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    900RR shock mod

    I am working on getting all the parts needed to do the mod. I have the bumper stop and the shock. Where do i get the spacer for the spring and whats it made from?

    The HawkGT tips seem to be gone?

    Rob
    Rob
    88 Street Hawk
    F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
    04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
    91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

    #2
    I found a small section of steel pipe that amazingly had the same dimensions I needed. I just had to cut it to the length I needed. I would start by looking at a hardware or home depot. Or check with a plumber. You might be able to find something at those places.
    -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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      #3
      mines made of aluminum
      dont know where it came from it was on the bike when i got it.
      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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        #4
        Well i found a guy who is gonna make it for me.
        Rob
        88 Street Hawk
        F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
        04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
        91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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          #5
          CHESSE and RICE!!!!

          I have all the freaking parts to do this mod and can't find a local shop that will do it!

          I have been to 2 shops and they both have called for me to come pick up the shocks and won't preform the switch!!!

          Is it that big of a deal?

          Well on to the 3rd and I hope it's the charm! or i will be going back to the stocker to get this bad boy on the road.

          Rob
          Rob
          88 Street Hawk
          F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
          04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
          91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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            #6
            Hey Jr,
            sorry to hear that.
            I had to laugh though when you said cheese and rice.
            My family is from Barbados W.I and over there they used to say "Peas and Rice"...

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              #7
              You'd probably be better off to take it to a local machine or "fixit" shop, anybody with a hydraulic press can do it. Reason a bike shop won't do it, LIABILITY! It is in their eyes a "cobbled together thing" and their insurance company would stroke out if there were a claim as a result. You guys would not believe how $$$ insurance is for bike shops and all the flaming hoops you have to jump thru to get coverage.
              J.D. Hord
              Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Hordpower
                You'd probably be better off to take it to a local machine or "fixit" shop, anybody with a hydraulic press can do it. Reason a bike shop won't do it, LIABILITY! It is in their eyes a "cobbled together thing" and their insurance company would stroke out if there were a claim as a result. You guys would not believe how $$$ insurance is for bike shops and all the flaming hoops you have to jump thru to get coverage.
                im probably stating the obvious, but hes right..
                for most motorcycle shops, making a part or modifying an existing part is taboo.
                for most machine shop kind of people.. we realize its just a chunk of steel/aluminum/whatever that can be molded/milled/modified to whatever we want.

                i am curious about how to use a press to do the spring safely.. if anyone can show ideas/howtos.... im sure i can figure something out when the time comes for me to do it, but it doesnt hurt to ask...

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                  #9
                  theres a tool on here:

                  http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup...D-58ABD9C0DBBC

                  $35

                  http://www.steelthundercc.com/tools.html

                  $100+

                  Or the homemade ones here:

                  http://website.lineone.net/~andylong...ck_rebuild.htm
                  Rob
                  88 Street Hawk
                  F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
                  04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
                  91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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                    #10
                    Call Steve Lenac...

                    of course he'll end up selling you on a Wilburs...
                    1988 "BlackHawk" project
                    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                    People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                      #11
                      I just set the shock on press plates to catch the bottom of the spring, and start compressing it. It's a bit tricky, and you'll want to make sure you have the shock as square in the press as possible, but I've done probably 10 of them (mainly pulling stock springs off to put on Progressives) and haven't lost an eye or finger yet.


                      Originally Posted by MrDude_1
                      i am curious about how to use a press to do the spring safely.. if anyone can show ideas/howtos.... im sure i can figure something out when the time comes for me to do it, but it doesnt hurt to ask...
                      J.D. Hord
                      Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                        #12
                        I just set the shock on press plates to catch the bottom of the spring, and start compressing it. It's a bit tricky, and you'll want to make sure you have the shock as square in the press as possible, but I've done probably 10 of them (mainly pulling stock springs off to put on Progressives) and haven't lost an eye or finger yet.


                        Originally Posted by MrDude_1
                        i am curious about how to use a press to do the spring safely.. if anyone can show ideas/howtos.... im sure i can figure something out when the time comes for me to do it, but it doesnt hurt to ask...
                        J.D. Hord
                        Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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