Originally Posted by FiscusFish
My concern about getting a second hand shock and cannabilising it for the bushes is chances are an 888 one will be a minimum of 12 years old. I've got 2 and both are worn the same way to a greater or lesser extent. Unless the one you buy is NOS or has been refurbished it'll more than likely be on the way out too....
I reckon you'd be way better taking it to an engineering shop or a suspension specialist and getting them to sort it properly. It surely couldn't be that expensive/difficult a job...?
Agree 100%, however New Zealand doesn't have suspension specialists or manufacturers like the UK does, and the dealers don't know squat about T8's as there are so few here. I believe only something like 5 were ever officially imported.
I have someone who can do the work, it's sourcing the right spec lower bearing that is proving difficult.
I have the word out for a M900 unit, but there aren't a huge amount of monsters in NZ either. By far the vast majority of Duke's you see around are SS's, followed by 9xx & 70's desmo models. I'd be happy if I could find a monster unit.