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DB1 860



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Location: Sydney

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Db1 rear hugger Reply with quote

Ive seen a few different style huggers on DB1's over the years,

As I'm pulling the swingarm out and replacing the shock, I thought I could also look at fitting a hugger.

Does anyone know are they an accessory or off a different bike like a F1 or a SS Ducati?
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Quadrasuarass



Joined: 23 Aug 2013
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a hugger from an 851 Tricolour that was parted out (16" wheels). I cut it down and freshened it up to suit then had Steve Bridge at F1 Engineering make up an Al mounting bracket that was then painted black.

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Nigel





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DB1 860



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Nigel, it looks very smart, its given me some ideas.

Is that a Wilbers shock that I can see, are you happy with it? as that's what I've ordered for my DB1

Gerald
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Quadrasuarass



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shock is Maxton with high and low speed damping, M1R forks have also been fitted out with Maxton cartridges compete with compression and rebound damping adjustment; they did a great job and even retained the reservoirs on top of the forks. I can't comment on performance of the suspension as the bike is still coming back together; however Maxton have an excellent reputation when it comes to road and track set ups.

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Nigel
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Quadrasuarass



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shock is Maxton with high and low speed damping, M1R forks have also been fitted out with Maxton cartridges compete with compression and rebound damping adjustment; they did a great job and even retained the reservoirs on top of the forks. I can't comment on performance of the suspension as the bike is still coming back together; however Maxton have an excellent reputation when it comes to road and track set ups.

Cheers
Nigel
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brian



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice touch. The hand made bracket is very Bimota Wink
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DB1 860



Joined: 23 Mar 2014
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Location: Sydney

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that you mention it I can see the name Maxton on the spring in photo number 5.

I had my M1R forks serviced just recently and they felt alright,
but I wonder if the new shock is going to show up these forks.
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Quadrasuarass



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The M1Rs are OK if a little under-dampened on rebound which can probably be tuned out by someone who knows how to set them up properly. The rear shock, however left allot to be desired - my one was best destined for the bin.

Cheers Nigel
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