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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

I spoke with Dan Today regarding the 929/954 Dogbones ----he says that they will be ready in a few weeks---Ill let you know what I think as I will most likely be the guinea pig for the 929
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Trackho : I spoke with Dan Today regarding the 929/954 Dogbones ----he says that they will be ready in a few weeks---Ill let you know what I think as I will most likely be the guinea pig for the 929
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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

Maybe I missed something earlier, but why is Dan Kyle making dogbones? If it is to raise the rear of the 929 then I want one too. I need some rear ride hieght to assist in ground clearance issues. If anyone knows why Dan's dogbones are different, please let me know.
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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

should have a similar effect to the moriwak link on the RC51, right? If so, not only will it add ride height, it'll make the rear suspension travel more linear and not stiffen up the last 30% of travel...

Maybe, just speculating, but I suspect it'll have some sort of benefit like that... Just ride height you can get from a shock.
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ccwilli3 : should have a similar effect to the moriwak link on the RC51, right? *If so, not only will it add ride height, it'll make the rear suspension travel more linear and not stiffen up the last 30% of travel...

Maybe, just speculating, but I suspect it'll have some sort of benefit like that... *Just ride height you can get from a shock.
This is correct-- its actually kinked---not just shorter---Ill let Dan explain it--basically allows the shock operate in a more linear fashion
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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

I dropped by Dan's shop recently, and saw the first completed set. It will come with the link and the plates. It is a curved link (or dogbone) that is very very stout. So are the side plates. It is actually nicer quality than the stock pieces, much less an improvement in geometry.

If anyone is wondering what it will do, basically it will make the leverage ratio more linear for bikes that are used on the track, and aggressively on the street.



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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

Any idea if it's going to add any rear ride height? I would think the guys that race might want to gain some extra cornering clearance and the link might be able to help with that. Just wondering. Thankx.
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Trackho : Quote (ccwilli3 @ May 14 2003, 8:20am)should have a similar effect to the moriwak link on the RC51, right? *If so, not only will it add ride height, it'll make the rear suspension travel more linear and not stiffen up the last 30% of travel...

Maybe, just speculating, but I suspect it'll have some sort of benefit like that... *Just ride height you can get from a shock.
This is correct-- its actually kinked---not just shorter---Ill let Dan explain it--basically allows the shock operate in a more *linear fashion
Just out of curiosity, but isnt the curvature just there for clearance due to the new linkage ratio.....it shouldn't have any affect on its motion....

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Baketech : Just out of curiosity, but isnt the curvature just there for clearance due to the new linkage ratio.....it shouldn't have any affect on its motion....
That's correct, the 'kink' in the link is to allow clearance of the lower shock eyelet. The bearings are still centered on the same plane.



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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

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any further word on this? Cost info?

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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

Well--I guess that I am the designated guinea pig---going down there Sat or Sunday to do throw it on
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Only cause you're beating me to it. Sloduc's got me spending my money elsewhere this week. Then it's off to Dan's.

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nedro : Quote (Trackho @ June 13 2003, 1:47pm)Well--I guess that I am the designated guinea pig---going down there Sat or Sunday to do throw it on
Only cause you're beating me to it. Sloduc's got me spending my money elsewhere this week. Then it's off to Dan's.
No prob Ned. Well, I have the first 'prototype' dogbone for the 929---others. like No-Limits racing already have the 954 one. The 929 requires different plates, but Dan machined some new ones for the 929. Installation is straight forward--went from a 17 spring to a 13 due to the altered ration--sag is perfect, ride height is definitely higher, I wiil be testing it on the road Today, at T-Hill this weekend so mo' later
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Re: 929/954 Dogbones from Dan Kyle

Nice. Did he charge you for the new spring or was it a swap? Like I need to ask.

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