That rear end is soooooooooooooo sexy....Thanx
No i cut the frame to fit the swingarm, best way to do it if you not consider to keep the frame standard.
In my case i started with a frame with papers bought on Ebay and a tl engine that had eaten its own main rod bearings, after that it got alittle crazy.
Bought an full akrapovic system from a guy who refused to sell the system only, so i considred the bike as a consol to the system and justified my purchase of one more TL.
Side tracked sorry, space on the left side is about 5-7mm between the swing arm and the casted ears to fit the foot rest (tightest place).
If this setup will work? on paper yes but i will not say yes until i put some miles on it, spring rate feels ok 35mm drop with me on and about a few to 5mm static sag unloaded.
Shock is a Nitron R3 for ZXR1000 2012year bike spring rate i cant see previous owner been polishing the spring to many times
Forgot to say when i drove home my new consol for the akra system then i was sure that this setup cant be worse, i have never tested a new tl1000s so cant say if it was disaster from begining but my new consol had about 30 to 40mm static sag unloaded and if there was any oil in the rotary damper at all it didnt do anything to help the ride
Hi Josh......thanks for that!
Anyhow back to the subject in hand.....many ways to do this build. This is taking its time, had a few other things that needed doing first. But I am back on it, guess I just needed a push. View attachment 57906 View attachment 57908 View attachment 57910
Yes i been thinkin the same, i have an ohlins spring here rated 95Nm will try that one today, i manage to see the rating on the Nitron spring it converts to 73,44nm .Youll find the bike will work better with a heavier spring and less preload.
Ideally the ball park figures are
5-10mm static sag
25-30 rider sag
Between 6-15mm spring preload.
The fact your seeing 5mm static and 35mm rider suggests the spring rate could go up to a heavier rate.
No idea what spring your running currently but i seem to recall stock zx12 having around 85nm, a 95 or 100nm spring would be a better match. Ducati monster 749/1100 have a very similar suspension path to what you have done, and they run that 90-100nm ballpark spring rate.