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Old 06-29-2010, 05:56 PM
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What limits downward travel on an 80 series suspension system? The shock?
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:58 PM
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What limits downward travel on an 80 series suspension system? The shock?
Hopefully not if you have the suspension set up right

I'd think it would be the bump stops (inside the coil typically unless you've got a different setup like Rami's)...They'll limit the up travel on one side and the down travel on the opposite side. I'm by no means a suspension expert though so the smarter guys for sure will chime in
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yes bump stop for up travel but what for the down travel?
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Swaybars then shocks.
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Which end? In the front its the radius arms. Rear, I imagine bikeman hit the nail on the head.
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Which end? In the front its the radius arms. Rear, I imagine bikeman hit the nail on the head.
Brake lines! Bikeman is correct.
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Brake lines! Bikeman is correct.
IIRC, ActionJackson was able to get a fair bit more flex out of the front by removing one of the bolts on the radius arms so it functioned a bit more like a 3link front
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IIRC, ActionJackson was able to get a fair bit more flex out of the front by removing one of the bolts on the radius arms so it functioned a bit more like a 3link front
Ben Lowry in Greeley played with that too! He put a pin in the drivers side while street driving then he would remove it on the trail. Quite a bit more down travel was produced.
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Ah. Didn't know that.
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Brake lines! Bikeman is correct.
Kevin, are you saying Bikeman is correct in that its sway bars then shocks on both ends? Or ar the radius arms the limiting factor in the front?
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