Clauss Studio Polyurethane Front Shock Mounts
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PX125, DR180,24/24, SIP ROAD, P2 Malossi 210.
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Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:03 am quote
Here's a nice little job to do on a rainy {or windy) day.

I've had the Clauss Studio rear mount on my P2 for ages and for those of you who don't, get one, it makes an amazing difference. I've wanted to do the front for ages and the day came today.

I'm running a SIP front shock and a Bitubo on the rear. It's an easy job but thought I'd do some photos as a reference for anyone brand new to scooters.

The end result? Brilliant! For a while I've been thinking my front shock was on the way out, feeling spongy no matter how I adjusted it. Here's the cure, and for very little money. The same significant improvement as the rear mount made. Confidence inspiring, sure, road holding. I can't recommend 'em highly enough and they'll last forever.

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What you get for your $10 or 5 GBP

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Get that wheel off..

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Detatch the shock at the top, only two nuts on captive bolts. Leave the bottom and just swing the shock down so you can work on it.

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One nut, 17mm I think holds the mounting bracket and rubbers to the top of your shock, take it off and here's what you get. I've had this shock on for a year(ish) but I ride a lot, mostly every day. The rubbers though in tact were soft as shite and felt

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The Clauss Studio rubbers are different to each other, (designed for standard shocks?) so a little shaping's in order to get the bigger of the two to seat nicely in the mount cup - easy done.

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Reassemble the mount with your fancy new rubbers...

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Swing it back up to the bolts on your fork and do it up nice and tight. Have a sip of your tea you've forgotten about and wonder what difference it'll make. Then hit the road and give it the beans...

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Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:55 pm quote
Really? A little piece of rubber can make that much difference?
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PX125, DR180,24/24, SIP ROAD, P2 Malossi 210.
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Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:10 pm quote
Bobo wrote:
Really? A little piece of rubber can make that much difference?
I almost never lie.
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Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:04 am quote
standards
just fitted some clauss jobbies in the t5 lump n what a tw@ .... you have to cut 5mm off one or its not going home n ya get it in realise this n then have to get the fecker back out ....... what a bastard job
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Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:34 am quote
Re: standards
T5bitza69 wrote:
just fitted some clauss jobbies in the t5 lump n what a tw@ .... you have to cut 5mm off one or its not going home n ya get it in realise this n then have to get the fecker back out ....... what a bastard job
Engine mounts? I'm thinking about them too, it'll be interesting to hear what you think of them once the trauma of getting them in is over.
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Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:14 am quote
slowerer
its gonna be a while before theyre tested .... waiting for me new bars i bought from sip to get straightened n it could be a while .... then i have to finish the build
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Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:07 am quote
Re: slowerer
T5bitza69 wrote:
its gonna be a while before theyre tested .... waiting for me new bars i bought from sip to get straightened n it could be a while .... then i have to finish the build
Did you get round to this yet?
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:48 am quote
yep
took it for a cheeky 5mile spin yesterday n the arse feels solid .... if they still made the rear shock top mount thatd make a nice addition ....
i have one somewhere but its mia n im not drilling the frame at this late stage
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:01 am quote
Re: yep
T5bitza69 wrote:
took it for a cheeky 5mile spin yesterday n the arse feels solid .... if they still made the rear shock top mount thatd make a nice addition ....
i have one somewhere but its mia n im not drilling the frame at this late stage
Nice one, how was the vibration?
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:19 pm quote
vodka
like that toy your lass has in her pants drawer ...... but im running in .... ill answer that in time
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Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:52 am quote
Re: vodka
T5bitza69 wrote:
like that toy your lass has in her pants drawer ...... but im running in .... ill answer that in time
Well I hope you enjoy it as much as she does
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Sat May 23, 2020 4:27 am quote
Why can't manufacturers out pictures like this on their website. Now I know what the other mounts in front are for.
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Sat May 23, 2020 2:10 pm quote
I never did the front mounts on my PX, but I did do the engine mounts as well as the rear shock, and what a difference. The scooter ran on rails - the wheels were exactly where I wanted them all the time, and the handling was superb. None of my other scooters has been such a pleasure to ride.
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