monoshock on gl1000


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ntintruder
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monoshock on gl1000

Post by ntintruder » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:21 pm



Anybody know wether or not there kits or formulas available pertaining to converting a gl1000 to a monoshock? I'm looking for a way to calculate the necessary capacity of the shock, for example.



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Re: monoshock on gl1000

Post by redial » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:31 pm

That's what the engineering department of the manufacturer should be able to do. Why not contact one or more of the manufacturers and ask the question?
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Re: monoshock on gl1000

Post by Shadowjack » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:24 am

I don't imagine there would have ever been a "kit" for this since the first thing you have to do is relocate the fuel tank. If you try to put a standard tank on, then you have to relocate all the wiring. And redesign the air cleaner. Big, big, job, disregarding the engineering to change to a monoshock.

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Re: monoshock on gl1000

Post by Old Fogey » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:57 am

No kits, every one that has been converted has been done a different way. I think any shock manufacturer would treat you as if you were nuts if you were to go to them with questions.
You could always mount the fuel tank on the rear of the bike.
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Re: monoshock on gl1000

Post by ntintruder » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:12 pm

I have a fuel tank from a 750f model that I am going to use in place of the original tank. Of course, I will have to modify the frame to do this but I have to do a lot of cutting and welding anyway, so a little more won't matter. I have seen a GL1000 that was set up like this but couldn't get any information on the needed capacity of the single shock.

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Re: monoshock on gl1000

Post by 82aspen » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:36 pm

Old Fogey wrote:No kits, every one that has been converted has been done a different way.
and there are many out there with plenty of info



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