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Old 12-10-2006, 01:58 PM
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Solo seat shock angle

What's the most drastic angle (in, under seat) that a solo seat shock can be mounted and still work?
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:03 PM
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5 degrees from vertical is what I tell my customers, with my springs. 10 degrees maximum
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:12 PM
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Darn, guess I need to come up with another plan. Thanks.
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I would think you could go like 30 degrees and still give you some good bounce. No?
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Darn, guess I need to come up with another plan. Thanks.
i think you can go much further than what pure kustom said, he mentions SPRINGS. with a shock, you can go much further, how far i dont know, but ive seen pics with them at some pretty big angles.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:43 PM
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I would not go farther than 20 degrees. If the springs are not very strong you could bend the rod and damage the seals
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What are you trying to do? I'm guessing you need to make a little mounting plate to adjust where the springs attach to the seat.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:34 PM
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What are you trying to do? I'm guessing you need to make a little mounting plate to adjust where the springs attach to the seat.
This is for my Matchless (see my gallery). I'm changing the rear fender and I thought it would be nice to have some spring on the seat (it's a hard ride).
Springs on a normal solo seat are wider than the rear and it would look goofey sticking out so I thought a single shock (center) might just work. The problem is mounting it in front of the fender creates the angle issue. Nothing is ever simple.
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