My motohack always needs something

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    No matter what change you decide to make you need to be willing to scrap and start over, at least that's what I tell myself.:baldy
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  2. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    It doesn't matter what I make, I always end up with "extra" pieces left over. It's all a part of building.
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  3. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    That's what we call "A work in progress".
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  4. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    I thought I’d see the real world effect of raising my lower shock mount. Just as I thought, it increased the steering effort. Not a lot but noticeable. It did give me a bit more ground clearance but I don’t like the trade off. I’m going back.
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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    :hmmmmm Hmmm your as bad as I am ! If I had your talents and equipment I'd never be satisfied with anything :-) Its going to be a long winter Octane !
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  6. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Just just got back from a test ride. I’m declaring the swing arm and shock mounts to be now done. Ready for powder coating.

    onto the next thing....
  7. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Just a placeholder for things to come.
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  8. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    leading link braking.jpg JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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  9. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    When the notes say upper length compared to the lower link; are they comparing the brake stay to the leading link? I’m confused when they compare upper link to the lower link. What exactly are they comparing?

    by the way the k1600 wheel carrier mod is from Ad Donkers via MikePa. I’m
    Not smart enough to have figured that out.
  10. steam powered

    steam powered just a regular punk

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  11. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    The post numbers don’t show on my iPhone but if I have the correct post, the pic is with the wheel almost jacked off the ground. The brake stay is actually pretty horizontal when the wheel is on the ground. And even better now that I’ve bought longer stay bolts ( but no pics).
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  12. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    Just think of the brake rotor spinning with the wheel when underway. Then think of the brake caliper stopping the rotor ( extreme thought but the idea is the same) .....
  13. steam powered

    steam powered just a regular punk

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    Guessing that once your weight is on the seat the stay is close level and brake dive isn't a problem.
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  14. Strong Bad

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    Thinking about dive or rise of the front end under braking here is article about my buddy Preston Petty's patented "No Dive" system. If you can get the Factory Team riders like Broc Glover at Yamaha, Roger Decoster at Suzuki, Carl Cranke at KTM, and Brad Lackey at Honda to use it. Of course you have to remember that these were all pre-disc brakes bikes. https://motocrossactionmag.com/mxas...astic-part-from-the-man-who-invented-plastic/


    The 100 and 125cc Sachs bikes that all came with LL forks, were known for rising when using the front brake.
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  15. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    One of the main advantages to what we call 'floating calipers' if to be able to control anti dive to a realistic level. Fixed calipers will create a lot of anti dive which compromises the rubber to the road traction under many circumstances. There is only so much traction available at the contact patch of the tire where the rubber meets to road....fixed calipers can create a front wheel lockup especially on loose or wet surfaces. Once that happens one is at the mercy of the situation . Floating calipers when setup well help prevent this.
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  16. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Gyro Gearloose. Going to have to remember that one.
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  17. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Swing arm all powder coated and mounted.

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    I also made a rack for added gas. This will be the home of a fuel cell but for now I’ll stay old school and use cans. The white one is for woody’s water, we’re headed to the desert next month.

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    The tub is away at the painter. It’s going to get all shinny and cool.
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  18. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Lemme guess. You bought Dave's yellow and black Adventure saddle and are painting the tub to match.

    Got it in one. :rofl
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  19. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    No such luck shipping to SD would have been too cheap :fpalm people only buy my shit from the other end of the world :fpalm
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  20. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    But
    He’s caused enough trouble around here. :-) Although I could use a new seat.
    Blackie’s old tank was getting stripped of it’s decals this morning when I dropped of the tub.
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