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New rear suspension link (AKA Dog Bone)

As a fan of making the CBR1000RR that little bit better, I stumbled across a shock linkage from Lee's Cycles.

The Honda CBR1000RR comes with a standard Shock linkage of 175mm. HRC provide these in different lengths (170mm-172mm) to change the handling of the bike.

Lee's Cycles Suspension link
The Lee's cycles link is 170mm long and is based on the HRC version at a fraction of the cost. 

HRC List 4 different links listed for the blade:

1) 52470-MFL-R10 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION R1 (Standard)
2) 52470-NLR-A20 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION (MEL) 166.2mm
3) 52470-NLR-A30 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION (P2) 178.8mm
4) 52470-NLR-A40 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION (P4) 170mm

In Brief, MEL is the most aggressive, P4 is less aggressive, P2 is quite flat and the unlisted is offers the characteristics of the P2 but adjusts ride height.

The idea in general gives better rear grip on the rear and raises the seat somewhat to transfer some weight to the front of the bike. 

Besides the obvious advantages to the handling 5mm means less material and a few grammes less weight for the bike. 

I have the FGRT803 on the front and the TTX on the rear allowing full adjustment. This is essential as the stock rear shock cannot offer the adjustments required to tune the rear.

Superbike supply can provide these links.

Ken Hill (AMA rider) gave a compelling write up regarding the link.



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