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    Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    on: March 25, 2023, 06:40:15 pm
    March 25, 2023, 06:40:15 pm
    Hi I recently serviced my suspension linkage, using Marks manual, but like a complete plonker I didn't put an arrow on the linkage as he shows in his manual, I've ridden the bike since, seems OK, but looking at it on the centre stand today, to my eye the rear wheel seems higher off the ground, could just be me, oh also mine is a factory low, heres a few photos









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    Re: Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    Reply #1 on: March 25, 2023, 08:04:45 pm
    March 25, 2023, 08:04:45 pm
    It’s not immediately apparent -where you could be out of adjustment?   

    But - in photo #1 why is one chain roller orange and rest are black with lube ?


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    Re: Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    Reply #2 on: March 26, 2023, 10:19:08 pm
    March 26, 2023, 10:19:08 pm
    That is the right way for the linkage btw.

    Long arm towards shock, flat to the ground.
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    Re: Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    Reply #3 on: March 26, 2023, 10:21:56 pm
    March 26, 2023, 10:21:56 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    That is the right way for the linkage btw.

    Long arm towards shock, flat to the ground.
    thanks, I was 99.9% sure, but just the height on the centre stand sorta got me thinking 🤔👍🏻

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    Re: Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    Reply #4 on: March 26, 2023, 10:23:22 pm
    March 26, 2023, 10:23:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by Yakmandoo [+]
    thanks, I was 99.9% sure, but just the height on the centre stand sorta got me thinking 🤔👍🏻

    Lowered bikes seem to sit higher on the centre stand than full heights, even though they have a shorter centre stand. 

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    Re: Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    Reply #5 on: March 26, 2023, 10:25:46 pm
    March 26, 2023, 10:25:46 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Lowered bikes seem to sit higher on the centre stand than full heights, even though they have a shorter centre stand.
    I was also going to remove the swing arm Spindle and grease the bearings there also, is there a way to do it easy?

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    Re: Suspension linkage Right way or Wrong Way?
    Reply #6 on: March 26, 2023, 10:29:46 pm
    March 26, 2023, 10:29:46 pm
    *Originally Posted by Yakmandoo [+]
    I was also going to remove the swing arm Spindle and grease the bearings there also, is there a way to do it easy?

    I wouldn't worry about it personally, they are fairly well protected and don't experience too much abuse, I don't remember what all needs to come out but it's not entirely straight forward from what i remember. the rocker takes much more a of a beating due to being in close proximity to a lot of heat and road crap.

     



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