps etc and the soundtrack was something like ......if you dont know what it like to ride a honda..... when i was at high school a guy used to wheelstand one past the school every lunchtime for about 500meters, the whole school used to line up to watch him go past

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Perhaps ... visit your local Motorcycle dealer.

    The more you buy from them ... the longer they'll stay in business to sell you stuff and fix your problems ... and be available to answer your stupid questions.

    How seriously you ride your honda ... will affect the type/model of shocks you need. (And ... how much you will need to pay)
    AHAHAHAHAHAAAA seriously?

    Last time I went to our local dealer they said "Nah mate, U wot? We dont do anythign for anything over ten years old" Absolutely fuckwits in my many years of experience. Yes, looking at you Casbolts.

    OP - one of the Honda forums will be your friend. Or, take a shock off your bike and measure it.
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