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post #1 of 23 Old 12-05-14, 09:16 Thread Starter
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Review UK race support linear linkage.

I recently installed the UK race support linear linkage and had an opportunity to test it at the track this past weekend.

Upon initial install I noticed it raised the ride height over the flux plates by about 2mm. I initially tested it With my old shock an ohlins TR602. The rear end was immensely different.

First bumps just seemed to disappear from the race track and even the huge ones seemed small.

Secondly the rear end is much more planted everywhere. Going into the corners under hard braking the read end would no longer float. I struggled a little with mid corner edge grip a bit during the transition from trail braking to throttle however some suspension adjustments helped lessen this. I didn't play with the old shock too much as it was still being ran for comparison purposes only.

Thirdly I could get on the throttle much earlier and much more aggressively. And the rear tire would just bite. Even if the rear was sliding a bit adding throttle made it grip. I was able to get on the throttle a lot closer to the apex than before with much more lean angle and be wide open much sooner. The feel of what the rear end is doing is incredible.

This link is confidence in box and Overall it's an excellent product. It totally changed the way the bike performs. The suspension felt even more amazing once I swapped to the new ohlins gp shock. With a little more suspension dialing and decreasing the rear ride height I'm sure this suspension link will vastly decrease my lap times.
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Good write up. Sounds like this is going on my short list of stuff to buy. Thanks for the input and testing.

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Not a problem and I'll post more once I get the suspension dialed in a bit more.
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Not a problem and I'll post more once I get the suspension dialed in a bit more.
I assume you had changed to a softer rear spring? New re-valve as well?

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Carnage,
Would you say that this mod is track only or would it be also good for street riding?

Trying to be lighter than Flux...
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I did not go to a softer spring rate nor change valving on the shock.

Doni I'd honestly say that it would work great on the street as well however proper valving and spring rate would be far more benificial first. I imagine it would work far better with an aftermarket shock as well.
To me I wouldn't spend the money for a linear link for the street. The flux plates may be a more viable option.
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Any idea where I could find some Flux plates?

Trying to be lighter than Flux...
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Update on this review. I got some track time this weekend even though it wasn't ideal conditions (50F and a light drizzle). I lowered the rear ride height down before going out. After getting the suspension dialed in a little more the drive out of the corners was tremendous. The bike has never accelerated like it does now. The only downside is it wheelies a lot easier.
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I know I'm resurrecting this page a bit, but I just got my UK race support linkage. Freakin' awesome! Thanks for the good advise and review, it made my decision that much easier.

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