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Old 06-05-2015, 06:29 AM
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Rear shock Reservoir mount

So I grow tired of looking at large zip ties holding the shock reservoir in place on the subframe.


Been running ideas across paper to fix that, from welding tabs on the subframe and using rubber lined SS clamps, to machining some clamps from scratch.

But though, I can't be the first one to want a clean way of mounting that res..
So what say you.. How did you mount your shock reservoir to the sub frame?
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:41 AM
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went on eBay and found some "rubber-esque" reservoir mounts (let me know if you need more info and I can look in up in my past transactions; were bought a few short months back and they fit perfectly)
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Couldnt you mount it on the back of the brace somewhere?
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Originally Posted by bewsted View Post
Couldnt you mount it on the back of the brace somewhere?


The goal is to keep having an easy access to it for adjustement. Plus, the oïl line can't be positioned as you want since it's usually short and stiff.


As Erik said, he wants to have something cleaner than black tie wraps. not to not see it anymore.
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Originally Posted by bewsted View Post
Couldnt you mount it on the back of the brace somewhere?
THANK YOU for the suggestion, I do appreciate the idea.

Even if I could, it would be a bad idea.
1: That would put the reservoir line in a constant state of flexing.. NOT GOOD.
2: It would add unsprung weight ...NOT GOOD
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
went on eBay and found some "rubber-esque" reservoir mounts (let me know if you need more info and I can look in up in my past transactions; were bought a few short months back and they fit perfectly)
Yes please, a link would help.. I did a quick search and came up with some very non motorcycle errrrr, rubber products

EDIT,, ok so searched without the words Rubber & Hard

And found this
Shock Reservoir Mount Kit Grommet Clamps Rezzy Elka Axis Fox Pep TCS Works ATV | eBay
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Mikstr and I use this setup....without the clamps. I opted for the tie wraps to keep the black look. You do need to make a small mod to the rubbers so they can slide perfectly over the square tubing of the sub frame.


I can post pics if you wish later.
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
EDIT,, ok so searched without the words Rubber & Hard
yeah rubber is "passe".... I think the kids call them condoms now..... lol
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
yeah rubber is "passe".... I think the kids call them condoms now..... lol
All I will say is do not search for a rubber reservoir mount using the words
Rubber Hard Shock mount
unless you are in a non workplace environment or you work in the **** industry
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I was thinking the same thing yesterday. Mine is cable tied and looks manky.
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Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
Mikstr and I use this setup....without the clamps. I opted for the tie wraps to keep the black look. You do need to make a small mod to the rubbers so they can slide perfectly over the square tubing of the sub frame.


I can post pics if you wish later.
With the rubber blocks I may use large black tie wraps again as well...
If I use the Red poly spacers I'll likely use Stainless steel clamps....perhaps Band clamps


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T bolt clamps
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I use the blocks and clamps that come with the Ohlins. Never took a pic directly of them but I have a few showing the area:
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I put a zip tie on one of the band clamps because it wanted to move a little.

The middle pic shows how my band clamp is bent around the subframe. I think the t-bolt clamps you pictured might have a hard time doing that. First initial installation of new clamps, you need to bend around the sub so the clamp gets tight to the square metal, then take up the remaining slack around the res to tighten, @ least this is my experience.

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I used the band clamps on my headers to hold the wrap. But smart idea for the oïl reservoir...:O)
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