Well so much for the Bitubo shock...it doesn't seem to work properly with the M900 aluminium swing arm! It does fit, but only with the swing arm at its highest position. In other words it won’t allow for any ride height adjustment beyond the hoop’s lowest setting. At 6ft 4” then, it's pretty much useless.
So…this project is now well and truly earning its keep as a ‘project’ bike. End of June and we’re still not on the road.
I’ve had to go ahead and order up a different shock. Although frustrating, it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. I’ve ordered the Penske 8981. Although the Bitubo was a nice piece of kit, the Penske is regarded by many as being the best aftermarket shock for SS and Monster models. What’s more, LE Race Suspension are going to fit an Elbach spring…which are red :)