Thursday, 12 November 2015

Lowered and Stretched Superlight

I haven't been able to get much workshop time lately, and when I do it's usually only for a short time. So I'm doing small jobs that take my fancy rather than slogging away at the XS Sidecar project.

A couple of years ago, I picked up a steel swingarm off an early '90s Ducati 750 Supersport. It will fit in place of the lightweight aluminium one on the Superlight, but because it's steel, I can weld it in the workshop. I don't have a TIG welder (yet) and in any case, the way the aluminium swingarm is constructed, it doesn't really lend itself to modification.

So I made extensions to move the rear wheel about six inches (160mm) back and I relocated the shock mount so I can get the bike to sit lower.

The Superlight has an Öhlins shock which is adjustable in every way including ride height, and the front end is fully adjustable too. But I want the bike to run very low and if that turns out to be problematic, I can raise it easily.

Anyway, I'll just keep chipping away at small things for now until I can get more workshop time...

It's important to stay hydrated...


Six inches longer and a couple of inches lower...




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