R1 shock

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l111amo
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:17 pm

Hi all, been given a practically new r1 shock (converted for lambretta) to fit to the gp, Question is A are they worth fitting
B would you have brass or rubber bushes
Open to all replies, thanks in advance Liam .

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coaster
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:27 am

Rubber bushes arent available as far as I know but DO NOT use brass bushes as you need some flex , You can get a kit consisting of nylon bushes and nyloc half nuts. You basically only tighten them to about 3-5 ft lb's torque. This is because the R! shock cant handle sideways loads cvaused by flex in Lambretta silent blocks and haver been known to snap. Apat from that they are a good shock.

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Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:21 pm

Cheers, thanks for input

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