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johnnny49
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:05:32 PM(UTC)
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hi, i am the proud owner of a e900 cagiva elefant 1998, i am looking to make her even taller, can't seem to find any dog bones/ links anywhere. any ideas best way to lift her up another 30/40mm and would i need to raise the front end as well or is this not necessary, i'm going for an even more dakar look when i lay her up for the winter... cheers john
Solo
#2 Posted : Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:39:06 AM(UTC)

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Hey!
Draw it on paper card and give it to ironworker
A thing he do it. It's not complicated.
Or if you can project in CAD send your project to some institution
who cutting by laser or plasma
SNAFU
cagiva905
#3 Posted : Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:30:05 PM(UTC)
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Dog bones you won't find, there were never made any aftermarket ones commercially. Likely the Azzalin Marathon bikes had different ones but they are not to be found.
Easiest way to lift the rear is to put in a longer shock with a slightly stiffer spring or bigger jack up capabilities, like the Ohlins from a 900ie (that is a great deal taller than the 900AC in itself). Ideal you could go to a suspension guy and have a shock tailored to your needs.
Front needs to be lifted as well. First because the suspension travel needs to be in balance with the rear, but also because lifting the rear will play havoc on your stability since you will steepen the front end.

I don't know if the fork itself can get much higher, but you could source longer forks quite easily and put those in. Honda CR500 has used the same fork with more travel, others put in WP or Marzocchis. I am currently finishing a 900ie project bike for a friend, and I put in a WP upsd from an old Husky. Had it serviced and setup for the bike/rider combo by a suspension specialist, which also reworked the rear shock (also because the swingarm was extended).

http://i196.photobucket....s%20bike/D2X_5996-1.jpg

Michiel


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(2x 900ie, 1x 350, 1x Land Rover 110 and an anonymous family transport)
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cagiva905
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:34:01 PM(UTC)
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Just remembered (from an email discussion with a friend a few months ago):
The total shock length difference (eye to eye) between 900AC and 900ie is quite small, the relative location of the pivot bolt that secures the link system to the frame is different, therefore lowering the 900AC.

Michiel


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(2x 900ie, 1x 350, 1x Land Rover 110 and an anonymous family transport)
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