Been letting stuff sidetrack me from working on my Vespas... back to riding the v90 regularly now and have gotten interested in what upgrades folks do on their suspension on fast bikes. Reducing brake dive, anything to make the ride slightly less terrifying at speed.
Iíve already got better than stock shocks, I think, lol. Front is whatever the red ones Mercato sells, rear is a blue one I found in a friendís pile. I know I need to do my swingarm bushes, too much motion there for stabilityís sake.
Anti dive rigs interest me, I just canít figure out quite how they achieve it so itís hard for me to get my head around.
Basically it lengthens the trail and pushes the forces through 3 points rather than the original 2. If you look around the Internet I'm sure you can find a more scientific explaination and some photos or videos of it in action.
Quote : Allows you to move the lower attachment of the front shock absorber, making it integral to the wheel axis. Improving the braking performance and sporty driving style, with greater stability and road holding, and eliminating the classic sinking that you have with the original fork.
I think the clunk you hear is just the brake being released.
So it moves the shock in line with the axle. Just moving it backwards increases the effective spring rate. Iím thinking that the change in position is also making the swingarm less likely to react to twisting forces from the brakes because the shock is now at the center. Am I interpreting whatís happening there correctly?
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