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Old 08-23-2008, 07:47 PM
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Harley Davidson shocks

I saw a 28 T bucket today on the road and it appeared to have chrome shocks on the rear from a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Is it possible to use a set of chrome coilovers from a Harley on a car?

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Old 08-23-2008, 08:45 PM
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Harleys are pretty heavy and T's are fairly light. I am sure you could use a set, however, I think Harley parts would be expensive than some comparable rod parts. They are not the best shock valving either. Most Harleys are about the looks and not the function.
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You saw a 28??T bucket?
That's a really rare car!!




A full dress Hardly Ableson weighs anywhere from 600 to 800 pounds. 60% of the weight is on the rear wheel....Or even more. A fully loaded bike with 2 passengers packed for a trip could weigh over 1200 pounds. The motion ratio on most of the swingarm type bikes is a little less than 2:1. so for a bike with 3 or 4 inches of travel, the shock only moves a few inches. Also the spring rate is stiffer than what a 1:1 motion ratio like a car would need.


I'd use some car shocks.


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SO you'll know:

Ford's Model T was built from 1909-1927.

Ford's Model A was built from 1928-1931.

Most T buckets are based on 1923-25 Ford roadster & touring Bodies.
Some are based on 26-27 Roadster & Touring Bodies.
Some are based on 17-22 Roadster & Touring Bodies.

Most have Ford-styled fiberglass bodies.

Some are based on cut up coupe and sedan and makes other than Ford bodies.
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I saw a 28 T bucket today on the road and it appeared to have chrome shocks on the rear from a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Is it possible to use a set of chrome coilovers from a Harley on a car?
the chrome coil overs that we use are very similar in appearance to the ones used on motorcycles but the ones for cars have totally different shock valving and spring rates...

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Can anyone out there add more to the T bucket with harley shocks? What i'm wanting to pursue is the use of 4 big bike shocks to copy the style of jaguar shocks. Naturally i'm wanting to use in the rear of my car. I have a late 50's solid axle rear. Money is a real problem.
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Money is a real problem.
Harley shocks- even if they can be made to work correctly- are not cheap.
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I find a lot of new takeoffs floating around because Lehman Trikes plant is in the next town, but they lost Harley last year. they still do them for private partys. I have sets of new shocks from there, not harley, but for unidentified large bikes. Pretty much free when you find them.
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harley shocks ???? yes they can...

and i have 4 on the back of my bucket... they work just fine. I can't think of which bike they came off of for i don't know the different h/d brands... it was a little bigger then a sportster.
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