Using a 1987 VFR 700 rear shock on a 1986 VFR 700

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    Has anyone tried this? I know the shock lengths are different. I need a cheepy to get me by for a few weeks before I can order one from Jamie. Any ides if I can bolt one up without to much difficulty? Again, just like post says trying to figure out if I can use the 87 vfr 700 shock on my 86 vfr 700. Thanks
     
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    that page with the link to it, hagon, I can't seem to get it to work......what was I supposed to look at on that page?
     
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    The 87 shock is 10mm longer than the 86. It will work just fine on the 86 model. When I build shocks for the VFR700's with F2 wheels I increase the shock length by 10mm to compensate for the smaller OD wheel/tire combination.

    Other than length, there is no difference between the 86 and 87 stock shocks.
     
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