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Lightbulb Leaf Spring Suspension???

Could these be used on motorcycles???



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Re: Leaf Spring Suspension???

I'm sure the technical answer is yes, but why would you want to do so? Lookalike a marketing gimmick to me. And how would you combine such an attangement with the front discs and brake callipers.
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Re: Leaf Spring Suspension???

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... how would you combine such an attangement with the front discs and brake callipers.

There are a front disc and calipers if you look closely.

Kinda hidden.
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Re: Leaf Spring Suspension???

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There are a front disc and calipers if you look closely.

Kinda hidden.

I stand corrected, but....................................

we're talking a different dimension of magnitude in hauling down a 250 Kg motorcycle travelling at 125 kph compared with a 10Kg bike travelling at 40 kph.

So it's a gimmick even by cycle standards.
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I've never been interested in suspension for Road or Hybrid bicycles because of the extra weight, but this setup looks interesting.
This does not look like it would work for a heavy motorcycle.
What about dampening?
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Interestingly, the road feel is claimed to be increased with this suspension over traditional shock absorbers.

Could composite rather that steel produce a dampening effect?

Also, lower weight.
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