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Old 04-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #3706
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It is the axle to run the GS wheel with YZ forks, hopefully the post means that HOH has secured a manufacturer tor them and the caliper mount after taking over from JDRadman/Hawk Engineering but there were no words to go with the post
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #3707
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is that bolt's use? Is it the swingarm bolt or front axle bolt?
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #3708
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It is the axle to run the GS wheel with YZ forks, hopefully the post means that HOH has secured a manufacturer tor them and the caliper mount after taking over from JDRadman/Hawk Engineering but there were no words to go with the post
Wayne, do you know what metal they are using for the axle and do you have a dimensional drawing for the caliper mount? I may be able to assist.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #3709
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anyone else ? these are links to raise the rear of the bike about 1 inch. when you finish the front forks install, then there is the rear to consider.
Noob here on the YZ swap. Does this need to be done if I swap out my front forks? Why and if not what are the consequences?
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #3710
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HOH will have the full conversions available shortly. This axle is to replace my damaged one.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:16 AM   #3711
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Noob here on the YZ swap. Does this need to be done if I swap out my front forks? Why and if not what are the consequences?
I'm no expert, but I think the YZ forks are longer than OEM so youll get about 1" rise on the front.
To compensate you can either lower the forks in the triples 1" or raise the rear 1".
If you lower the front the undercariage might ground out since the YS forks have more travel If you raise the rear you'll need longer side- and centrestands.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:12 PM   #3712
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Noob here on the YZ swap. Does this need to be done if I swap out my front forks? Why and if not what are the consequences?
ultimatly it means that the front of the bike will be raised higher than the back. yz forks are 2 inches longer than original bmw's. tuners advise lowering them 1 inch but no more. you'll still be 1 inch higher after that, so pushing the forks up through the clamps 1 more inch gets your bike level. or the 2nd option is raised links, that lift the rear 1 inch, then push the forks through 1 .
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:10 AM   #3713
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ultimatly it means that the front of the bike will be raised higher than the back. yz forks are 2 inches longer than original bmw's. tuners advise lowering them 1 inch but no more. you'll still be 1 inch higher after that, so pushing the forks up through the clamps 1 more inch gets your bike level. or the 2nd option is raised links, that lift the rear 1 inch, then push the forks through 1 .
Nteresting. Didn't realize I need to put the forks 1" up through the triples. Thought I read somewhere that the YZ setup took up part of that length by the upper triple sitting higher vs BMW. Mine sure seems to.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:51 AM   #3714
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The YZ upper yoke rides higher than the GS and it varies in height dependant on whether the 250 or 425 yoke is used. The higher yoke mounting soaks up 1/2: to 3/4" of the length of the YZ forks, plus with the lower spring rate of the cartridge system you will find greater static sag is used.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:33 AM   #3715
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Instead of shorter (?) links to raise the rear, can't you just have a longer shock made ?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:07 AM   #3716
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Instead of shorter (?) links to raise the rear, can't you just have a longer shock made ?
Going to an 18" rear wheel gives you at minimum a half-inch more height at the rear, usually a little more depending on the profile of the tire used.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:44 AM   #3717
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Instead of shorter (?) links to raise the rear, can't you just have a longer shock made ?
Yes, I have + 10mm (over dakar) on my shock which gives about + 30mm height and travel.

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Going to an 18" rear wheel gives you at minimum a half-inch more height at the rear, usually a little more depending on the profile of the tire used.
The difference on mine was less than 1/2 an inch, a lot of the dirt biased 18 inch tyres have a lower profile than the equivalent 17 inch rears.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #3718
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What is the cost of the HoH axle kit?
Including the caliper bracket?

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #3719
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i experimented with a longer shock, but didnt like the look of the linkage block position, it seemed to be lower. a good way to brake the clevis at the bottom of your brand new shock when a rock comes along.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #3720
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Have emailed HOH to ask for some details and when the kit will be available so I can update the info and links I have online. Will post the response here
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