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PostSubject: Adaptor sleeves for struts   Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:10 pm

the 450 rebel arrives later this week & Im planning the conversion so I can get into it straight away...
the bike is gonna be hardtailed / lowered with struts, Im planning to use a pair of sportster struts as obviously those are close to hand given that I keep them as a stock item, also apparently the 10" xl struts are about the right height.
the thing is that the holes in the struts are half inch, & i imagine that the rebel shock bolt sizes will be metric.
so what i need is sleeves that will be 1/2" (about 12.5mm?) on the outside & ?mm on the inside (maybe 10mm Im guessing?)
Is there any kind of tubing that would do this, or do I need someone to turn something out for me?
If they need making/turning I can pay, or swap for bits.
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Adaptor sleeves for struts   Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:41 am

Give me a drawing with measurements and I can bang up some on a lathe out of a large steel slug.

Could even just send you a rod with the correct OD and ID and you can cut it down to the lengths you need
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PostSubject: Re: Adaptor sleeves for struts   Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:59 am

sweet. i will know either late this week or early next week, will get in touch. cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Adaptor sleeves for struts   Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:11 pm

One thing that's always kept me from going the way of struts (other than the fact I'd then be riding a hard tail which chicks just don't like),

Wouldn't attaching the struts to the mounting points the suspension would normally go end up putting a huge strain on those points? I know on my bike, the top part of the suspension slots over a nub welded to the side of the frame and the bottom slots through a piece welded onto the swing arm.

I would have thought the nub at the very least would be at risk of cracking and coming apart.
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PostSubject: Re: Adaptor sleeves for struts   Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:20 pm

yeah there would definitely be extra strain there. Good to have regular visual checks of the area. I asked some US rebel fanatics online & they reckon the 450 swingarm & frame is considerably beefier than the 250 one.
anyway, that's why I've called it a bar hopper Wink will be more for looks & local riding than for long distance
it's been delayed by a week cos they missed the weekly truck goin thru, cos they have to get the rear tyre replaced for the new wof. so looks like next week sometime now bounce
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