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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tex is jus this side of heaven
$20 and a half day work... or $120 and drink a :beer:
holygrale, these are home made links that reposition yor rear shock further back and up so that the rear swing A-arm lowers the rear end.
These (2) links are made of 1/4" steel plate at least 1.5" wide by 3" long. In each link, drill (2) 1/2" holes at 1.5" centers down the centerline of the link.
Put yor bike on a lift and remove the shock rear bolt and nut. You will need (2) longer metric size bolts and nuts to go thru the new links and the existing A-arm mount point.
I had used some heavy duty large spacers to Offset the links to clear the width of the shock.
Now put a longer metric bolt thru the upper holes on the links thru the shock bolt holes and use some spacers to keep the shock from being squeazed. It needs to be able to rotate on this bolt axis.
ok, because the shock now rides a bit higher in the frame, you will need to cut a rib off the bottom of your seat pan so that it sits down and doesnt ride on the shock spring.
having had done all this and adjusted the shock, I found it to be Too Ruff ride for my likes.. so, recently, last week, I bought the Barons Lowering Kit for a Buck Twenty and swapped it out. Much More Better. ever thing moves like 'spose to. will write a report when I get some road time on it. poncho
ps. had the seat rebuilt as well.
Last edited by Poncho Villa; 07-05-2012 at 11:46 AM.