Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby Ming » 14 Jan 2020 07:47

I had a Kanguro rear shock overhauled some years back. https://www.falconshockabsorbers.co.uk
Good job, as I recall.
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby hendre » 17 Jan 2020 15:45

Both my X2 shocks are 410mm centre-centre... it seems somebody crammed a X2 shock in your X1 :twisted:
the BMW (K75/100) original which could fit a X1 is 350mm, I know YSS offers a normal 350mm and lowered 340mm version for the BMW
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby 'It must be a .....' » 17 Jan 2020 16:24

Hi Steve, Hagon shock fitted on a 501 Camel measures 420 mm between mounting bolt centres.

Have fun with the quest.
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby Steve Brown » 22 Jan 2020 12:28

Ming wrote:I had a Kanguro rear shock overhauled some years back. https://www.falconshockabsorbers.co.uk
Good job, as I recall.


Hi Ming, yes I hear they are good. I did speak to them on the phone last year about another Kanguro shock repair but he seemed very uninterested! Said it would be better to buy new :(
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby Steve Brown » 22 Jan 2020 12:30

hendre wrote:Both my X2 shocks are 410mm centre-centre... it seems somebody crammed a X2 shock in your X1 :twisted:
the BMW (K75/100) original which could fit a X1 is 350mm, I know YSS offers a normal 350mm and lowered 340mm version for the BMW


Yes, from that and what Ian says it would seem to be the bike was owned by a very tall person in the past. I think I'll try YSS next.
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby Steve Brown » 22 Jan 2020 12:31

'It must be a .....' wrote:Hi Steve, Hagon shock fitted on a 501 Camel measures 420 mm between mounting bolt centres.

Have fun with the quest.


Thanks Ian, they're all fun in a frustrating kind of way!
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby Steve Brown » 22 Jan 2020 12:34

norbert wrote:I supose some of you know Dieter Hoffmann, one of the Morini Dealers her in Germany (esp. consumble parts). He offers YSS gas-absorbers for 249€ for the Kanguro. To contact him: morinicorse1@aol.com

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Thanks Norbert. I'll mail him now. :)
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Re: Kanguro X1 Rear Monoshock

Postby Steve Brown » 24 Jan 2020 09:28

My next ploy was to swap the shock from my newly acquired X onto the X2. What a difference, the X shock is 400mm (not sure if original though) and has damping. This lowers the seat height by around 50mm and the improvement in ride is very noticeable. I'm not short at 179cm and 33" inside leg, but the X3 shock previously fitted made the bike a bit tall even for me. Another benefit is I don't feel I'm sliding forward down the seat anymore.
Now that I have 2 Kanguro to play with I'm looking forward to trying a YSS shock too. I expect I'll put the X2 up for sale once I have the X ready to use. I like drum brakes, me.
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