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Technical => Frame => Topic started by: Greybeard on 16.12. 2019 09:49

Title: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Greybeard on 16.12. 2019 09:49
What do you think about this?
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: muskrat on 16.12. 2019 11:22
G'day GB.
That looks like handy work by a duTchman. The colours give it away!
Cheers
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Greybeard on 16.12. 2019 11:25
I think this was a B31
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Rex on 16.12. 2019 13:27
Seems a bit OTT. Plungers seem to struggle deflecting 1/2" or so let alone going into oscillation mode.. *smile*
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Greybeard on 16.12. 2019 15:30
Seems a bit OTT. Plungers seem to struggle deflecting 1/2" or so let alone going into oscillation mode.. *smile*
Mine frequently fully compress when I hit a pothole, with a hidious jolt to my back!
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Rex on 16.12. 2019 15:55
But then a shock absorber (damper) being added wouldn't necessarily stop that anyway. Are there internal springs inside the dampers I wonder?
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Greybeard on 16.12. 2019 16:10
But then a shock absorber (damper) being added wouldn't necessarily stop that anyway. Are there internal springs inside the dampers I wonder?
I feel that the hydraulic damping would be an improvement.
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: RDfella on 16.12. 2019 17:46
"Mine frequently fully compress when I hit a pothole". Need to lose some weight, Neil (only joking, I'm 16st)   Doesn't take much of a road imperfection to hurt my back on my rigid M21 even though I keep tyre pressures as low as poss - 18psi for rear, 20 for front.
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: muskrat on 16.12. 2019 18:35
I think this was a B31
I see another pipe on the other side.
C'mon duTch, fess up.
Cheers
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Greybeard on 16.12. 2019 19:39
I think this was a B31
I see another pipe on the other side.
C'mon duTch, fess up.
Cheers
Oh yes, I didn't see that.
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: duTch on 16.12. 2019 23:49
 
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.....That looks like handy work by a duTchman. The colours give it away! .....
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... C'mon duTch, fess up.
Cheers..

 Not this little blue duTck *smile* wrong shade of blue....
 I had springs made and took a while to calculate the spring rate I needed but they worked out ok and it only bottoms out on serious holes, off which there are *MANY*..... There's only~ 50mm maximum travel
 I think I asked if anyone has the standard spring dimensions but can't remember if I had success....

Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 17.12. 2019 07:42
Shouldn’t the pillar be greasier than that?
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: Greybeard on 17.12. 2019 10:00
Shouldn’t the pillar be greasier than that?
Additional damping?
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: muskrat on 17.12. 2019 11:05
G'day duTch.
Sorry mate, I would have put money on it. Isn't your bike blue on one side and red on the other?
Cheers
Title: Re: Shock absorbers on a plunger!
Post by: duTch on 18.12. 2019 03:16

 
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...Sorry mate, I would have put money on it. Isn't your bike blue on one side and red on the other?.....

 Weeeel yes,no,and yes.... But the frame is different shade of blue- mine much lighter....

 PS I'd feel guilty taking candy from a baby  *smile*