Mono shock conversions

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by tdrrally, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Rucksta

    Rucksta SS Blowhard

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    Stock on the R80G/S was 390 lbs/in when I measured one on retirement.

    Way to soft.
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  2. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    good news to work with thank you

    that is near what i calculated the r80/7 has out back:huh

    the front stock is the same as my drz250 :cry
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  3. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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  4. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    To each there own, of course, but just sticking with the design of your setup I don't think connecting two halves of a swingarm brace with a shock through bolt is a very rigid design. That and the right side brace is way too close to the tire. That and now especially after having one of those FD shock studs snap and damn near kill me, I wouldn't incorporate one with any 'better' design. But even if the shock mount was designed differently for a centrally mounted shock, I don't care for the central shock layout mostly because the shock is going through just the place I believe the frame needs some extra bracing the most.
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  5. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    AH, I'm pretty sure you have the skills to switch it up in a matter of seconds... Though I think your bike is the balls and wouldn't.


    As for the OP, I modded mine because I dig the mix of modern and classic. I also have a knack for wanting whats the most obviously difficult option... its a sickness really. I believe when you make grand gestures to make a thing more unique and ultimately personal to you, I'm not sure you can go wrong as long as you make sure to make it sound and safe. If you do mess it up, redirect, move forward.
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  6. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Damn Dude, That looks great!
    This, and Airhead Wranglers bike would make a sweet "black, and white photo" :freaky
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  7. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Oh for crap sake!

    Thanks Man, I agree, if a design, is safe, and does what it is supposed to do, there is no "wrong" beyond that!
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  8. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    There are many paths to enlightenment, Grasshopper!
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  9. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    A) That's fubar's bike, not mine,
    B) I don't have those skills. My TIG skills are WAY basic.
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  10. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Crap sake? Viable points for all of us to ponder IMO.
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  11. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Does anyone know where I can go to have a swing arm lengthened here in the states? I've been mulling over doing an ISTD/scrambler/trail bike for a while and just picked up a clean set of CR125 forks and rear shock so it's time to take the next step.

    I've looked here and there and haven't found a shop. Maybe my google-fu isn't up to it. I figure I can start a dedicated thread about it here once it starts happening.

    Thanks! LoJack
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  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I think you can talk to your friendly neighborhood machinst about it.


    On the other hand, I think Beater knows a friendly neighborhood machinist, for one.
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  13. LoJack

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    That's a good idea. I know a few starving machinists. I figured there is someone out there that has already made the jigs, though. Or maybe I should just do it myself. That'll take a while, though.:lol3
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