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Old 04-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #6781
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Chain vs wheelbase

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Wrong! If you want to keep the wheel base in within stock setup? Sounds like to me you are trying to save cash and have the ability to stretch the chain as far as you possibility can which can result in a bad mishap when it breaks. If the chain is adjusted within its design it will last just as long as what you are trying to achieve. A shortened wheelbase speeds up the bikes side to side transition because you move the wheels closer together but it can cause a tank slapper in the extreme situation. Last, for every tooth you add you should add a link to again keep the stock wheelbase.

Good Luck!

Actually two teeth equals on link (only half of the chainwheel is in contact with the chain). And since you will need to
add a double-link, it will take four teeth to get the stock wheelbase....

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #6782
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A shortened wheelbase speeds up the bikes side to side transition because you move the wheels closer together but it can cause a tank slapper in the extreme situation. Last, for every tooth you add you should add a link to again keep the stock wheelbase.
Yes, shortening the wheelbase will make the bike handle very slightly quicker, but certainly not enough to cause a tank slapper. You're only talking about a total length difference of ~ 1 inch on the total wheelbase of > 60 inches.

What does cause steering stability issues that can result in tank slappers is the steepening of steering angles, reducing trail and rake. That's what happens if you raise the fork legs up in the triple trees (lowering the bike front) or raising the rear end. This results in quicker steering, but at the cost of worsened stability, i.e. more prone to oscillation.

The bigger effect that moving the wheel forward on the swingarm would have would be in the rear suspension action. Varying the length of the swingarm will have a more pronounced effect on the effective spring rate and damping effects of the rear shock than anything to do with steering.

Still, with the limited amount you can move the axle forward vs. the stock position, it's really not worth worrying about maintaining the exact stock wheelbase IMO.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #6783
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Yes, shortening the wheelbase will make the bike handle very slightly quicker, but certainly not enough to cause a tank slapper.
Keywords...EXTREME SITUATION. Re read my post for these words.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #6784
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Actually two teeth equals on link (only half of the chainwheel is in contact with the chain). And since you will need to
add a double-link, it will take four teeth to get the stock wheelbase....

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That makes alot of sense. NOT!
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #6785
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Too much talk. Not enough pictures.



Key was left to the "on" position, and thus the battery was flat when I wanted to leave.
Battery box had gone flat too, so I decided that my bike was the next best thing to try.
Fired up the first try with the Strom

Ironic that I purchased this truck last week to rescue bikes and it turns out my bike ended up rescuing it first
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:12 AM   #6786
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For a second I thought you were jumping the bike, glad you didn't make that mistake!
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #6787
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:29 PM   #6788
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Too much talk. Not enough pictures.



Key was left to the "on" position, and thus the battery was flat when I wanted to leave.
Battery box had gone flat too, so I decided that my bike was the next best thing to try.
Fired up the first try with the Strom

Ironic that I purchased this truck last week to rescue bikes and it turns out my bike ended up rescuing it first

FlyingPig

Whose turn signals are those? They look nice and short, and seem to fit within the SW-Moto racks.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:07 PM   #6790
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Sweet lookin ride Don T., nicely farkled.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #6791
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Whose turn signals are those? They look nice and short, and seem to fit within the SW-Moto racks.
Short-stalk turn signals from Cycle Gear. Seems to be clones as Lockhart Phillips has a very similar-looking signal.
Link: http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...nal/web1006879
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:53 PM   #6792
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For a second I thought you were jumping the bike, glad you didn't make that mistake!
You can do that, just dont do it with the engine in the auto running.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:55 AM   #6793
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:49 AM   #6794
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Question Nice treads!



What tread you got on that back wheel??

Looks very versatile!

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:41 AM   #6795
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What tread you got on that back wheel??

Looks very versatile!

Ta

Already answered a few posts back here
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