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2002 WR250F shock rebuild

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My new to me 2002 WR250F has a blown shock. I have put seals in maybe two dozen sets of forks over the years but never a rear shock. I was about to send it off when my riding buddy talked me out of it. He has done several rear shocks so I figure I need to learn how if I'm going to continue my habit of resurecting old bikes :busted:

I noticed All Balls sells a seal kit as well as a seal head. Should I get one or both of these? Should I go to race tech or someone else for parts? I prefer quality over price as I hate doing things twice.

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Yes, my local dealer will charge it up for a fee. Looks pretty stright forward and I really need to learn how to do this. I will just call up race tech.

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the all balls kit works perfectly fine, also get a new bladder and bumper if your bumper is showing any wear, every time I've done one the bladder was shot.

Replace the shock oil with 3wt which is stock wt.

there's a great writeup on how to do it here:

http://www.mx-tech.com/downloads/KYB_shock.pdf

or some with pics here:

http://idriders.com/proflex/files/shock%20service.pdf

http://dirtriderforums.com/forums/?page=post&id=48738ADB-DAC5-4DE5-ABA2-B386297C5E3B&fid=111988DE-2793-4DF5-820E-0C05ED912BE2

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The race tech kits have good instructions. THe seal race tech sells is the all balls seal, at least mine was. You might as well re-valve with the gold valve from RT for better flow and an updated shim stack designed for your type of riding instead of yamaha's stack that is for general riding conditions.

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