Originally Posted by Dennie
Hmmm....I think when the shock is placed under a wider angle as shown in the picture, the shock get a lesser load. Therefore the xx9 bikes have a softer spring then the 749R. So the more vertical the shock is placed, the more linear it becomes and thus resulting in a higher load and the need for a stiffer spring.
I also don't think that in- or decreasing the tie rod length will change the linear behaviour of the shock. The pivot point of the swingarm is not the same as the shock/tie rod.
so specifically to the 1098 set up...........why would they shorten the shock length by what 8mm when you use the corse rocker? is tat just to get it to fit or for something to do with the ratio?