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Old January 23rd, 2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Experience with Metaltech shock link? 1098

Does anyone have first hand experience with the Metaltech progressive shock link below on a 1098? I've been looking for a link that won't require a TTX nor mods. to the OEM Ohlins shock and found this. Saw the Section 8 and D.O.S units as well but neither are available any longer.

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Looks like the ducshop link just not anodized. Call Marc at Ducshop in Atlanta....I think his link will work on a stock S Onlins shock and its on sale for 600 this month only.
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Looks like the ducshop link just not anodized. Call Marc at Ducshop in Atlanta....I think his link will work on a stock S Onlins shock and its on sale for 600 this month only.
I've read where the Ducshop linear link requires modification of the Ohlins S eyelet. Not looking to get into taking off the swingarm and what not again.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I've read where the Ducshop linear link requires modification of the Ohlins S eyelet. Not looking to get into taking off the swingarm and what not again.
Nah its easier than you think. Remove rear tyre....zaust?....and maybe 3 other bolts.

I did mine solo 3 times. Get a fren to help pick up and hold the swingarm for refitting.
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Nah its easier than you think. Remove rear tyre....zaust?....and maybe 3 other bolts.

I did mine solo 3 times. Get a fren to help pick up and hold the swingarm for refitting.
I've done it thanks.
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All the suspension links take some kind of mod to shock... The Ducshop is the easiest with just the eyelet swap, the Kyle link is biggest with modification to thx shock.
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The Kyle link requires the shorter eyelet - he just goes one step further and valves it the same as the DU744 which is what Ducati did with their corse link/swingarm and ttx shock package.
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If ya link your going to have to change spring, requires stiffer unit. Its just not a link here.
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That link no longer shows the part. But usually people are changing to a flat-rate rocker from the progressive one supplied standard.
And yes - that usually requires a different spring, as the leverage ratio is different to stock.
I know member EL Twin has some experience with this, and is a real advocate for the mod. I haven't gone this way (yet) but he is always telling me I should..

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As to the removal/refitting of the swing-arm - it is very easily done by yourself.
I have a drum just the right height to rest the rear of the swing-arm on while I remove it, and to line up and refit the pivot pin on reassembly.
The pain is if you want to take the swing-arm away from the bike you need to break the chain.
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