Aussie suspension guru builds hybrid double-sprung dirtbike front end

Related:
Create New Tag

8/14/2020 2:29 PM

The next big breakthrough?

View Results

|

8/14/2020 2:32 PM

Innovative that's for sure. I like to see stuff like this even if it doesn't work to perfection. Outside the box thinking.

|

8/14/2020 2:33 PM

Ingjr1 wrote:

Innovative that's for sure. I like to see stuff like this even if it doesn't work to perfection. Outside the box thinking.

Me too!

|

8/14/2020 2:33 PM

Is that a serious question?

|

8/14/2020 2:33 PM

Any videos?

|

8/14/2020 2:39 PM

Ingjr1 wrote:

Innovative that's for sure. I like to see stuff like this even if it doesn't work to perfection. Outside the box thinking.

stillwelding wrote:

Me too!

wassat
|

8/14/2020 2:39 PM

Looks like a death trap.

|

8/14/2020 2:42 PM

I am curious as to Why?
Because the air forks were so bad?
Or because the set up wasn’t hard enough to work out?
More seriously, that much travel will case the engine I would expect.

|

8/14/2020 2:42 PM

mofomotojoe wrote:

Any videos?

ADB magazine test

|

8/14/2020 2:44 PM

mofomotojoe wrote:

Any videos?

|

8/14/2020 2:45 PM

|

8/14/2020 2:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/14/2020 2:58 PM

Oh and i just work out the head angle has been massively changed. Not sure that is the way to do it. I would think you would keep the original headset bearing where it is. Would be way too twitchy.

|

8/14/2020 2:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/14/2020 2:58 PM

|

8/14/2020 3:11 PM

I only wish it could have been made more ugly.

|

Braaapin' aint easy.

8/14/2020 3:37 PM

I can 100% respect the “how”, that’s very impressive, but I’m a little confused as to the “why”.

|

Make Hillclimb Great Again

Ratbeach Racing

Instagram / YouTube: @485Josh

3dpmoto.com



8/14/2020 3:48 PM

They should team up with the Russian E Bike guys!

|

8/14/2020 3:52 PM

JM485 wrote:

I can 100% respect the “how”, that’s very impressive, but I’m a little confused as to the “why”.

Me too Josh. Although I think it looks like some serious thought went into it. Kind of like the old Factory Honda one/off forks I saw a few times , way back in the early 80's.

|

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

8/14/2020 3:55 PM

If two, why not three? wink Kudos for the effort to try something new though.
The fewer things to tune the better. Modern suspension is almost infinitely adjustable anyways.
With two sets of springs (spring and air, or spring and spring) you would have an equivalent spring rate.
Perhaps if one is linear and one is progressive.dizzy

|

8/14/2020 3:58 PM

This is what it reminded me of.

Photo

|

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

8/14/2020 4:03 PM

Looks kind of like Factory Honda Ribi link (back when Factory Bikes were REAL Factory Bikes!) Except the Ribi Link used Leading Link suspension for the bottom portion (you have to be an old guy like me to know what those are!) If I remember correctly "The Man " Roger Decoster actually bought the rights to them and said they were the best forks he ever used! Photo

|

8/14/2020 4:24 PM

...And it only increased the wheelbase by 12 inches! Handles like a well-tuned wheel barrow!

|

8/14/2020 5:05 PM

mxracer666 wrote:

...And it only increased the wheelbase by 12 inches! Handles like a well-tuned wheel barrow!

Desert sled?

|

8/14/2020 7:27 PM

I believe the proper name for it is “ contraceptive front suspension “ because nobody is going to want to have sex with you if they see you riding that thing.

|

8/14/2020 8:08 PM

So...... straight line suspension may be better but the rake angle makes me think that thing corners like a house....

And.....

Photo

|

8/14/2020 9:45 PM

Time to abolish the production rule!

I love it! Awesome to see people not afraid to experiment.
Looks like it's working fine on the mountain bikes, so hence why they are trying it on a dirt bike.

[url=https://www.facebook.com/watch/Suspensionsmith/]

Before we all switched to telescopic front forks, there were a bunch of solutions out there. Just because one solution eclipsed them all does not mean someone can't experiment with another...

|

8/14/2020 10:08 PM

If that is Aussie version of suspension guru...good luck.

|

8/14/2020 10:49 PM

Wow...your idea privileges have been revoked. Maybe next time around

|

8/14/2020 10:57 PM

I can’t be the only one who wants to ride that thing

|

8/15/2020 12:39 AM

ROCKNDAWG wrote:

Looks kind of like Factory Honda Ribi link (back when Factory Bikes were REAL Factory Bikes!) Except the Ribi Link used Leading Link suspension for the bottom portion (you have to be an old guy like me to know what those are!) If I remember correctly "The Man " Roger Decoster actually bought the rights to them and said they were the best forks he ever used! Photo

I’d love to see an “inverted Ribi. DeCoster loved it. Less weight, greater adjustability, more rigidity. Wasn’t it Honda who bought the idea and then shelved it? Inverted Ribi was used on mountain bikes forks. Horst Lietner

|

8/15/2020 12:43 AM

Must be kiddin me...
It's a crazy death trap.
Not hard to understand

|

rarararaataatatatata