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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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VERY trick suspension setup...--->pics!!!

Hi folks,

check out the following links... there is some very innovative shock-setup going on...

tricky stuff with cantiliver arms...



(added the sketches)

http://www.users.bigpond.com/dasch/page3.htm





http://www.users.bigpond.com/dasch/page12.htm



http://www.users.bigpond.com/dasch/page13.htm




any opinions on that topic?

later
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Re: VERY trick suspension setup...--->pics!!!

WOW
Too much for me

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Re: VERY trick suspension setup...--->pics!!!

Hey Alfred - that is innovative all right [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

If I understand correctly, the main idea behind those sketches is to "invent" an incredible long wheel travel without maxing out the shocks. However, the way it's been done there is few things that I would hesitate to use:

- exmaple 1: the "saddle clamps" act against the shock's tube...you would have to use a special type of shock (Fox, or??) that's been designed for this type of application. Big $$. RANCHOS are a definite no-no here (thin-wall tubes).

- example 2: there is a massive amount of bending load involved...shocks in general DON'T like this kind of load. The maximum axial angle for a typical shock is I believe around 20deg (correct me if I'm wrong), 30deg is pushing...

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I didn't mean to shoot your ideas down; keep 'em coming. I found this topic very interesting in terms of a suspension theory - I like to think out some sick stuff myself just to prove it wrong, hehehehehehe

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Re: VERY trick suspension setup...--->pics!!!

ooops...

didn't want to leave the impression that those are MY ideas...

i found this site on the web recently (links are clicky)... i guess its owned by an australian guy...


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