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Old 01-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #1081
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Anybody, something on rear suspension ?
What would you like to know?I'm trying to understand the question.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:55 AM   #1082
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What would you like to know?I'm trying to understand the question.
Look at the post above that one..
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #1083
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move the shock mounts towards the front of the bike by a couple of inchs, make sure the chain doesn't saw through the swingarm. cheap (cost of a cutting disc and two arc rods) but some point in the future you'll have to get stiffer shocks off some thing heavier (goldwing?)



like a late twin shock motocrosser
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #1084
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I was thinking about the rear suspension of MZ ES 250. They have a 110mm stroke, much more than CB400 FVQ's have.
And I can find them pretty cheap here, 10 to 25 Euros. BUT, 2 of them combined take upto 350 kilos of weight (it's a close call compared to my Honda).

And about moving shock mounts, http://kestrelservicesllc.com/Alpina...ject%20Log.htm
down to page, says :
"A consensus evolved that twin shock design was close to ideal when the distance from swingarm pivot centerline to upper shock mount matched the distance from swingarm pivot centerline to lower shock mount. The eye to eye length of the shock absorbers should be somewhere in the same neighborhood, essentially creating an equilateral triangle."

I must investigate that on my bike, but I think that triangle is allready there.
So, probably no welding. Already, I want a screw-on-screw and no-welding-on-frame conversion.

Goldwing and alike shocks are no go, rare and expensive here and not enough stroke.

Maybe two new pieces of mono's from cheap chinese scooters ?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:47 AM   #1085
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well you seem to have figured out what your doing.
have a pic
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #1086
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That is a nice looking Triumph!
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #1087
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That is a nice looking Triumph!
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #1088
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have a pic
I like it!
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:56 AM   #1089
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:18 AM   #1090
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That is a nice looking one indeed, I just wonder how the oversized oil cooler, that blocks air flow to the entire block effects the temperature ...
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #1091
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That is a nice looking one indeed, I just wonder how the oversized oil cooler, that blocks air flow to the entire block effects the temperature ...
I suspect not too much negative effect.

Always remember air cooled engines are largely "oil cooled" plenty of air cooled bikes running around with large fairings, two up, with luggage. Think touring on a R100RT, there are louvers, but you're hardly letting the cylinders stick out in to clean unobstructed air.

And you can more or less idle in traffic on hot days and still be OK.

So if your oil cooler is unobstructed, I think you're doing alright.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #1092
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The proximity of the pipe to the fuel tank disturbs me, a lot.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #1093
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #1094
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The proximity of the pipe to the fuel tank disturbs me, a lot.
Those two stroke pipes won't get that hot,, they came directly from Honda like that, thousands sold ,none explode.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:53 AM   #1095
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The proximity of the pipe to the fuel tank disturbs me, a lot.
It's 2T, not much of heat there.
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