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11-03-2017 03:54 PM
Vonstallin Vortex now have GP shift rear sets... and made for the ABS model.

Vortex V3 2.0 Design
Standard or GP shift
16 different Footpeg adjustments
Laser Engraved adjustment system
Rotating Footpeg and Toe peg adjustment
Footpeg unbolts from the front for easy removal
3d machined heel guards help prevent boot interference
Bearing supported levers

https://vortexracing.com/shop/produc...35/1924/28/53/

https://youtu.be/UxOQpYnQl3s


08-09-2017 07:50 AM
Dhampton Awesome
08-05-2017 07:27 PM
Ron Mears Is there a reason you don't just use the adjustability in the eye-to-eye length of your shock to lengthen it?
08-03-2017 09:48 AM
Vonstallin
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Originally Posted by 10rAlex View Post
Is the spacer just a round?Square 10mm thick washer?

Any idea of the diameter of the centre hole?

Cheers
Oh my 2011 I have large round washers
on the 2016 I have slip in spacers from 1969 Chevy Nova and Impala. They are suspension shims for that car.
It was like $16 for 48 shims in various sizes.
08-02-2017 01:43 AM
Porschenut Jumping in here for a second with some potentially useful comments on rear ride height and a Gen4/5 blended rear suspension...

My Gen4 bike has the OEM swingarm and shock but I've played with different shims (I used stainless washers), Gen5 links and the Gen5 tie rod ("dogbone").

First of all, my baseline is all OEM Gen4 rear suspension aside from 6mm of shims on the shock clevis. I don't know exactly how much extra ride height the shims added because I'm a dummy and I didn't think to take a measurement beforehand. However, I figure the 6mm of shims translated into 12mm of ride height based on what I'm about to explain.

The interesting thing I discovered is that when I simply swapped in the Gen5 links, Gen5 tie rod and continued to use my Gen4 shock with +6mm, the ride height increased by about 12mm. When I took the 6mm of washers out, the ride height dropped to exactly to where it was with the all OEM Gen4 set up and 6mm of shims.
08-01-2017 10:44 AM
10rAlex
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Originally Posted by Vonstallin View Post
You do not NEED it, but on gen 4 and gen 5 shiming/spacing the shock will make her handle much better.

The two are all direct swaps... shocks, linkages and swing arms.

The difference in swing arms is the Gen 5 is about 10mm longer and have a brace welded on the left side to make it stiffer.


Is the spacer just a round?Square 10mm thick washer?

Any idea of the diameter of the centre hole?

Cheers
08-01-2017 09:00 AM
mpp12 Is the points of the g5 arm the same as g4....?

so I can put a g5 arm in a g4?
08-01-2017 08:52 AM
Vonstallin
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Originally Posted by 10rAlex View Post
So I will need a 10mm shim and use the standard 2016 linkage

I presume the shock shim fits at the top shock mount under the tank which in turn pushes the shock down 10mm.
You do not NEED it, but on gen 4 and gen 5 shiming/spacing the shock will make her handle much better.

The two are all direct swaps... shocks, linkages and swing arms.

The difference in swing arms is the Gen 5 is about 10mm longer and have a brace welded on the left side to make it stiffer.
08-01-2017 04:29 AM
10rAlex So I will need a 10mm shim and use the standard 2016 linkage

I presume the shock shim fits at the top shock mount under the tank which in turn pushes the shock down 10mm.
07-31-2017 07:33 PM
Vonstallin
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Originally Posted by 10rAlex View Post
Brilliant Vonstallin,

However in simpletons terms does a gen 4 aftermarket shock fit onto the gen 5 bike. I believe the gen 4 linkage needs to be used. This is something I'm looking to do myself as I have a Bitubo gen 4 shock at home.
It fits and linkage not needed. Gen 5 has the best linkage specs...

I have my 2011 ohlins on my 2016. I have race linkage on the 2011 and they are damn near the same as the gen 5 stock linkage.
Just shim 10mm and go.
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