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    KZ1000 monoshock conversion

    Hmm...definitely a "different" approach to fabricating a shock mount.

    Saw this over on Garage Journal: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...postcount=2325

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    that is interesting, esp the part where one of the braces goes right into the backbone leading to the neck.
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    Swingarm is long as [email protected]#$% and that lower linkage would be too light duty for a 160 pound trials bike but what do I know :|

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    He's got a proper linkage set up too.
    If he has the math skills to manually calculate the ratios or inputs it into a suspension program like Tony Foales', it looks like it might be a well done conversion.
    If he just eyeballed it, another fail. I mean changes of linkage length of a cm and less changes the ratio curve significantly.

    I would have triangulated the plate to the side rails, personally. Shorter, stiffer, better structure, imo.
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    Those linkages if everything lines up properly work only on tension and compression.

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    The bolt for my swingarm goes right through the motor, that's what makes my motor a stressed member,
    this one the frame is 100% the stressed member.

    Otherwise how is the suspension design not just a copy of the pro-link suspension with the bolt points moved way far back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    Swingarm is long as [email protected]#$% and that lower linkage would be too light duty for a 160 pound trials bike but what do I know :|
    That swingarm has been extended a bunch. Not sure why you’d want to extend it that much unless you’re climbing hills.

    This is an interesting shock mount.

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    Two of these is a way better option to a chunk of aluminum with extra holes drilled in it, given that it is going to wear out, I'd buy 4 right off the start lol

    available at your local farm supply.

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    Older Ducati Monster uses a couple of those joints on the rear shock fork. I made a knockoff of that fork and added heim joints to both ends. Makes for accurate adjustment.
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    these are the side deflectiom plates on the bmw k1300s.

    the plates are similar on my gixxer.
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