Originally Posted by andy9980
So what would happen to the ratio if you raised the pivot point mounting of the rocker up say 1 inch lengthened both the tie rod and the shock eye would that effect the rocker ratio? sorry if im being dum...
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.