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post #1 of 11 Old 09-17-2010, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Well finally got the new penske 8983 fitted today, after a short ride in peak hour, (so no real test), the biggest difference is that it now rides the bumps instead of bounces over them (after 30000km the rear was pretty shot).

After deciding to keep the old thing I have fitted f4 front end, steibel horn,aprilia shiver mirrors and Chinese pazzo's. Along with the scottoiler and national fairing, it about perfect. Although i still miss the protection of a full fairing at illegal speeds. But i have the track bike for that, and i am coming up to being an old fart.
Next i want to customize the seat with either gel pad or a better foam to make it more comfortable for the long trips and to stop the slide forward factor these seats have.
Think its a keeper now,thanks for listening, and i have no pictures as i am a Luddite and cant work out the procedure.

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cool man, Ive been considering a penske. I have f4 forks as well my favorite mod is my corbin seat though, wouldn't trade it for anything!

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I had to look up Luddite.

that's funny

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hey Dave,
did your Penske bolt right up
or did you have to do any cutting to the frame near the upper mount?



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[QUOTE=omaha_919;413415]hey Dave,
did your Penske bolt right up
or did you have to do any cutting to the frame near the upper mount?
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WTF!!!!!!!!!!!


That's not right! Any after market shock should be a direct bolt on!

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I kinda thought the same thing, which is why I posed the question.


No disrespect to anyone on here who has recently sold one,
I'm just trying to make sure before I do something I'm gonna regret later.

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I kinda thought the same thing, which is why I posed the question.


No disrespect to anyone on here who has recently sold one,
I'm just trying to make sure before I do something I'm gonna regret later.
I'm still wondering about this too. My Penske was a factory order build in late 2007 and it fit perfectly without any frame butchery being needed. (At that time, whatever main shock body Penske was using was the same as they used for a Triumph 1050) But it's clear that some people have had to hack their frames to get whatever Penske body they were getting, to fit up around the upper mount. I have not heard of any frame variations from year to year on the 919, so I suspect the shock. It may be that, depending on the time frame, that Penske used another body design. Or, people have bought new or used Penkses configured for something else, but near enough to make work even if not quite the right thing.

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bolted right in, the only mod is the remote is a larger dia, so i had to trim the mould that the old one sat in, so i could get the side cover back on.
Just got back from the track on the f4, i put a set of rearsets on (short legged i am) what a difference it made. I often drifted wide, now i can lock the legs in so tight that the bars are somewhat superfluous, and the bike drops in and just holds that line.
Guess i was steering to the outside just by hanging on.
I am pumped but fu###ed now

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At first I got a 929 penske shock from ebay , I would have too of fitted it upside down or hacked the frame, so I onsold it and paid for the correct one

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Well finally got the new penske 8983 fitted today, after a short ride in peak hour, (so no real test), the biggest difference is that it now rides the bumps instead of bounces over them (after 30000km the rear was pretty shot).

After deciding to keep the old thing I have fitted f4 front end, steibel horn,aprilia shiver mirrors and Chinese pazzo's. Along with the scottoiler and national fairing, it about perfect. Although i still miss the protection of a full fairing at illegal speeds. But i have the track bike for that, and i am coming up to being an old fart.
Next i want to customize the seat with either gel pad or a better foam to make it more comfortable for the long trips and to stop the slide forward factor these seats have.
Think its a keeper now,thanks for listening, and i have no pictures as i am a Luddite and cant work out the procedure.

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if your a Luddite you are an old fart being 194+ y.o. lol

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