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Linkage Setup For Modern Ossa

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Lotus54 just wondered how you are finding this new rear end set up after having a few months to ride with it 

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19 hours ago, jsp said:

Lotus54 just wondered how you are finding this new rear end set up after having a few months to ride with it 

It is working well.

  I did have the middle rocker bolt come loose- so I shimmed it and re-locktited it to keep it form loose item again.

 

Easy to lube and seems to be holding up well.  Seems smoother than the factory, but I could be dreaming.

mostly I didn't want to break it again and have to dismantle, lube and replace bushings less often.

 

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so its well worth the money then ? I do worry that I dont grease my linkages enough do to

a lack of time and the quick spray of WD40 is going to come round and bite my in the a*** one day 

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8 hours ago, jsp said:

so its well worth the money then ? I do worry that I dont grease my linkages enough do to

a lack of time and the quick spray of WD40 is going to come round and bite my in the a*** one day 

For me it has been worth it.

but I broke the stock linkage twice and didn't want to do that again (plus easy lube)

make sure they send a 90° zerk for the middle pin, the straight mine came with is inaccessible when on the bike. They are a thread pitch not avaliable locally for me (I live in a small town).

I'd also recommend shimming and locktiting that middle pin, to make sure it doesn't come loose.

 

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I've just had a price on one of these kits @ 600 euros plus 15 euros 

p & p which is about £538 not sure I can justify that at the moment 

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lotus54 I've bit the bullet and ordered my suspension kit this morning 

can you send me a photo of what you mean by 

"I'd also recommend shimming and locktiting that middle pin, to make sure it doesn't come loose."

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I'll try to come up with something better describing.

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lotus54 my rear end has come this week did you think of a better way

to describe the shimming, and if possible a photo of the 90d zerk 

fitting in place as it looks like mine is going to catch on the frame behind

the foot rests 

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I will take a picture - I'm changing rear tyre, so good time.

 

 

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Not a good picture- darn it.

 But I hope you can see the 90º zerk (I think 1mm thread pitch?)

 

Here is what I did. For that pin that the 90º zerk is going into- there is a bolt on the other side. I put a small washer such that even with both bolts quite tight, there is a just a bit of clearance, so the pin/arms can move well. It doesn't take much. So a washer between the bolt and pin on the left side.

 

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no thats ok, is the 90d nipple close to the frame ? 

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I've found out there a m6 x 0.75mm thread which I've manage to track 

down and order some spares

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7 hours ago, jsp said:

no thats ok, is the 90d nipple close to the frame ? 

Yes, that is it. 

 If you shim too far- the nipple with hit the frame.

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sorry for all the questions and the poor drawing, but where 

had you added the shim, and are you adding it to extend the 

centre bolt slightly to give it a bit more play ? 

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