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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Struggling to understand how the front suspension works :?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Maz wrote:
Struggling to understand how the front suspension works :?

That funky front end came from Chassis Design Company in California, and is equipped with a small air shock.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Yeah, I can see that but it gives zero vertical movement, just fore and aft :?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Maz wrote:
Yeah, I can see that but it gives zero vertical movement, just fore and aft :?

I was trying to work that out yesterday, thought it must have just been me.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:00 am 
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Not an engineer - I can see it, looking at the three connections as a triangle, if the wheel center is far enough forward of the fixed pivot point, the force should be traveling up the hypotenuse to the fore and aft suspension, it should work.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:18 pm 
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kevmean wrote:
Maz wrote:
Yeah, I can see that but it gives zero vertical movement, just fore and aft :?

I was trying to work that out yesterday, thought it must have just been me.

at $2600 don't think it will get many sales
http://cdcmotorcycles.com/girder-front- ... air-shock/

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:24 pm 
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I'm a mechanical incomapatant and it looks to me as if there's a fixed bracket thingie just down from the fore and aft shock. A 'Hard Front'? :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:44 pm 
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Looked at the other photos and I'm talking bollox. No connecting bar - fore and aft movement it is. Still kinda Hard Front though :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Graeme1203 wrote:
Not an engineer - I can see it, looking at the three connections as a triangle, if the wheel center is far enough forward of the fixed pivot point, the force should be traveling up the hypotenuse to the fore and aft suspension, it should work.

Scale it down, make that principal out of a Cornflakes box (other cereals available) and it will show the effects

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