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Offline jeffen

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Mk series rear suspension
« on: 28 Jan 2016 at 08:19 »
Going through all my technical books I can't to find out what the maximum up and down movement is of the rear suspension. Does anyone know?

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Re: Mk series rear suspension
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jan 2016 at 17:40 »
Hi,
      Only the Mk1 & 3 machines had bump stops on the rear subframe to limit the travel of the rear suspension. Mark 4 & 5 (and Plus) machines have no stops - tyre contact with the underside of the mudguard being the limiting factor!

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Re: Mk series rear suspension
« Reply #2 on: 30 Jan 2016 at 08:42 »
Thanks Eddie, the reason that I asked is that I am fitting a non standard guard to a Mk5 so needed to know how far I to set the guard above the tyre. I am allowing 2 1/2".

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Jeff

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Re: Mk series rear suspension
« Reply #3 on: 30 Jan 2016 at 11:30 »
Jeff,
       With the bike standing on it's wheels, I would aim for twice that amount! By the time you add the weight of a rider and pillion passenger, it will probably go down about 2", unless you have fitted the heavy duty torsion bars.

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Re: Mk series rear suspension
« Reply #4 on: 30 Jan 2016 at 13:12 »
Again, thanks Eddie I'll bear that in mind.

Jeff