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Old 12-19-2014, 02:50 AM   #1
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quick question

is a shock a shock a shock? I mean if I get a good deal on two high end fully adjustable snow mobile shocks, can I use them for a leading link fork on my bike.

Il guess I have to change the springs and maby shims but thats cheap if I can save 1500$ in the first place.

Il guess it should work but but they are still quite expensive so I have to ask:)
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:19 AM   #2
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I some ways, but there are obvious things you pay for with a quality shock (assume you mean coil over).

Better seals, ability to valve, oil capacity, better joints, better alloys, etc.

If the collapsed and extended lengths match up, it fits, and you think it is a quality piece,...then yes a shock is a shock.

Valving is pretty key to a shock. Actual piston size can matter when things get real heavy or light.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:58 AM   #3
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yes ofcourse you get what you pay for I dont mean they are all the same in that way. but if they are designed for this



they should work on my bike? the lengths are cool when I build the fork for it my self. and I really like everything that comes with a high shelf shock, just dont want to pay for a new one if I can get a almost new one for a fraction of the price
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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I would expect it to work just fine.

Collapsed length
Extended length
Spring availability
Valve stack serviceable
Eyelet sizing


Bolt it on and go.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:10 AM   #5
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:38 AM   #6
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engans. good stuff. small swedish company, comparable with olhins but on a level where you can talk to the man himself and get good service




pics of the build will drop in later:)
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:50 AM   #7
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engans. good stuff. small swedish company, comparable with olhins but on a level where you can talk to the man himself and get good service




pics of the build will drop in later:)
Dual rate even. They look good.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:57 AM   #8
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is a shock a shock a shock? I mean if I get a good deal on two high end fully adjustable snow mobile shocks, can I use them for a leading link fork on my bike.

Il guess I have to change the springs and maby shims but thats cheap if I can save 1500$ in the first place.

Il guess it should work but but they are still quite expensive so I have to ask:)
Just a quick geometry point. Look at the distances from the pivot to the "load" and to the shock mount on the sled. That is the ratio to determine the necessary spring rate (for the weight of the sled). You would probably have to mount the lower end of the shock ahead of the wheel axle to use them as is.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:57 AM   #9
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on the drawing Ive made so far without calculations, the shock mount is just above the wheel axle. you mean that the springs are to soft as is? it must depend on the lenght of the swing arm to, right?

can you tell where I can find info about calculating and understanding this stuff?
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:44 AM   #10
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Might be easier to make the link with multiple mounting holes and experiment which hole gives the best spring rate.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:31 AM   #11
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yea thats something like that Ive been thinkin about. normally when I search info about stuff like this to try to learn I just end up feeling more stupid:)
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:34 AM   #12
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yea thats something like that Ive been thinkin about. normally when I search info about stuff like this to try to learn I just end up feeling more stupid:)
Not stupid, its called learning. Besides, tell your buddies its adjustable, lightening holes etc. Good luck w/the build, show some pics.
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