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05-02-2017 08:29 PM
Porschenut That's a fantastic idea Carlos! Thanks! With this in mind I have the confidence to go ahead and order a new dogbone now.

05-02-2017 05:29 PM
Originally Posted by Porschenut View Post
will see if I can remove the guts without damaging them.
I made cuts into old bone with angle grinder to get bearings out without pressing. Little heat and lube when pressing into new bone.
05-02-2017 03:15 PM
Porschenut I ordered a used Gen 4 dogbone off eBay ($12 USD)and will see if I can remove the guts without damaging them. I'm sure it's more hassle than it's worth, but if it works I'll have a complete Gen 5 dogbone for about $70 USD as opposed to about $120.
04-29-2017 01:13 PM
ukzx10r I got a gen5 complete link and shock on my gen4 now with a 110 spring. Yet to track it but on the road it feels geat for my weight.
Got the link new off ebay but they are hard to find as most people wont need to change them.
04-27-2017 07:23 PM
Porschenut I just priced out a new Gen 5 dogbone along with the necessary bushings and seals. In Canada those parts total about $150 so probably around $110ish in the states?

So to reiterate Lanister's question...is there any possibility of gutting a Gen 4 dogbone without destroying the bushings and seals and transplanting them into a new Gen 5 dogbone? The Gen 5 dogbone was only $70 CAN so approx. $45-50 US$.
04-27-2017 04:54 PM
Originally Posted by BOP Leader View Post
Gen5 Shock matches with gen5 links. Even though you have access to machines to make your own links and dog bone, why go through the design, programming and setups when you can buy everything for 150. And if you cut your own you still have to source inner parts for the dog bone.

Just seems like a lot of work unless you plan to make a batch.
Is it hard to transfer the inner parts from the stock over to the new link?
03-20-2017 04:48 PM
300ZX10R Thanks for the advice Carlos76 , you definitely know what you are talking about.
If I make plates it will only be from 7075 alluminium.

ukzx10r yes I use the gen4 plates with adjustable dog bone.
03-20-2017 02:35 AM
Originally Posted by 300ZX10R View Post
My shock was revalved for drag use so the rebound is "slower" that stock and for road use is not what I want.
The good thing is that the revalved shock is my spare shock so I have one stock gen4 shock sitting.
It's not an easy job to change shock after every race.
So can I fix that with linkage plates?
So are you running stock gen4 plates?
03-15-2017 08:51 AM
blitze Carlos, thanks for the extensive reply.

Gives me good info for future rear end upgrade path. ))
03-14-2017 09:35 AM
Originally Posted by blitze View Post
If swapping out Gen 4 links with Gen 5 OEM links, do you need to also swap out the dogbone from Gen 4 to Gen 5?
Yes. Gen5 link plates require Gen5 dogbone (longer).

Originally Posted by blitze View Post
This for either keeping Gen 4 shock or moving to either OEM Gen 5 Shock or Gen 5 aftermarket shock?
Confusing but interesting to know for future upgrade purpose.
Using Gen5 link with Gen4 shock makes system harder, now you have like 120 spring istead of 110, more compression and rebound damping. This could be bandaid fix for weak Gen4 stock shock rebound, but requires lighter spring for light rider.

Using Gen5 link and Gen5 shock you should get roughly same rear end as Gen5, minor bit harder, since swingarm is shorter.

Using Gen5 aftermarket shock you use Gen5 link too, with gen4 link system will be too soft.

Using Gen4 aftermarket shock you must find out if it is valved for gen4 stock shock or already revalved for aftermarket link (MSS, Kyle, Attack), in this case you use gen5 link because it is very similar to MSS links.

I use Gen4 aftermarket shock (what is revalved for aftermarket link) and Gen5 link. Never tried stock shock in any configuration.
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