Raised the rear suspension (again) on the Wasp Super Tenere.

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Wasp, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Wow - It wasn't until I got the bike in the shed and up on the lift that I realized how long it's been since I had a ride.
    The spiders have moved in and threaten to pay it more attention than I have lately.
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    Anyway, the reason it's on the slab in the first place is to install new rear suspension raising link's.

    Since installing The magnificent Woodies Wheel Works 18" rear and 21" front wheel set I had to remove my original suspension raising kit as it was a little too high for the centre stand. I went back to the standard rear links but have really missed the sharper steering and other associated benefits of a taller rear end. I had to have some stainless bits laser cut recently so I took the opportunity of including a couple of mid range raising links in on the cut batch.
    As I recall they are only about 6 or 8mm shorter than standard but this gives a rear lift of around 16 to 19mm... Just what the doctor ordered to get everything sitting right on the big wheels.

    Step - 1
    Remove original links from dirty, cobweb encrusted bike.
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    Step - 2
    Remoova da linksa. Shows comparatively minor difference between the lengths - Doesn't take much at around a 3 to 1 ratio.
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    Step - 3
    Whip out the bearing inners and re-grease.
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    Step - 4
    Fit the new links and tighten her all up.
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    Before:
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    After:
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    It may mean I have to put my seat back down to the low setting to be able to reach the ground again, but that's cool... Makes for better wind management that way.

    Now, just got to do a bit of work on the front suspension and it will be good to go for another couple of seasons.

    Cheerz guys and girls - Stay safe.

    Greg.
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  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Do you and Jaumev have some sort of competion going on?:lol3
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  3. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Looks good, now quit neglecting your bike! :D
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  4. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    This is an unfair competition… I only can loose…. :cry
    Greg is a truly professional and I am only an “amateur”. His post is my inspiration to buy this bike, is THE S10 bible.
    But while his bike is with all this spider webs I attempt to entertain you. :wink:
    Welcome back Wasp! :clap
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