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Old 12-13-2009, 12:46 AM   #76
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The internal dimensions of the shock determine travel "most" of the time. I do not see how changing a link {with-in reason} can change travel. Change the effective spring rate? Yes,,, travel no. JMO though.
If effective spring rate changes, then travel changes too, since the two are related via the linkage geometry by the rule of lever. Softer effective spring means more travel and vice versa. Imagine that you add 50% length in your swingarm, keeping the same linkage geometry. The shock remains the same, but the wheel travel will increase by 50% while the effective spring rate will decrease by the same amount.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:54 AM   #77
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If effective spring rate changes, then travel changes too, since the two are related via the linkage geometry by the rule of lever. Softer effective spring means more travel and vice versa. Imagine that you add 50% length in your swingarm, keeping the same linkage geometry. The shock remains the same, but the wheel travel will increase by 50% while the effective spring rate will decrease by the same amount.
Maybe you are right, like I said it's my opinion. But,,, if changing the length of the link changes travel I would think it will be insignificant unlike changing the swingarm 50%. No sense in arguing over insignificant amonts of travel so figure out how much a given change in link length will effect travel and I will find out if it's true as I might be adding raisining links to my bike.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:59 AM   #78
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Maybe you are right, like I said it's my opinion. But,,, if changing the length of the link changes travel I would think it will be insignificant unlike changing the swingarm 50%. No sense in arguing over insignificant amonts of travel so figure out how much a given change in link length will effect travel and I will find out if it's true as I might be adding raisining links to my bike.
I dont disagree! I'm only stating the purist's standpoint according to which, if you can feel a change in spring rate, then there will be a change in suspension travel too.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:21 PM   #79
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Thumb nice v-strom

what kind of tires are you on?
also if you have a brand for the side bags.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:14 AM   #80
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...and the 2 thou's at either end




is that at front end kit you put on there or fab it all up yourself? looks great!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:23 PM   #81
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is that at front end kit you put on there or fab it all up yourself? looks great!

Some bought components, majority home fabbed.

Just search for "Thinstrom" here in the forum for more (or google).

Here's the latest 650














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Old 08-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #82
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Dang,,,,, a Strom that ain't ugly! I'm sure you have been repeatedly told so but you do some hellaciously good work feller.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:21 PM   #83
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #84
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It's a big ass Pig of a Bike...Guess what it benefits from the MOST (besides knobbies) if you take into the non-paved road enviroment?



Don't leave home without it.
sorry i`m new with my Dl650 what is this picture showing ?
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #85
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sorry i`m new with my Dl650 what is this picture showing ?
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