Thread: rear suspension
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: rear suspension

heh.. the anti squat is about reducing the compression of rear suspension during acceleration. If you look at most motorcycle rear suspensions the pivot is higher than the wheel axle.. this puts the rearward force along the swingarm and prevents the suspension from compressing as much due to acceleration. Bikes with not enough anti-squat will go wide coming out of a turn as the suspension unloads the front coming out of a corner.. I was just thinking about it cause I'm designing a rear suspension.. I just wonder how much it would affect our bikes. But those bikes with flat or negative swingarm angles can run dual rate springs in the shock to reduce the compression past a certain point..

clearances can be a b*tch can't they...
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