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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by rantingsmith, Mar 18, 2017.
Out of sight , out of mind is good as long as it's not squeaking.
Mine's great apart from the fact that the progressive shock's plastic cap rubs against the inside of the fender and binds a little bit.
Reminder to anybody looking for an easy upgrade: Ratbag Vstrom shock with remote preload adjuster still available for come git it or ship it. Comes with free bonus road cheese.
If you do a g**gle image search of the term "suspension Gregoire", you will find some very strange motorcycle and car suspension designs... he did a sidecar one too, but I cannot find a picture of it. I saw one once years ago, and it was inexplicable, like many Gregoire designs. I stared at it for a while, made a sketch that looked like an Escher drawing, and gave up.
Maybe one of our Continental inmates can find a picture of his system and explain it?
Yours doesn't squeak? What's your secret?
here's my very highly sophisticated, highly adjustable, high end engineering marvel on my current car.
I think this is similar to what I'll end up building onto the Watsonian maybe with the adjustment option à la Claude and a lard drip bucket..
if you want, I can custom-dent the cap on the hub like mine.
A bit like this you mean:
that's pretty close!
My defacto answer to the question "How'd that dent happen?" is "That's custom."
OK, this is a new style [not much different from the old style] EML suspension on a GT2.
The new version uses a bigger wheel and now allows you to bleed the brake. The old version cut off the top of the bleed nipple so you took off the wheel, inserted a whole bleed nipple, bled the brake, carefully removed the whole bleed nipple and carefully inserted the cut off version. It usually worked but was not the best work flow.
The new version uses a slightly shorter swing arm and no longer calls for the "weird" washer with the drilled tab. Despite much conjecture about what the washer did, it was just a place to hang a spring that kept the brake line out of the way. Also, while we had all this in pieces we checked and NONE of this stuff hides any eccentrics that might influence toe-in.
This sidecar is now surplus as I have replaced it with a Tremola 2. Any interest?
Here is the older EML suspension.
The single suspension was a lot different from the doubles. This is a picture of what was on the GT2 when I got it. I believe that it was a mid to late 80's version. It had the old style twin hinge hatch.
Completely homebuilt ...
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Current setup is stock. I am trying to figure out a shock setup
Ok here's one of mine. Built by Bill McSheehy.
Which is better, trailing or leading arm?