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Author Topic: Extending R6 rear shock for XV 750 virago  (Read 201 times)

Offline JoeGreenz

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Extending R6 rear shock for XV 750 virago
« on: Aug 26, 2017, 22:05:58 »
I'm building an XV750 and have an R6 shock to fit.
It is too short.
Is there a product to extend or a good link to how to fabricate an extension?
Thanks for any help.

Offline Kolby198

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Re: Extending R6 rear shock for XV 750 virago
« Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2017, 10:31:13 »
Hey that was my first bike. I don't know how you would do it but I wish you the best of luck. Doc Chop (Greg hagerman) built a sweet virago cafe and I'm prettt sure he swapped the monoshock. You could try seeing what he used.


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Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: Extending R6 rear shock for XV 750 virago
« Reply #2 on: Aug 27, 2017, 12:46:59 »
http://www.projection-components.co.uk/r6-shock-adapter-fits-all-06-on-r6-shocks-17-p.asp search around, these are fairly common for using the r6 shocks on bikes like the FZR.
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Offline der_nanno

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Re: Extending R6 rear shock for XV 750 virago
« Reply #3 on: Aug 28, 2017, 02:14:06 »
Or simply sell that R6 shock to someone else and get an XT600 rear shock. Perfect length, just the lower bushing needs either replacing with the XV750 bushing or just a little bit extra as it's only 2mm larger than the XV one.

If you want to raise the rear get a pre-89 rear shock, if you want stock height get a later one. Spring rate is perfect for one person and acceptable for two-up-riding. (And yes, I speak from personal experience...)
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