The Razorback – Part 23: Mounting the Rear Shock and Creating an Instrument Platform

When first chopping up the Buell street bike that is the platform of the Razorback, we neglected to properly relocate the rear shock unit. The space that it used to occupy is now taken by the flywheel, hybrid drive system, and spare batteries.

Covered in this video

  • We start by offering up the shock unit and finding a good outboard location.
  • After settling on a good location for the shock unit, we modify the swingarm so there’s a good solid mounting point.
  • The next few minutes are spent creating the shock mount and refining the shape.
  • Near the end of the video, we cut the place where the pillion seat usually lives, and flatten it for an instrument platform. This machine is still missing a lot of instruments, so there will need to be a good solid spot for them.

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