Author Topic: Stock Shock wanted for 955 lowering kit development.  (Read 257 times)

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March 31, 2017, 10:35:19 PM on

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Jack-Be-Quick has developed a lowering link setup for the Tiger 1050, among many other products for that bike, Thunderbirds and R3's.
(WWW.Jack-Be-Quick.com)
The same need on the 955 exists as well, but a lot of guys do not want to spring $600-$1,000 for a new shock to lower the bike an inch or so.
JBQ seeks to beg/borrow a stock shock in serviceable condition to help develop a lowering setup for the Girly.
(Not sure if the cast/spoke wheel shocks are different, but it's a shock for the cast wheel models that I seek)
Expected cost to lower would be about $100-$150 while using the stock shock.
If you want it back, it will be returned in the same condition. It's only to be used for measurements.
I could use my own, but do not wish to disable the bike for as long as it'd take. (could be a few months)
Please PM me or email me at
JackBeQuick.TBird@Gmail.com
Thanks, Bob

April 01, 2017, 08:38:04 AMReply #1 on

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The only thing I will say is that if you want a shock from Wilbers they state that Height adjustment is not possible on cast wheel bikes?? Just saying
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April 05, 2017, 04:42:18 AMReply #3 on

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Not Possible?
HAH!

No, I know, anything is possible, I think its a translation thing, they just wont offer it, but why?
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April 05, 2017, 11:44:50 AMReply #4 on

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I'll remain an interested spectator cuz the only real way is to do what BM did with the 1100s going the other way and cast a longer bottom eye or in this case a shorter version.

Go the shorter shock as in less travel means another rod and spring which of course can be done but if the price is $100/150 some one will be registering for charity status  :icon_lol:

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DOH!!  I humbly eat crow!  :BangHead
Dropping the rear shock's lower mount point an inch actually drops the bike about three inches!
In my exuberance, I failed to consider that the shock is mounted about 1/3 the way from the swingarm pivot to the axle. If I could only drop the mount point by 1/2", I'd have it made, but not doable.
Looks like an aftermarket shock, just like the others.