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What after market shocks for 1974 Dt 360a

24 May 2020 18:57
treeves
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What after market shocks for 1974 Dt 360a #1
I have had the frame, swing arm and other parts powder coated. The gas tank , oil tank and all the silver parts are at the painter. I have started putting some parts back on bike. I would like to find some after market shocks or if anybody is rebuilding the original (mine rusty). Thanks for any advice

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25 May 2020 00:34
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What after market shocks for 1974 Dt 360a #2
I've seen mention of Redwings for some models and the originals can be rebuilt - have a search of the forum for the relevant threads.

I'd steer away from those with the piggyback gas canister (ie at the top), as they can foul around the exhaust area.

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25 May 2020 10:25
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I bought ASSAULT rear shocks for three of my bikes and they work fine for me, but I don't do any serious off-road stuff anymore. I got them from the sellers link below, but they were not this exact shock. Mine measured 12.25 from eye to eye and these are slightly taller.




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71 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha JT60
72 Yamaha JT60 (2)
74 Yamaha DT360
75 Yamaha GT80
75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
75 Yamaha DT250 (2)
75 Yamaha DT400
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25 May 2020 11:06
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Schu wrote: I bought ASSAULT rear shocks for three of my bikes and they work fine for me, but I don't do any serious off-road stuff anymore. I got them from the sellers link below, but they were not this exact shock. Mine measured 12.25 from eye to eye and these are slightly taller.





schu, did ride the bikes with the thermal-flows?, I was wondering the difference.

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25 May 2020 11:46
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No, I never rode my 400 with the original shocks. They were solid rust. But my 360 still has a good set of the original thermals and I can't really say I noticed one being better than the other. But all I do is ride around the two mile trail on my property, or blast down the gravel roads. I haven't negotiated a series of whoops or got air in over 20 years. I still remember the last time I went down trying to keep up with my boys while riding an XR600. I hit the ground before I knew what happened. Knocked the wind out of me. I couldn't even pickup a gallon of milk for at last a week. Probably cracked a rib and never did anything about it.

Dang, there I go telling a story again. Sorry folks.

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70 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha JT60
72 Yamaha JT60 (2)
74 Yamaha DT360
75 Yamaha GT80
75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
75 Yamaha DT250 (2)
75 Yamaha DT400
76 Honda Z50
17 Yamaha SCR950

"Someday, you'll own some Yamahas"
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25 May 2020 11:52 25 May 2020 11:54 by DaveHunter. Reason: Spelling correction
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As RT would say... I published an essay then pushed wrong button and erased it....
Before writing all that again what is your rear shock budget & expectations ? Hagons on my DT360

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25 May 2020 12:25
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I am thinking 200 to 300 hundred. I would be happy with any of the shocks mentioned but I have not found anything that says it will fit my bike. I will be riding the bike on the street and very little dirt.

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25 May 2020 12:35
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treeves wrote: I would be happy with any of the shocks mentioned but I have not found anything that says it will fit my bike.


They may not list your DT360, but that doesn't mean they won't fit. That seller with the ASSAULT shocks has several listed on his eBay store. The eye to eye measurements range from 13, 13.25, and 13.5. The 13 inch would probably fit fine being a smidge taller.

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70 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha JT60
72 Yamaha JT60 (2)
74 Yamaha DT360
75 Yamaha GT80
75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
75 Yamaha DT250 (2)
75 Yamaha DT400
76 Honda Z50
17 Yamaha SCR950

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26 May 2020 07:22
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What after market shocks for 1974 Dt 360a #9
I did measure my shocks and they measure 12 inches. Will the 13 inch be to long?

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26 May 2020 08:02
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The shocks that are in the picture and on Schus 400 on post #3 would be a good choice because you will have plenty of clearance between the shock and chain / sprocket. My red wings on my RT have the spring tension adjuster much lower and there's very little clearance between the chain / sprocket and adjuster.

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