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post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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will this work on a 919?

I'm tired, but stumbled across this. Any insight (besides a bidding war if it would work) is appreciated.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=170991384704

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-21-2013, 10:11 PM
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Won't work. It's designed for a linked rear suspension, and will be set up completely wrong for the 919.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-22-2013, 06:33 AM
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Won't work. It's designed for a linked rear suspension, and will be set up completely wrong for the 919.
Correct.
Not even mountable, noting the lower twin bayonet mount as compared to a 919's eye mount.
IF the extended length was correct AND a proper lower mount could be swapped on AND the upper eye and head shape is 919 compatible, then a serious recalibrate and rebuild could be done at significant expense.
This is the wrong used Penske to be looking at for your 919.

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Thought so. I was tired and knew it needed linkage but thought the price was too good not to ask.

Oh, and thanks for chiming in everyone

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-22-2013, 08:39 AM
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Actually, it could be made to work but you would have to call penske, get all the parts to mount it up, and then have it rebuilt with valving and spring rates specific to the 919 and your weight. It might even actually cost a little less than just buying a brand new Penske outright but I am doubtful overall. You can check at Traxxion Dynamics at 770-592-3823 and phone in and ask the questions and they could give you an estimate. Likewise, if you decide to go with a new Penske contact J.D. Hord at Hordpower.com or (419)563-0348. JD is an awesome guy. He specializes in V twins but he is a racer and has a relationship with Penske that will provide you service from fit to finish and he'll make sure that the setup is right not only for your bike but for your specific needs. He will offer you some options based on budgetary limits, but you have to realize up front that a good brand name shock is going to be an investment, not necessarily in money, but in refining the way your bike handles.

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