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    Shock Question

    Is there a company that sells a kit to convert an " Eye to Eye " rear shock to an " Eye to Clevis " shock ? I thought Z1 Enterprises did but couldn't find it .
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    Never heard of an 'adapter' or anything. Wouldn't feel safe with one if there was, it'd be a link, a thing that could possibly move, which would not be good for handling or safety.
    I've seen people grind off the 'eye' bracket on the swingarm and weld up a new mounting system, but hell, I'd rather just buy a set of shocks that work properly. What shocks are you trying to mount to what bike?
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    I was considering using a set of Red Wings on my CB750 but since the CB is obviously Eye To Clevis and the RedWings only come Eye to Eye I'd get an adapter to fit them . I remember seeing them through Z1 Enterprises if I'm not mistaken . Chances are though it probably wouldn't be a bright idea as you said .
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    I made up a set of clevis' to eye's adapter out of aluminum on a CNC machine. Didn't work because the height of the adapter to get clearance between the eye radius/bolt centerline, and the clevis bung (bushing) made the part too flexible. As well, the shock angle was moved too much on a forward slant. Too get a better mental picture, the part looked like a lower case "h" - The bike's rear end felt horribly unstable on the long sweepers especially. I finally just bought a set of MDI's (13 3/16 eye to clevis) 400 # from Old Bike Barn for 168.00 and they, although not great shocks by any stretch, are MUCH BETTER than stock.

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    Wanker, I have HD Progressive shocks on my CB750. They are really quite nice, and not terribly expensive. You wont have to weld anything, and wont have to deal with flexible/shitty-geometry of some kind of adapter.
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    looky here;
    http://omarsdtr.com/shox3.html

    or you mean hammerheads?

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    Or far better, 160 bucks, + another 70 for springs. http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=523
    More than twice as much, but worth it.
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    i'm using these...

    they are a good bit stiffer then stock and can be made stiffer yet with the preload adjustment. They can be filled with N2 or air to various pressures for dampening and rebound adjustment. Seemed machined very well and are pretty cheap too. they are sold on ebay all the time.

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    What kind of shocks are they? I can find them anywhere.

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    What kind of shocks are they? I can find them anywhere.

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