Leading Link Designs - Post Pics

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  1. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Well this should create some responses . . . .

    I am in the process of designing a set of Leading Links for a R series frame.
    I have so many pics which I have collected for inspiration.

    Lots of Different solutions to the problems that can arise.
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    I like this design from an offroad DRZ400 from South Australia.

    Things to consider is what type of tube to use.
    Seamless Steam Pipe or Crome Moly?
    Then tube dimensions and wall thickness.
    The leading swingarm can be either straight or bent as above?

    I will keep posting images and if you have any please post and details and thoughts.
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    Pezz wrote:
    Things to consider is what type of tube to use.
    Seamless Steam Pipe or Crome Moly?
    Then tube dimensions and wall thickness.

    Reply:
    Heavy wall moly


    Pezz wrote:
    The leading swingarm can be either straight or bent as above?

    Reply:
    Bent swingarm allows use of a longer shock while maintaining the relationship between axle height and swingarm pivot point to be what you want.

    Other things to consider:
    Do you want floating calipers or not?
    How much trail do you desire?
    Do you want the trail to be adjustable?
    What to use for pivot bearings?
    Which method to mount shocks on fork tubes?
    At what point on swingarm to provide pivot?
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    What is that top bike up there, please?
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    OT, but how do thises sub-titled sobriquets appear under our names?
    I never thought of myself as the adventerous type. Gnarly perhaps ~

    And Mr Pez can't ride?

    Just curious
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  14. Pezz_gs

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    Ernie

    Its from a DRZ400 outfit in South Australia
    View attachment 150716
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    Also to be considered is how much travel is required, and can that be adjustable. We have some great roads in the outback and I want to travel them as well. This will dictate what shocks to use and where to locate the bottom mount
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    Pezz, good thread, I'll post some pics tonight, I've got a few in the collection :lol3
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    Wow! Stunning pictures... They are artwork in their right! :evil
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    Here's a better view of my frontend as it was a couple of years ago. Since then I've pushed the axle forward 2.5cm, and removed the extra fender mount that pivots at the swingarm pivot point. Now the fender is completely supported by a bracket off the back loop on the swingarm. Notice the two mounting positions for the swingarm pivot. For racing the pivot can be moved to the rear position for better handling in deep sand conditions.
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  20. Pezz_gs

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    Yes! look at the ducktail on the bike '400'
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