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Do i really need one of these on a 2004 RC51 if i buy an Ohlins rear shock?
I have read the Rogue site but unsure if the link would be needed, are the Ohlins shocks not height adjustable to raise the rear a little to help with turn in?
Would this not mean the linkage would be made redundant?
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If you actually read the rogue article then why are you asking about ride height and turn-in?





PS not being a dick I'm just trying to figure out what I can do to clarify the article better to the average reader as I have obviously failed to get my point across in the way I originally wrote it.

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Your website said it was beneficial for the sp1. All I was asking was would I really need it for an sp2, it's just a heck of an expense.
I find your website ace and I am not knocking it at all.
I was wondering if anybody else on the forum is using an aftermarket rear shock absorber without the aftermarket linkage from Dan Kyle?
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Lots of people run the Ohlins shock or other brands of shock for that matter without the linkage. Pretty much anything in the aftermarket world is better than the stock shock...

The Ohlins shock is ride height adjustable +10/-2 at the shock which is closer to 3-4X that at the axle.

The link is beneficial with the Ohlins shock as long as you are within the weight range spec'd on my page, but it has nothing to do with the change in geometry. It is the added grip and compliance it offers for the mechanical leverage on the swingarm.
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Ok and thank you very much.
I'm just in the bottom of the weight range at 145lbs so for now I will just get the shock and see how I go, then when I can afford I will get the linkage.
Im already changing the bike and I've only rode it once before I got it and it was shall I say bloody hard on the arse as in Christ my fillings nearly came out.
It wasn't the best at turning in either.
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The HO204 will cure both those issues.
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The HO204 will cure both those issues.
Thanks very much again you're a star.
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