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    Which OEM shock for CX500 mono-shock conversion

    I picked up a salvage title 1980 CX500. I'm planning a mono-shock cafe build. What OEM shock should I be looking for on ebay? TIA

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    This should be good
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    Thanks for the f*ing help murray.

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    You have asked a question that justStates what yoy want to do with no design parameters Swing arm type linkage or no.linkage weight calculations Nothing no variables at all and you want a answer Dont be pissed at me i CANT help you yet Go do some research get some ideas,then Ask a,question that can be answered Until then i will watch
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    SideCar Bob's great thread on settings. http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...ould-make.html
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    Wilbers 640

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    YSS

    Normally both for the use in a CX500 Euro.

    Have fun to convert the CX500 swing arm
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    Honestly no, you are just being a typical internet troll. This is my 3rd build. My first was a 1975 CB500T. Very fun. Scary cuz I had never done anything like it. My background is just modern sportbike racing (club level). So I am familiar with wrenching (and crashing) but new to these cool old bikes. My second build which I just sold to a guy in Boise Idaho was a 1978 CB750. Not as much fun. Had many problems from previous owner(s). This bike (CX500) I picked up so cheap I feel braver to take beyond just make her run again and look pretty. I already read all the write ups I could find in this forum. This isn't a super huge task. But what I was hoping for was a reply from someone familiar with this mod. I was hoping to hear something like "yea man for the weight of these bikes and the limited amount of travel and space allowed, most guys have been using xxx rear shock from a xxx bike". Every other forum I have been on I got really great feed back from super cool people. Even made a good online friend from the CB750 forum. But your reply was unexpected. I wasn't prepared for a cheap snarky comment like that. At least guelli02 tried to give a helpful response and I would surmise that english isn't even his first language. So yea, if you aren't going to be helpful please leave me alone. Thanks.

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    Yeah, but... this will require an understanding of the force and moment applied to the shock, as well as the total travel, dampening, and spring rate.

    Are you going to hoop over the rear wheel, with a shock between that and the spine?

    Are you going to imitate the GL500 style swing arm and mount from in front of the rear wheel up to the spine?

    Are you going to have a pull-type shock linkage mounted under the engine?

    Do you weigh 120 kg with a 100kg pillion? Or will you make it a single seater?

    Like Murray said, come with a design that can be evaluated, not just asking for the answer to an equation you haven't given.
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