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Old 06-15-2010, 02:03 PM
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Hossack conversion.

So, anyone have any advice on what kind of shock I should use?

I figured I should use the same stuff back and front. So either I use the stock shock infront, or I get a new pair for both. Or am I totally out of my mind?


Quick note, it's a school project and I'm building it frame-up.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:47 PM
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So something like this: https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ad.php?t=16235

I don't know why you'd want the exact same shock on both ends, the weight isn't exactly 50/50, and the loads put on each end are different.. Plus the VTR shock in stock form isn't that great.
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Well, because it's cheap.
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True, but so are F4i (and other) shocks that offer more adjust-ability
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Originally Posted by heng47 View Post
So, anyone have any advice on what kind of shock I should use?

I figured I should use the same stuff back and front. So either I use the stock shock infront, or I get a new pair for both. Or am I totally out of my mind?


Quick note, it's a school project and I'm building it frame-up.



Yes, you are out of your mind, but in a good way!!

Myself, I would be scrounging M/C salvage yards for a shock for the front end. Something shorter than a SuperHawk shock would be easier to fabricate around.

Here's a few links you might find useful:

Tony Foale's site: http://www.tonyfoale.com/
Tony knows FFEs!

Michael Moore's site: http://eurospares.com/
A very active FFE/chassis fabrication mailing list.

Works Performance application guide...this list has the OAL of all the various shocks by make and model:
http://www.worksperformance.com/pdf/...ide/street.pdf

Good luck with your project, and post up pics as your build progresses.


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Originally Posted by lazn View Post
True, but so are F4i (and other) shocks that offer more adjust-ability
Interesting, didn't think of that. Thanks!
Just checked yahoo auctions japan, not that very many and quite expensive. May have to resort to ebay.
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On eBay the f4i shocks go for ~$50... More than that and you are cheating yourself...
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I just spent the past few hours going through that 5 pages of discussion that tweety and JD and others had about the OEM showa and I just had to ask, wouldn't it be simpler to attach a mount onto the frame to lower the mounting point of the shock rather than disassemble the shock and fabbing a new clevis?

Maybe I should've asked over there but didn't want to pull up a year old thread.

I'm asking because since I'm building the frame and swingarm, I could just lower the mounting point to fit the cbr shock. If so, I could just use a shock off a cbr 1000, may have to check if the spring rate matches.
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Cool project, good luck. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by heng47 View Post
I just spent the past few hours going through that 5 pages of discussion that tweety and JD and others had about the OEM showa and I just had to ask, wouldn't it be simpler to attach a mount onto the frame to lower the mounting point of the shock rather than disassemble the shock and fabbing a new clevis?

Maybe I should've asked over there but didn't want to pull up a year old thread.

I'm asking because since I'm building the frame and swingarm, I could just lower the mounting point to fit the cbr shock. If so, I could just use a shock off a cbr 1000, may have to check if the spring rate matches.
Uh... yeah... And that would be the reason I did just that...

My upper mount is adjustable, not the shock... But it lets me set ride height...
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But didn't you also had your clevis redone?
The red **** parts.
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Nope... My CBR F4i shock is re-worked on the inside but stock on the outside...
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Great, that means I can use the shock in the firestorm chassis once my project is over!
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Um... the spring rate might be a bit on the soft side but yeah...
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