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Hi there,
I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what kind of rear suspension/ shocks these are (please see photo)
I haven’t been able to find what style or brand they are but they are exactly what I am after for my upcoming project build
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
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Oh my, do you want to know what else is wrong with it? The rear brake needs attention before you trust your life with it.

and how could that rear tire Not eat your manhood at some point.
 

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tom, if you're looking mostly for concealed springs, the vintage british stuff from the1950s and 60s might work.



upper shroud is generally painted, but these can be disassembled and plated. the common ones i know about are 13 inches, center to center
 

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tom, if you're looking mostly for concealed springs, the vintage british stuff from the1950s and 60s might work.



upper shroud is generally painted, but these can be disassembled and plated. the common ones i know about are 13 inches, center to center
Thankyou very much speedrattle that’s a great suggestion. What sort of brands are out there that you can suggest looking at ?
 

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Brands? :sneaky: "the vintage british stuff from the1950s and 60s" is not a brand of spring/shock absorber, it's a reference to half century old obsolete parts that you might find at a scrap yard.
 

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you can still buy the shrouded shocks. here's some distributors to start with




most of these are probably duplicates of a few identical imported parts from emgo, a taiwanese supplier that imports from various oriental manufacturers. they aren't high performance parts, but i've gone 112 mph at the races on a pair. the last link has a selection of lengths and spring rates.
 

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For what it's worth, here is the original Honda part for that bike:
Honda 52400-MF5-753 SHOCK ABSORBER ASSY., R. RR. (KAYABA)

The VHD sticker that came on it implied the shock has Variable Hydraulic Dampening. But in reality it is an obsolete POS shock absorber.
 

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Hi there,
I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what kind of rear suspension/ shocks these are (please see photo)
I haven’t been able to find what style or brand they are but they are exactly what I am after for my upcoming project build
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
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I think they may be Fournals or something like that. They were a French air shock that was around a number of decades ago.
 

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Has anyone ever seen twin shocks that did not have rubber mount points on both ends?
The cylinders in the photo have plain spherical bearing heim joints in both ends.
 

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If they are a shock, where is the space for wheel travel? Do you need a wide crack in your ass to ride it?
 

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Those aren’t shocks. They are pneumatic cylinders. Non-functioning air cylinders by the look of it. I don’t see any fittings on them. For them to work, the air supply would need to be fitted at the bottom, and I can’t see anything suggesting fittings at the bottom end. (Even what I can see of the one on the other side)
 
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