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Old 01-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Mono shock conversions

who has done them ?

post those pix, i could use a muse on this one
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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Contact Chollo9, he did a nice conversion. I think the thread was" Far from finished but on the road"
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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i will check it out, thank you
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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Conversions to monoshock? Para -> Mono? Dual shock -> Mono?
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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dual shocks

i plan to do a 100mm stretch
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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dual shocks

i plan to do a 100mm stretch
Here are a couple:







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Old 01-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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thats the goods
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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Yeah, they are the goods, way nicer than mine!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #9
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I realized that I had a couple better shots of what's going on at the swingarm:





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



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



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Old 01-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #10
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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
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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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.









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Old 01-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #13
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Yeah but his bike looks like shit! got any decent examples?

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!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #15
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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.
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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