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post #1 of 46 Old 08-31-2019, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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R1 shock part II

I originally made some plates about 2 years ago to install a R1 rear shock, which transformed the ride of the bike. Doing it that way created some other problems that I excepted because I didn’t want to cut my battery tray. Well after riding my dorsoduro for a while and switching between them I could no longer deal with the issues. One was by raising the rear approximately 15 mm it made it turn quicker, which probably wouldn’t have been too much of a difference but with a 55 series rear tire and bigger rear sprocket, which shortens the wheelbase it was kinda twitchy. Another problem is the piggyback on the shock would hit the swing arm if I had the rear too soft, which I loved the ride. I trimmed my battery tray, made a small plate from some thin aluminum which you can buy at a home improvement store to fill the bottom of the tray and had to buy a small battery $30 on amazon. All the problems I had before are gone, I should have did it this way to begin with. I could have went all out and bent and cut everything at work but I wanted to see if it could be done with simple tools most guys have laying around. Dremel, 4” grinder and basic hand tools, took me about 3 hrs to do. I actually took some pictures if anyone is interested in giving it a go, I know a few have a shock laying around.

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...and if you don't have one laying around and want one, I've got one for sale!

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Have had my R1 shock in for about 6 months now, have been over some of the roughest roads in Aus, I’ve had no problems whatsoever, has never touched the swing arm, and it has totally changed the ride, no more bouncing around like your on a pogo stick, hugs the corners. Will say if rip-off Paul had not come up with the idea of the shock I wouldn’t have thought of it myself, and I got my money back from PayPal, so for me it turned out win/win.
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Have had my R1 shock in for about 6 months now, have been over some of the roughest roads in Aus, I’ve had no problems whatsoever, has never touched the swing arm, and it has totally changed the ride, no more bouncing around like your on a pogo stick, hugs the corners. Will say if rip-off Paul had not come up with the idea of the shock I wouldn’t have thought of it myself, and I got my money back from PayPal, so for me it turned out win/win.
My piggyback unit was about 2 or 3 mm off of the under seat brace. I would only have problems with it making contact if I softened the suspension and hit a very abrupt bump. With it softened the bike rode like a Cadillac. R1 does transform the bike though.

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It sounds like you're pretty familiar with the R1 shock set up and all. I came across this "rear shock adapter" and was curious to know if the shock would fit in the bike rotated 90 degrees. I can't tell if this is a horrible idea, or if it just might work, cutting it to the right size of course. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07L7...CKYGDC8V&psc=1
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Nope, won’t work as you envision, just cut the battery tray and bolt it up.
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So, by cutting the tray it bolts straight up without any other finagling? Different bolts or anything?

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So you aren't running any adapter plates now?

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So you aren't running any adapter plates now?
No plates.
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So, by cutting the tray it bolts straight up without any other finagling? Different bolts or anything?
Cut the plastic tray and part of the brace underneath it, then it bolts up. I made a plate to cover the hole, which I bent by hand then a small battery off of Amazon for $30, I think it’s for the Aprilia rsv.

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