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    She's getting there.... what are you going to do for shocks?
    Maybe an adjustable air shock would be a good idea https://www.partsgiant.com/p324859-p...g-25&r=c-23797

    That would let you experiment and adjust for that heavy wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    She's getting there.... what are you going to do for shocks?
    Maybe an adjustable air shock would be a good idea https://www.partsgiant.com/p324859-p...g-25&r=c-23797

    That would let you experiment and adjust for that heavy wheel
    That's not a bad idea, but it is a bit pricey. Maybe I'll get that later down the line.
    For ride height, my current plan is to put the bike on center stands and measure the gap between the rear tire and the ground with the stock swingarm, then after I mount the new swingarm, get some shocks that will make the new tire at the same relative height.

    As far as damping and spring rate goes, I need to do more research. I was hoping to find some inexpensive shocks that would allow for adjustable damping and rebound, as well as adjustable preload on the springs.

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    It's important so don't go too cheap as it will be good money down the drain. Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    It's important so don't go too cheap as it will be good money down the drain. Just my opinion

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    Oh yeah, I totally agree.

    I just was hoping to spend closer to 100/shock.
    Maybe that's too low, but if I have to spend more, it's going to be a while before I can get this rolling.

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    You might find something used for that price....it will require some real search skills LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    You might find something used for that price....it will require some real search skills LOL
    I did some browsing after I got home.
    Wow. I don't know what I was expecting, but I guess I just expected suspension parts for motorcycles to be cheaper than ones for cars, not MORE expensive...

    But I do want this to be done right so I guess I will have to put that part on hold until I can save more money.

    I'm batting a thousand on price expectations... Lol.

    I thought custom machining brackets would be the most expensive part of this project, but my custom swingarm adapters I designed are only going to cost me 150 for both with shipping.

    Ah well.
    I really want this project to be done right.
    No sense in putting all this effort into a sub-par result.

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    Motorcycle suspension parts are more expensive because of their much lower production volume than those for car suspensions. Plus it costs more to make them look good. Your best bet would be to head for your local motorcycle salvage yard and search for suspension parts off of crashed bikes. You might not find too many front suspensions in good shape, but most rear suspension parts should be OK.
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