Couldnt keep the front end down on an 85 LT250R??? Are you kidding me? The LT's are pretty long as it is and dont have much of a problem keeping the front end down. the hondas on the other hand, had a very short arm and bring it up too easy.
stick with a stock arm with an 85 or 86 LT, unless your running methanol. (which is a bad idea with the stock style piston with piston end thrust washers)