Originally Posted by Byrdman
I am concerned about your shock angle. The way it looks now, swingarm movement won't actuate the shock very much and therefore you won't have very good damping. What is the ratio between wheel travel and shock travel? Is there any way you can connect the lower end of the shock to the swingarm in a more rearward location?
Your thoughts echo James Siddalls at Superplush, so maybe I should listen?
I am basically trying to keep the airbox factory which is why I went only as far as I did. I don't have the 950 shock in hand yet so I can actually do any measurements. Going to a friends house tonight to measure his 950.
I plan on taking off the spring and doing the calcs you suggested with a tack mount so that I can have James help get the ratios right.
If it means scrapping the airbox, so be it. That's a lot easier to make than fabbing up a swingarm attachement point.