Rix wrote: ↑
Jul 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Very nicely done Mike, thats impressive you designed that linkage in a day. I my uncle Norman Kouba is the owner/founder/producer of KoubaLink. Another distant relative of mine owns YamaLink. It amazes me how much design goes into a simple "linkage" modification. Delron bushings are actually really awesome, provided water and dirt can be kept away from them. On your rear linkage, what kind of increase travel to shock ratio did you get? I am guessing since you added about 12.54mm of over all travel increase, its not significant. Worst case scenario is you go to a 500# spring on the shock. So, with the MOnster T up front, got a ride report for us yet?
I have a Kouba Lowering link on my KTM(being a man of short stature).
To be fair, I whipped up a quickie - if I was ramping something up for production, I would spend a fair bit more time setting things up. I use Delrin a fair amount - made a Delrin lowering bushing on my KTM 525 years ago and it held up great, so I am not too worried about the Longevity(plus, I can make another pair quicker than I can remove the link from the bike. The link yields around .2" less travel over a 45 degree rotation - hardly noticeable on the bike, though I added a couple clicks to the compression and 2 turns on the preload in anticipation of a little more leverage. Aside from the initial run on Friday(I installed the forks Friday) when the bike had a fair amount of push(ie: turns like a school bus), I haven't got a lot of time on it - just made it yesterday and installed it last night - and it rained here, so I am in no hurry to slosh it around just yet. That said, I have had Super Monster Forks on the Blade for years - they work well.