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    which shox to get for this project

    hello everyone, im from Vancouver BC and i'm trying to build a custom motorcycle. i know it has nothing to do with bicycles but i need everyones expertience on this one. im building a custom front end for my motorcycle which utilizes a bike shock. my question is, which shocks do you guys suggest would work well for this design

    here's a few pictures of what im planning on doing.




    i was told to get Fox DHX 5.0, would that work?
    i need a shocks that is short, good rebound, tunable, bottom out protection and reliable

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    Dayammmm...that's PIMP enough for a sticky! (and it has a motor)
    DHX 5.0 coil would be gr8...IMO
    Last edited by ed; 09-06-09 at 05:55 PM.

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    whats is the shortest DHX 5.0?
    there is on here locally for sale but it has a measurement of 9" eye to eye. i need something shorter than that.

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    I'm actually doing all this from my phone...so I will just guide you to

    foxracingshox.com

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    so whats the difference between that DHX series and the VAN series of the Fox shox?

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    What is the travel of the front fork on yo bike? Linkage ratio? Most bike shocks are set up for a certain amount of travel/ to stroke ratio at a limited weight for the rider. the DHX 5.0 is about 2.75 inches of stroke to accomplish 5.5 inches of travel

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    Is that the next episode of American Chopper?
    "You've got to be willing to rip it all apart. Including yourself."
    ---Steve Woznik -- Multi time USA Sprint and Kilo Champion, Pan Am Games Gold Medalist


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    And yet I see a fifth element coil on the first pic? How did that work? You probably know more about your own question than people here can answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGtrack View Post
    Is that the next episode of American Chopper?
    Doubt it. NOT choppers. Much cooler: retro echoes of the old board-trackers.

    Cyrus - - I would have said that no bike shock has enough spring to suspend the front of one; but, as B2B noted, the one is a 5th Elelement so I stand corrected. Personally, I'd go with an Avalanche. Your choices are greater for length-to-stroke . . . plus there's just a certain cache' to an Avy anyway.
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    What about a Cane Creek Double Barrell? It's an Ohlins shock and can be built to what you need.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    ^^Better answer than mine. Good recommend, 66.

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    And now I stand corrected.

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    Love the brakes on the green one!

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    can anyone explain to me how does the stroke work?
    whats the relationship of the stroke and length?

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    anyone?

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    Not sure what you were asking for so I let others take a crack at it. What exactly do you want to know? Typical stroke per eye-to-eye length? In Fox, a short (6.5" eye-to-eye) shock often has a 1" stroke (used to be a very common shock size), then it goes up from there. An 8 shock will be 2 or 2. To get 3" stroke, you're looking at a 9" eye-to-eye typically. Does that help?

    This page fronm Fox shows you the lengths/strokes of the DHX coil:
    http://www.foxracingshox.com/bike/10/shocks/DHX

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