Join Date: Jan 2014
Thanked 446 Times in 185 Posts
Radical Suspension Mod
So, here is a separate thread for my planned(Radical Suspension Mod), which should be a damn site easier to bring to market than my radical engine mod which is still in development.
I will attach some pictures to offer a clearer understanding but in short it's a front suspension replacement that only takes a few hours to fit and eliminates the traditional front forks that compress and flex under breaking. It is a halfway house between the simplicity of the conventional steering and the complexity of hub centre steer.
The advantage of Hub centre steer is that the braking forces are taken into the frame but require a very expensive modification to the frame or a new one, such as the The Vyrus 985 C3.
Where my design differs is that I was really only concentrating on how the brake force applied to the caliper as it is bolted to the fork can be used to force the bottom scissor leg to open up and stand the bike up, rather than litting it compress. some weight transfer will still give some compression but at present, there is nothing helping the anti-dive but with my design, a great deal will be added to the load by transferring all of the forces that the brake caliper presently receives (and is wasted) into upward force.
this means the spring rates and shock absorbing can be softer for general suspension as it will naturally stiffen up as soon as you hit the brakes.
Also, with the dynamics of a chassis, the wheelbase lengthens with any compression from weight transfer, making the bike more stable as apposed to shortening as conventional geometry does.
Finally, by making at attach to the triple trees in the conventional way, there should be the same level of 'feel' from the road to the hands which the mega expensive hub steering systems have been known to mask.
The first picture shows only one side replaced so you can see how it is a simple replacement fit while the second image shows both sides changed and a representation of how the brake may fit.
Your thoughts on this people and the Ninja 300 is the first bike this is going to be trialed on.
Find something that works, make it better, break it, fix it, repeat.