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Old 01-31-2006, 12:23 AM
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Has anyone ever built a set of friction shocks? I know that they are not expensive, but i would like to build my own, seen pics in speedway and total perf. but anyone ever did it or has any ideas?

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I have built some in the past. There is no set way to build them. They are basically a friction pad (sometimes just leather) between two pieces of flat plate (shaped as needed) with a stud/bolt holding the plates against eack other with a spring. The tightening or loosening of the spring effects the amount of dampening. In the past I have made them using motorcycle parts for the friction devices, the steering stem of older bikes had a similar friction device that was used for the steering damper.
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