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    New rear shock

    who deals with Bitubo shocks in Perth.
    Was going to get yss but the they couldn't be bothered
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    Only ever seen Biturbo for sale on eBay or some select places in the UK.

    Have you tried Button for one?
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    Ok who or what is this button?

    I was hoping to deal with someone locally rather than eBay. My choice is limited to a couple of brands due to my bike being old . Bitubo is one of them and seems to have a much better rep than YSS.
    I called rogue motorcycles about the yes as they sell them and they said they would call me back with a price the same day.
    They never did so now I've decided to spend a bit more for a shock that's actually sprung for weight
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    What bike is it....?
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    1982 GPZ550 H1 unitrack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oilburner View Post
    Ok who or what is this button?
    Sorry mate - the phone auto corrected "Nitron" to Button... :/

    Nitron are amazing to deal with. My GSXR has a rear suspension setup that's part 750 and part 1100. Nitron helped me with the valving decisions as well as the spring rate. I see they list the GPZ900 but not the 550. Do you happen to know how close they are from your research? 'Cause I have no idea. If they can change an existing shock to make it suit, they will.

    Maybe speak to Russ at DynoTime in Wangarra. He's a suspension rebuild guy and has good knowledge of old bikes. But if you're buying new, and it's not something that can be bought off-the-shelf or with any value-adding by a local company, then there's not a lot of point going through someone locally just so they can add their markup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Sorry mate - the phone auto corrected "Nitron" to Button... :/
    Do you happen to know how close they are from your research?
    The 1982-83 gpz550 shock uses eyes at both ends while all other 80's GPZ unitracks have a clevis on the bottom of the shock when kawasaki moved the monoshock linkages to the swingarm,
    Lengths are the same or +10mm depending on model
    I guess if the 900 shocks lower clevis can be changed to an eye it could work if the Stroke is the same.

    looking at nitron now

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    ...clevis screws onto the rod???

    1/5 900--1/2 550 maybe? (KZ 550 80-83..? yeh I see the error already soz.mate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    ...clevis screws onto the rod???
    The factory shocks dont but height adjustable shocks like nitron do. Iv sent suspensionsRus an inquiry about the Nitron NTR R2 shock otherwise they have a wilbers for my bike for $813

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