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Old 06-02-2006, 09:28 AM   #91
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or if you are lazy or in a hurry just CHOP THE BLEEDIN' BLOCK O' TEXT UP into reasonably distinct trains of thought; anything, please. If it's bigger than my head I won't shove it into my mouth...
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:38 AM   #92
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:46 AM   #93
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If it's big, I'll shove it into my mouth...
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:05 AM   #94
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I need to be more careful with my posts...
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:10 AM   #95
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I was surprised someone didnt jump on that before me
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:40 AM   #96
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I was surprised someone didnt jump on that before me
Perhaps nobody is as desperate?

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:53 PM   #97
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Hey! that's my shtick. I'm callin' my union steward.
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:44 PM   #98
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Hey! that's my shtick. I'm callin' my union steward.
Sorry, it was the redundancy that was killing me! Then you don't bother to show up and TCOB, so I adequately filled in; it's listed asan acceptable substitution under Rule TCOB #3506 in your CURRENT Union manual.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:28 AM   #99
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I bent mine too much. Now I have a 14" wheel.


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Bend the swing arm and fit a 16" rear wheel.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:57 PM   #100
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An inch just doesn't get it. I am 5'10 and travel with a hundred pounds of gear. I hate it when the damn machine falls on me. I gotta get both feet on the ground.
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yep me too, bought a set of Kouba links and going to raise tubes a few mills, should be good to go.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:21 AM   #101
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Guys,
Been working with Z dog and Luke on "the right way" to drop the seat height 3-4 inches.
Most of what's been tried so far did work but not perfectly.
The linkage system uses the pivot's design to ramp up bottoming resistance at the end of the shock stroke.

Using lowering links mostly defeats this ramping action because the pivot doesn't move enough before the rear wheel hits the fender. I have to make a couple more measurements to confirm but that's the current thinking about the 2" link.

The next incarnation will limit the shock travel internally so the pivot can function fully and I need a set of stock linkage arms to test the new system.

Anyone got a set for sale.
I got Paypal ready to ride.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:40 AM   #102
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:34 AM   #103
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:33 AM   #104
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...Most of what's been tried so far did work but not perfectly. The linkage system uses the pivot's design to ramp up bottoming resistance at the end of the shock stroke. Using lowering links mostly defeats this ramping action because the pivot doesn't move enough before the rear wheel hits the fender.
Guess I'm not as dumb as I look after all. You really should have updated that thread with all of this. Guess I'll merge the two, as opposed to sending this to the Flea Market.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:23 AM   #105
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Hi ya Arch,
Thanks for the consideration.
You were right!!!!
And heck no you aren't dumb and neither am I, we don't have much desert here in Wisconsin so I never really got to experience any high speed problems until I got into Mongolia and into the Gobi. On the ATV trails around my home the issues just weren't as bad. The desert fucks a guy up.

The woops in the desert at speed were what did me in, especially with heavy luggage, food and water...then I bottomed on the fender.
The confusing thing for me is that I measured very carefully.
I was a carpenter for years before I was a nurse so this sure isn't my first mistake but I really didn't think it would happen.
Oh well.

Despite the problems, I would still like to get the seat height down 4 inches.
I think we will try 3 inches from internal mods in the shock and then more if it is necessary either with a 1 inch lowering link or by cheating on the sag.

Once the spring gets figured out we should be almost there.
Z dog already set up another customer's bike this way and has ridden the finished product.
With the shock restricted to lower the machine 3 inches and I assume a revalve, he claims it rode "like a magic carpet".
I really like the sound of that.

All this said I still would not put the seat height back to stock height.
Because my height is 5'10", with a 32" inseam, the bike was just too high and heavy for traveling.
It isn't perfect the way it is right now but it is already very good 90% of the time and it got me safely across some very tough ground.
One good thing on my last trip was that I never dropped the bike because I couldn't get my feet on the ground.
My frikkin right knee is just done from racing in the 70's.
I gotta get my feet down and have a bike I can ride sitting down most of the time.
I am building a '70's vintage super enduro bike. Remember the Penton's.
Perfection isn't that far away.
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