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Offline Big Bob

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Rear Shock
on: August 05, 2015, 01:56:48 PM
This arrived today.

Cant wait to fit it.


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Offline Harri183

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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 03:29:06 AM
What is it, doesn't look like a conventional shock design

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Offline Hartley

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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 06:45:48 AM
Interesting,

http://www.mawsolutions.com/html/fournales_shock_absorbers.html

 looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it

Paul


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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 09:21:31 AM
Never heard of them, what made you go down this route.

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Offline MotoGpNick

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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #4 on: August 08, 2015, 06:19:02 PM
They make a lot of suspension items but are more well known for shocks  :305:
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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #5 on: August 09, 2015, 10:15:43 AM
Looks smick Bob. Be very interested to hear your appraisal when fitted.  :028:
I'm not as dumb as you look.

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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 01:40:28 PM
Fournales got one problem since the late 70th.... Temperature

Spring rate of an stell spring is always the same.... on cold and on hot conditions.
You will see what happens on the air pressure of the fournales... 2nd law of Guy-Lussac

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Re: Rear Shock
Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 12:41:02 AM
Ive been using Fournales since 2004.  On CBR1000F, CB1300 & now the CT.

I'm a big ### (160kg) and chop and change all the time from Just me  to me + Pillion to Me + Gear offroad.  The Fournales is the only one that easily adjusts to every situation.

I have a few probs with Using Sprung SHocks in the past.  Being a bargearse means a stiff spring, but then when you are on it, the big bumps are absorbed well, but it transmits every little bump through.  The fournales has a vale so that no matter how stiff it is pump up it will still soak up small bumps as well as the big ones. 

Also it cannot bottom out.

The other is price.  The Fournales was 487 pounds,  Quite cheep really.  With Air shick the dampening is always matched to the air pressure so no need to ### around with high & low speed compression & rebound to get it right.

Also the shocks themselves are bullet proof and can take a real hiding offroad and are fully rebuildable.

 



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