Author Topic: Shock removal for lowering.  (Read 7092 times)

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Re: Shock removal for lowering.
« Reply #30 on: Jul 07, 2017, 02:58:13 pm »
The Barons lowering bones were longer than stock. Maybe a 1/4" or so.

I was pretty sure I read that somewhere but I just can't seem to wrap my brain around it.  If they are longer how does that lower the rear?

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    Re: Shock removal for lowering.
    « Reply #31 on: Jul 07, 2017, 05:19:39 pm »
    The Barons lowering bones were longer than stock. Maybe a 1/4" or so.

    I was pretty sure I read that somewhere but I just can't seem to wrap my brain around it.  If they are longer how does that lower the rear?
    Your asking the wrong guy, I don't get it either  ;D

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    Re: Shock removal for lowering.
    « Reply #32 on: Jul 07, 2017, 06:19:30 pm »
    The Barons lowering bones were longer than stock. Maybe a 1/4" or so.

    I was pretty sure I read that somewhere but I just can't seem to wrap my brain around it.  If they are longer how does that lower the rear?
    Your asking the wrong guy, I don't get it either  ;D
    It changes the position of the yoke which changes the geometry of the suspension causing the swing arm to push up more if that makes sense.
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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #33 on: Jul 07, 2017, 09:29:23 pm »
      If I remember right, adding 3/16 of an inch will lower a Warrior about 1 inch. But it's been a long time. There's a chart over there somewhere....

      Edit: I went and looked. These numbers are correct.
      « Last Edit: Jul 07, 2017, 09:41:04 pm by LeaderDuece »

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #34 on: Jul 07, 2017, 10:03:25 pm »
      Here's a quick demo of why adding longer connecting arms (AKA dog bones) lowers the suspension.

      The black dots represent fixed mounting points
      The red dots represent points that move with suspension travel.

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      Re: Shock removal for lowering.
      « Reply #35 on: Jul 08, 2017, 06:04:57 am »
      Here's a quick demo of why adding longer connecting arms (AKA dog bones) lowers the suspension.

      The black dots represent fixed mounting points
      The red dots represent points that move with suspension travel.

       ( Kindly overlook my crude Microsoft Paint skills )

      Now it all makes sense, I was always visualizing them upright and that's why I was confused as to how a longer bone made the bike sit lower.  Your illustration explains it perfectly.