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Old 31st March 2011, 06:57 PM
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Default Bike Shocks?!?!?

Apologies in advance if this is a stupid question but can anyone tell me why a rear adjustable bike shock, 10mm bolt hole, 355mm eye to eye and rated with a 250lb wouldn't work on our cars? they exactly like the gaz ones?

Not that I have some lined up but the range of shock for bikes is immense and I'm sure I could track some down

I'm sure there is a logical reason why not but I would be keen to learn why

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Old 31st March 2011, 07:09 PM
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I have an old white power shock from a ktm which is perfect in size and poundage, the only problem is it has an external gas cylinder which fouls the mounting brackets. Bike shocks are usually mega expensive also, i think i paid about 350 quid for that one,, hence why i kept it when i sold my bike.
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Old 31st March 2011, 07:48 PM
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10mm bolt hole, 355mm eye to eye and rated with a 250lb
What bike shock has that dimensions/spec ?

I know that in Poland people using 2003-2004 R6 shocks in theirs Locosts. They prefer R6 rather than R1... because of spring rating.


I plan to use bike shocks because they are cheaper - about 25GBP each.
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Old 31st March 2011, 07:56 PM
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If they fit no problem and they sometimes have bump and rebound adjustment,the external gas tank ones would suit pushrod suspension.
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Old 31st March 2011, 08:54 PM
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thanks for the comments guys, I haven't found a bike shock with exact dimensions yet but before I go scouring the web just wanted to know or canvas opinion if it was doeable...
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after seeing this post today i went hunting .... ive bought two honda vtr shocks for the rear of my car and two r1 shocks for the front.

lets hope they fit now lol
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do they fit then? and how much?

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Old 3rd April 2011, 04:44 PM
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Definately an interesting one ,would be interested to see result.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 05:37 PM
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Hmmm yes and no please bear in mind my car isnt standard already extra length in my wishbones

Firstly ... The firestorm shocks fit nicely on my rear end i will post a picture later but they seem to be very hard and to use with the standard shock absorber mountings the bolt holes / cush tubes in the shocker itself will need to be opened up slightly to allow the use of the standard bolts and some spacers. But they give a nice ride height on the rear just the only suspension i have on the rear is the sidewalls. But a simple change of spring / messing around with the pre loads might work.

On the fronts they fit and are slightly shorter with the weight of my engine the lower wishbones dont sit horizontal but again messing with preload and spring rates may help but ... I think either extending / moving the top shocker mount will allow me to get a decent ride height at the front.

The r1 shocks are approx 12" open
The firestorm ones are 13.5"
I paid 100 for the four plus 20 vat but if they dont work i can exchange them but sadly cant get a refund a little bit of modding i rekon they could work

Ill get some pics up asap

Afterall its worth a go as the rest of my cars been trial and error up to now :-)
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not 100% sold with the angles of the rears more work may be required there.

and the front with the car under its own weight i have 5" under the front frame but the wishbones point up towards the wheels, its sagging too much for my liking but moving either the top or lower mount to give me a better position.

its all on a whim at the moment but the whole car was hence startng with an omega

havent modified them yet as at the moment i can sell them on if i decide they are no good

open to suggestions and thoughts and yes thats the mod ive done to use the omega front hubs
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