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I have sent my home made coil over shocks (designed by an engineer) to be tested after the great garage disaster. They have come back with a clean bill of health after being tested on a jig and examined for any stress or cracks. I decided to have a couple of replicas made by the suspension manufacturers (IKON) in case I wanted to convert my C Shadow to a B Shadow just for fun. I have now been asked by two people for one. This is a call out for any expression of interest for a coil over shock for a Series B (Single or twin) that is a straight fit with no modifications required. I have used this unit for over twenty years and have had not had a single problem. The spring rate is 130lb which may sound light but in combination with the damper is just perfect. IF you want, you can change the damper oil or even change the spring rate, but with the adjustable pre-load on the spring you probably won't need to. What I am trying to find is a number of units to have made as a job lot to minimise cost per unit. At the moment I have no costing but hopefully that will come in a couple of days. You are not committing to buy but just expressing an interest. I am prepared to take the manufacturing costs on board and then pass on as people want one. I strongly suggest you know the condition of your forks before going down this road. I have three sets of Brampton forks and have had them properly checked out for their integrity. In my opinion they give the ultimate ride comfort on a Vincent short of Series D springs and modified head stem on a C. I use a 21" front wheel and Avon tyres.