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Old 11-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by Roadracer_Al View Post

Second is the relationship between the axle and pivot. If the axle is below the pivot, it will have anti-dive tendencies, making it feel stiffer. If the axle is above the pivot, it will have pro-dive tendencies, making it feel plusher at the cost of more-easily bottoming. Many LLF had multiple pivot locations to change the behavior. The more above or below the pivot, the more pronounced the behavior.
Good post, thankyou.

I'd just like to add one thought regarding having the LL swingarm pivot above or below the axle height.
If the pivot is heigher than the axle, during suspension compression the tyre will have to move forward through it's arc until the axle reaches the same height as the pivot.
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