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AR125 alternative mono-shock suspension

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: AR125 alternative mono-shock suspension Reply with quote

I've been looking for an alternative to the Std AR125 Shock .. Looked at all sorts of alternatives with eye and fork ends with the biggest problem being the length of 330mm centre to centre..

Finally found something and given it a try, Z750 / ZR750 fully adjustable shock. It's the right length, generally way bigger but with a little adapting it has worked.

Yay !!



It's a mega tight fit. Needed 0.5mm skimmed from each side of eye and together with new lower suspension bushing it needed a couple of SS washers either side to fit and seal to bushing O rings at the base.









Fitted and left side panels off for a ride over the nearest speed bumps to give it a try...






And then I thought I would take it for a little blast out.... Well on such a sunny day, it would have been rude not too...







Suspension is softer than the OXON shock I took off, but it seems to work fine. It's nice when a plan comes together !! Cool Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how easy of a fit is it? and much different over the original
just can get them shocks working for 20 quid or so over a knacked ar shock
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only 3 years ago. ..I have almost forgot.
That's one of the things I like about this site.. old posts are a great aid memoire

I remember it being a very tight fit but not hard to do.
Reading the notes under the pictures it suggests the things I had to do to the shock to get it to fit.

It's still on the bike and going strong Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking AR....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocking update...

Here's the comparison between the AR50/80 and 125 shocks
AR125 is the longer one


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple of aftermarket alternatives sold as AR125 versions, OXON and YSS





They work OK but are both a little shorter than original which lowers the rear ride height by at least an inch.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the DADDY of AR125 shocks I've come across to date... Phew








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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally... kawasaki 250SL has a shock that looks like it would fit as I measured one at Kawasaki Clay Cross on a bike there last week. Not tried this option yet.. Still investigating
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shaun,

that Nitron unit is a thing of beauty!
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