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post #11 of 32 Old 06-20-2019, 05:32 AM
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If you could get something to work here in the UK and get it manufactured lots would be interested.
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Going back to the drawing board, what is the exact issue with fitting the R1 shock in the bike? I looked at Paul's info, he cut down the rod end that comes out of the bottom of the shock to make it shorter, stock GSX-S1000 length, and the adapter seems to just adds some length back.

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Going back to the drawing board, what is the exact issue with fitting the R1 shock in the bike? I looked at Paul's info, he cut down the rod end that comes out of the bottom of the shock to make it shorter, stock GSX-S1000 length, and the adapter seems to just adds some length back.
Itís actually quite simple, with a couple of plates and spacers I have fitted the r1 shock to my bike, have had no problems with clearance, you donít have to cut anything the bottom only requires two spacer washers either side and fits perfectly, it just raises the rear about ten mm
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I wish somebody would cnc these parts and make them available as a kit. My only concern would be to make sure they would withstand the force exerted on them.

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I love when people say it's very easy to fit just a couple of washers haha ..they forget to say you you need an adapter or if you do it without the adaptor you need to cut your battery tray and get a smaller battery , I wish someone would come fit mine for me I'm sick of it . It's not as simple as what everyone says trust me .
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I love when people say it's very easy to fit just a couple of washers haha ..they forget to say you you need an adapter or if you do it without the adaptor you need to cut your battery tray and get a smaller battery , I wish someone would come fit mine for me I'm sick of it . It's not as simple as what everyone says trust me .
I never said it was easy, because you actually have to fab a couple plates up and you can use washers as spacers. No need to cut anything on the bike either. Not easy but surely isnít difficult either.

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For those who are not mechanically inclined or can't be bothered (me), realize that the r1 shock is not made for our bike. The adapter was a hoax. Sell it on and look for something that will bolt in. Plenty of options out there ktech, nitron, wilbers etc
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Packmule i wasn't referring to you mate , and having to fabricate and measure and work out angles is not an easy thing to do ..it's like me saying to build a wall is easy you just mix cement get some bricks and stick them together it's not that hard quite easy actually hahaha ... everyone to there own my friend 👍. Plus the adaptor does work a guy here in England has been running it for over a month now with no problems and he's tested it over some rough stuff .. shame the guy who made it won't make anymore .there was another guy Colin who has made one too and he has uploaded the cad design to a site ..https://youtu.be/Mex_R5-gWKo . for anyone that is interested this is a link to the video of him talking about it and the link to getting one made is here to .. I still think it's a good idea but hey what do i know I'm just a bricklayer 🤣 ....

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I know you wasn’t talking to me. For people who can use a grinder, tape measure and drill, turn in your man card. For people that are too lazy, that’s what is wrong with the people in this world. If you can afford an aftermarket shock, that’s the way to go no doubt. If I could afford to drop 10% of the cost of the bike new on a rear shock, I would have personally bought a different bike. Poor man poor choices, I guess. lol

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Packmule i wasn't referring to you mate , and having to fabricate and measure and work out angles is not an easy thing to do ..it's like me saying to build a wall is easy you just mix cement get some bricks and stick them together it's not that hard quite easy actually hahaha ... everyone to there own my friend 👍. Plus the adaptor does work a guy here in England has been running it for over a month now with no problems and he's tested it over some rough stuff .. shame the guy who made it won't make anymore .there was another guy Colin who has made one too and he has uploaded the cad design to a site ..https://youtu.be/Mex_R5-gWKo . for anyone that is interested this is a link to the video of him talking about it and the link to getting one made is here to .. I still think it's a good idea but hey what do i know I'm just a bricklayer 🤣 ....
Iím just a bricklayer to, 53 years, bricklaying is easy, and so is fitting the r1 shock, you donít have to be a qualified mechanical engineer, the hardest part is pulling all the **** of to get to it, an angle grinder to cut the plates and a bit of common sense and an interest in what you are doing is all you need,half the people on here shouldnít be riding bikes, they should be at home with their mommies!
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