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Thread: 86-87 tecate rocker on 84-85?

  1. #1
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    86-87 tecate rocker on 84-85?

    The 85 rocker is supposed to be much better than the 84 and I have also heard that the 2nd gens had much better rear suspensions. Has anybody tried swapping a 2nd gen rocker into a 1st gen? Another idea I had was to change the mounting points on my 84 rocker to mimick another rocker.

  2. #2
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    The link mount on a 2nd gen swingarm is further forward that the link on the 1st gen swingarm, and it is also centered differently that the 1st gens. I think you'd be better off sticking with an 85
    Looking for a Bassani silencer for a 2nd gen tecate, the style with the movable mount. 1st gen will work

  3. #3
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    You're probably right. I have heard of people swapping 2nd gen singarms on 1st gens and vice-versa so I was curious.

  4. #4
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    I put a 2nd gen swingarm on a 1st gen, I had to cut the mount off the swingarm and move it so it would line up. I dont remember which way I had to move it, but it was side to side.
    Looking for a Bassani silencer for a 2nd gen tecate, the style with the movable mount. 1st gen will work

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    86 T3
    84 T3
    86 KX250

  6. #6
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    Hey nd4speed, nice to see you active at 2020. I mean i have a tecate which i will restore in near future and the past 9 months i have been reading trikesylvania page by page and i'm at 2004 now like 1305 page and your comments are always there in many posts giving helpful information as is your interchange thread! I my self have a lot of information about the machine i have, thank you for that!

  7. #7
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    The 85 rocker should improve the 84 rear suspension, but the 86/87 rocker is offset so there would be a fitment issue with the 1 gen. swinger.

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