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tdrrally 01-17-2013 07:47 AM

Mono shock conversions
 
who has done them ?

post those pix, i could use a muse on this one:D

ML WYDELL 01-17-2013 08:05 AM

Contact Chollo9, he did a nice conversion. I think the thread was" Far from finished but on the road"

tdrrally 01-17-2013 08:24 AM

i will check it out, thank you:clap

Beater 01-17-2013 08:52 AM

Conversions to monoshock? Para -> Mono? Dual shock -> Mono?

tdrrally 01-17-2013 09:42 AM

dual shocks:D

i plan to do a 100mm stretch

Airhead Wrangler 01-17-2013 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdrrally (Post 20508758)
dual shocks:D

i plan to do a 100mm stretch

Here are a couple:

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-gB.../i-gBqh2T5.jpg

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-fV.../i-fVm7zPs.jpg

http://hpn.de/bilder/high_resolution/baja85-1.jpg

http://hpn.de/bilder/high_resolution/baja85-2.jpg

tdrrally 01-17-2013 12:33 PM

thats the goods:evil

chollo9 01-17-2013 02:55 PM

Yeah, they are the goods, way nicer than mine!

Airhead Wrangler 01-17-2013 04:02 PM

I realized that I had a couple better shots of what's going on at the swingarm:

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-bz.../i-bz6mjHC.jpg

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-3m.../i-3mQSPpZ.jpg

I also really liked the gas tank sight tube...

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-vP.../i-vPGTjxT.jpg

And the super-high through-the-tank air intake:

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-j9...-j9LFsRx-M.jpg

http://jowls.smugmug.com/photos/i-hS.../i-hSRZMj7.jpg

tdrrally 01-18-2013 03:33 AM

i have been thinking about putting the shock on the center line of the bike in stead of of to one side

the lower shock mount would be in front of the rear wheel

chollo9 01-18-2013 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdrrally (Post 20514948)
i have been thinking about putting the shock on the center line of the bike in stead of of to one side

the lower shock mount would be in front of the rear wheel


That makes for a very short lever from swingarm pivot to shock mount, which equals high wheel travel for a given amount of shock stroke. Not impossible to do, but would require a pretty stout spring, and a stiffer spring is harder to damp well.

The main reason I chose to copy the GS design was the ease of finding a baseline. I could buy a good aftermarket shock and know that I would be close right off the bat.

Believe me, it's enough work just getting everything fabricated, fitted, in alignment, and soundly welded. You don't need to add design, engineering, and R&D to all of that. Or at least I didn't in my small shop with my skillset and budget.

Not trying to discourage you, I just know how big my task became once it moved from paper to metal.

Airhead Wrangler 01-18-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chollo9 (Post 20519994)
That makes for a very short lever from swingarm pivot to shock mount, which equals high wheel travel for a given amount of shock stroke.

Not if you lay the shock down flat and create a new lever arm on top of the swingarm like fubar did on his bike. :evil

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_0216.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_0217.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_0220.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_0218.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_0221.jpg

Houseoffubar 01-18-2013 05:52 PM

Yeah but his bike looks like shit! got any decent examples? :lol3

It's funny, I have been admiring the side mounted shock bikes posted here, and thinking, Damn that looks nice, I should have done that!

Rucksta 01-18-2013 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdrrally (Post 20514948)
i have been thinking about putting the shock on the center line of the bike in stead of of to one side

the lower shock mount would be in front of the rear wheel

KTM use a non linkage shock in this position on most of their bikes.
Plenty of options top choose from atermarket, genuine & second hand.

There is also the paralever 3 offerings from BMW.

chollo9 01-18-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler (Post 20520218)
Not if you lay the shock down flat and create a new lever arm on top of the swingarm like fubar did on his bike. :evil

If we're including people who actually know which part of the torch you hold on to, then I'll have to excuse myself, as I have a ditch to dig . . .


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