Re: Alternatives to moped shocks

Jesse Simonsen /
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> DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) Wrote:

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> I put downhill mountain bike shocks on my Vespa. They had them in 240mm

> at some point. and required light modification to fit right.

>

> I bought like 6 sets of springs until i finally settled on these at

> 68lb/in. It rides really nice and takes a beating.

>

> I think these are way too short for you though.

I've thought about mountain bike shocks.low and high speed compression, rebound, and preload adjustment would be pretty nice. A lot of the roads here are as bumpy as mountain trails.They would require new shock mounts welded on the frame and a bit of tuning to dial them in.

Maybe I'll try some of the Doppler scooter shocks, which are similar to Fournales oleo-pneumatic shocks. They are adjusted with air pressure and seem to work well with mopeds.

https://www.maxiscoot.com/doppler-rear-shock-absorber-evolution-mbk-stunt-yamaha-slider-black-cgn475214-3.html

They have a clevis mount on the bottom which should only require a spacer to fill in the excess space in the mount and sit flush against the top of the swingarm

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