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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2001, 10:51 PM
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Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

hey guys, just a few quick questions here. i am thinking that i need to get more power to the ground on my blaster. it is a quick machine, but when trying to drag race you just cant get in it hard because the front end just keeps coming up. my banshee has an amp link installed on it, and it doesnt matter what you do, on pavement rev it high and pop the clutch it just wont pull a wheelie. does the amp link keep it from popping a wheelie? should i get an amp link for my blaster or should i get a swingarm extension? or should i get both? an amp link is in the neighborhood of $159 and a 4 1/2" swingarm extension is in the neighborhood of $179, both plus shipping. wheelies are cool and fun as crap, but i want to get the most power to the ground as possible. anyone else got an amp link on your machine? thanks guys.

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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

i have heard from most everyone that has them that the amp links are useless and do not do any good at all...just what i have heard i would go witht he longer swingarm..it will make it more stable in rough stuff too

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2001, 11:27 PM
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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

dude, you can't pull a wheelie with your banshee??

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 12:15 AM
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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

A longer swingarm will also yield more wheeltravel.

Dont know about the amp link. On asphault, you should be able to pull wheelies no problem, especially with a Trinity stage 4 kit. You need to check a few things.





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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 12:44 AM
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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

if its any thing like my banshee it just spins tires , even on pavment

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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

yeah mine just spins tires, maybe its just the mudshark tires that just wont hook up enough on pavement that wont let it pull a wheelie. i got the mudsharks pulled off of it yesterday, and the holeshots put on, but didnt have a chance to take it for a spin yet. i kinda like the idea that it wont wheelie, when i drag race friends, it is one less thing to think about, all i gotta do is think about clutch-gear-clutch-gas :-) my banshee has a decently strong bottem end, but the mid to top end is where she puts out her serious horsepower. i am going to take her for a spin probably tomorrow afternoon after work, so i will let you all know then.

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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

cleartoy, what do you mean it will yeild more wheeltravel? and what things should i check? thanks.

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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 10:12 AM
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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

As to the swing arm, you will get more wheeltravel with a longer unit, just as you would with longer a arms.

About wheelies and asphault tire burning. I have to ask you guys what kind of air pressure you are running? I always run 2psi in my Holeshots and when on asphault, they dont spin, they grab, and it wheelies easy. On the dirt, it is difficult to get a wheelie, as the tires spin like mad.

I was going to reccomend you check jetting, air filter for cleanliness, fresh gas, but now that i hear about tire burning, it seems that your bike is tuned, if it has that capability. I was under the assumption that it was out of tune if it couldnt wheelie on dry asphault.

My bike is ported, 21cc domes in cool head, FMF pipes, .060" pistons, toomey intake 2:1 and it will NOT spin tires on dry asphault in a straight line.



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post #9 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2001, 09:09 AM
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well i still dont have my banshee figured out yet. i pulled the mudsharks off of the rear and put the holeshots on it. the are worn pretty good, about 40% tread left. well on the concrete it hooks up like mad now and takes off like a bat outta you know where. no more wheel spin, but it still wont pull the wheels. i have sat on the very back end of the seat and dumped the clutch and goosed the gas and it just squats and fires off the line. which to me is not a bad thing like i said earlier, but it was mentioned that if it wouldnt pull a wheelie that something might be wrong. in the dirt the holeshots dont even spin that much, i have alot better traction now. do you think it is the amp link that is on my banshee that is keeping it from pulling a wheelie? like i said, i really dont want it to pull a wheelie, i am just trying to figure out if something is wrong somewhere and get it fixed before it dips deep into the pocketbook. :-) thanks guys

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2001, 12:15 PM
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Re: Amp Links and Extended Swingarms

You bring up some good points. I wonder how much the amplink has to play in that. If i understand it right, it is supposed to fight negative chain torque so the suspension wont freeze when the throttle is on.

If your engine runs like a raped ape, then i would say there is no problem.



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