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coronajax

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reservoir rear shocks
« on: February 05, 2017, 11:00:29 AM »
I've been trolling around for ideas for a street tracker build and like the idea of rear shocks with an external reservoir. I found these on ebay and wondered if anyone here has used something similar? I think the Yamaha sr500 had something like this from factory.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-SR500-320mm-JBS-REAR-AIR-NITROGEN-CELL-SHOCK-ABSORBERS-G-/131198984522?hash=item1e8c11a14a:g:xVoAAOSwPYZU~nTo

They're only 12 5/8 center to center so I'm not sure if they would add any of the additional height I'm looking for. I see quite a few builds mention progressive shocks but no mention of length.

J6G1Z

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Re: reservoir rear shocks
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 11:26:15 AM »
I used Hagon shocks on my FT Ascot.

I believe they have some external reservoir shocks also. You might want to look them up.

Good luck
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murdo

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Re: reservoir rear shocks
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 10:25:39 PM »
I have used a couple of sets of those with no problems. The damping was a bit stiff for the first 100Km but they softened up after that. Check on what spring rate you want too.