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Does anyone have any experience with this linear suspension link from Forsaken Motorsports?

forsakenmotorsports.com/products/ducati-linear-suspension-link/
 

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I was just looking at that for 7-8 days, looks nicely made and the fact you don't need to mod anything is also nice.... But in the end I went with Dan Kyle. Only a little bit more money. It comes with full Ohlins USA warranty big plus.

And more obvious has AMA rides using it.

The Forsaken piece does look nice. And The kyle link isn't the only 1 out there that works good. So I would think that the forsaken works. But Dan can offer a lot of technical help. And as 1 is learning suspension/geometry set up that makes all the difference in the world.

That's what sold me on the Kyle link.
 

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Beautiful piece.. hopefully patrons of the product will chime-in and give feedback -
 

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I am bookmarking this. It'll be a good alternative for anyone who wants to upgrade shock first but may want to upgrade the link later down the line. That's what I'm planning to do.
 

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Same here is why I was asking. I've gotten the shock and link upgraded currently and now I'm looking at a linear link as a next step solution on my suspension.

I've not read one article or bit of information from anyone who's purchased one for a rider review. I guess one of us on here need to purchase one and provide some review of this unit.
 

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I am bookmarking this. It'll be a good alternative for anyone who wants to upgrade shock first but may want to upgrade the link later down the line. That's what I'm planning to do.
Wasnt it said somewhere that if you upgrade the shock to say TTX36 and go with the linear link, that you need a different spring in the shock, different ride height rod, and ideally shorten the shock to fit the link? Probably cheapest to do all that at once, rather than pay twice for some items?
 

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I just went the Kyle Racing route. Decided to go with the TTX shock and the Kyle linear link as the shock is designed to work with the link from a length as well as spring standpoint.

The TTX-GP shock explicitly states it cannot be used with the OEM link and is designed for the liner track link.

So just a word of caution, make sure the link and shock, you plan to use, are compatible.

Both are on the bike, but it'll be a couple of months before I get to ride it.





Although I bought the Kyle Ride Height Adjuster, I had to send it back to Kyle Racing to have them shorten it from 94mm to 90mm to get a 230mm ride height, using the Kyle Ride height tool. They suggest a ride height between 230mm-240mm. Without the 4mm machined off, I could only get a 238mm or higher ride height.
 
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Their suggestion was to go up 10Nmm in spring (2 steps) and use the Sato ride height adjuster. 1098r was used as the R+D mule. I would likely find right spring rate (sag) and optimum ride height to work with their link and then upgrade shock at a later date. That way you aren't revalving the shock a second time when you change spring
 

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Wasnt it said somewhere that if you upgrade the shock to say TTX36 and go with the linear link, that you need a different spring in the shock, different ride height rod, and ideally shorten the shock to fit the link? Probably cheapest to do all that at once, rather than pay twice for some items?
for most linear links, yes this is the case. The forsaken link claims to be a different design that can use the stock ride height adjuster and standard length shock. I would just need a stiffer spring which I can swap out myself.
 

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for most linear links, yes this is the case. The forsaken link claims to be a different design that can use the stock ride height adjuster and standard length shock. I would just need a stiffer spring which I can swap out myself.
Actually they claim you don't need to shorten the shock, but must run a shorter ride height adjuster. Also need to go up 2 steps in spring
 

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I'm going to bet it's similar the the now impossible to get Dept of Suspension linear link which was specifically designed to work with unmodified shocks and stock spring rate. I have the DOS on mine and it does exactly what it claimed..... best mod I made for suspension (after the 27mm triple clamps). Well worth the money.

If that link shares the same dimensions I'd expect great results from it.

I discovered an MV Augusta F4 ride height rod is the correct length and range of adjustment for a shorter link rod but it needs a 7mm spacer at one side of each rod end because it's narrower. It also looks identical to the Ducati Corse item and is very easy to adjust.
 

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Hello,

I'm Etienne Lafleche and co-owner of Forsaken Motorsports. Just to add a small note to this conversation. Please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected] for any info on our parts or set-up questions for your bike. We have experience on race bikes like our 1098R and I have been part of professional race teams in Canada and the U.S on cars like Porsche GT3 cup cars, Formula Atlantic, formula 3000 and so on as a mechanic. Motorsports is our passion and we hope we can share it with everybody !

Thanks for your time
 

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I just went the Kyle Racing route. Decided to go with the TTX shock and the Kyle linear link as the shock is designed to work with the link from a length as well as spring standpoint.

The TTX-GP shock explicitly states it cannot be used with the OEM link and is designed for the liner track link.

So just a word of caution, make sure the link and shock, you plan to use, are compatible.

Both are on the bike, but it'll be a couple of months before I get to ride it.

Although I bought the Kyle Ride Height Adjuster, I had to send it back to Kyle Racing to have them shorten it from 94mm to 90mm to get a 230mm ride height, using the Kyle Ride height tool. They suggest a ride height between 230mm-240mm. Without the 4mm machined off, I could only get a 238mm or higher ride height.
How do you know which is which? I didn't know there are multiple TTX shocks :confused: I was planning on using mine with the stock link. Is there a way to find out whether my TTX will work with that or not before attempting to put it on?

The cost of having the shock machined + a linear link would be more than I paid for the damn shock...just doesn't seem like an economical way, and I'm on a tight budget now.

Still don't get why none of these companies who make these links thought about casting them instead. These are very expensive for they are, and I completely get why...they are very complex pieces to machine...which is why I think casting would've done the job just fine (like a lot of other OEM parts) we probably could've had them for like $100 or even less!
 

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How do you know which is which? I didn't know there are multiple TTX shocks :confused: I was planning on using mine with the stock link. Is there a way to find out whether my TTX will work with that or not before attempting to put it on?

The cost of having the shock machined + a linear link would be more than I paid for the damn shock...just doesn't seem like an economical way, and I'm on a tight budget now.

Still don't get why none of these companies who make these links thought about casting them instead. These are very expensive for they are, and I completely get why...they are very complex pieces to machine...which is why I think casting would've done the job just fine (like a lot of other OEM parts) we probably could've had them for like $100 or even less!
I had no idea what I should get, so I called and spoke with Dan Kyle, it would be worth 5 minutes of your time to do likewise. Dan is very approachable and very willing to give you down to earth recommendations.
 
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