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    Custom Bullit shuttle for air shocks??

    So I'm converting my 01 Bullit to an air shock and I start to think....

    Hmmm.....

    Wouldn't it be easy to make the leverage ratio more "air friendly" by fabricating a shuttle that would move the eye mount up towards the top tube???

    Unrelated. I painted it today too...


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    I did this to my 01 Heckler, when I recieved an 03 SL rear as a replacement. Only, I went the other way to make it more " coil friendly"(more linear, opposed to falling rate).
    I wouldn't think it to be as necessary for a air shock, only because you can tune it with the air pressure. But to make it use it's travel "better", you could be totally correct. Also a contributing factor would be the air shock you'd be using. For example, it would be less needed with a DHX air as opposed to a standard Float.
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    Are you aware...

    That the '03 and later model Bullits use such a system? I also put one on my '99 model. You can flip it up or down for a slight rising or slight falling influence, depending on what you want for your preference. BTW, Rideon, that's a nice piece of work on your bike there.
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    Thanks TNC. It's amazing what you can do with a hacksaw, file, drillpress, and alot of determination(sweat).

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    TNC,, which way creates rising/falling, my guess is up is falling and vic versa. and are the two ways really noticeable.

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    Good guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by fiddy_ryder
    TNC,, which way creates rising/falling, my guess is up is falling and vic versa. and are the two ways really noticeable.
    And yes, it does make a noticeable difference, though it's not a night/day type of deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    That the '03 and later model Bullits use such a system? I also put one on my '99 model. You can flip it up or down for a slight rising or slight falling influence, depending on what you want for your preference. BTW, Rideon, that's a nice piece of work on your bike there.
    My 2001 has that same shuttle but I was hoping some fabricator out there was making ones that had a higher mounting point.

    Which way should I have it set for an air shock? Up I'm guessing.

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    Further up.

    Quote Originally Posted by edge
    My 2001 has that same shuttle but I was hoping some fabricator out there was making ones that had a higher mounting point.

    Which way should I have it set for an air shock? Up I'm guessing.
    A Bullit's shock angle is pretty darned good with the newer "kicked up" shuttle in the up position. It's why SC went to that setup and not higher. I think you'd experience too severe a falling rare regardless of your shock, air or coil. I don't of anyone running the shock in the lower position for coil or air shocks, but surely someone is.

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    New Paint on your Bullit

    Quote Originally Posted by edge
    So I'm converting my 01 Bullit to an air shock and I start to think....

    Hmmm.....

    Wouldn't it be easy to make the leverage ratio more "air friendly" by fabricating a shuttle that would move the eye mount up towards the top tube???

    Unrelated. I painted it today too...

    Is that paint or powder coating on your Bullit frame? It looks really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67degrees
    Is that paint or powder coating on your Bullit frame? It looks really nice!
    tHANKS. That's 4 coats of primer and 4 coats of ultra flat black. I'm making stencils of santa cruz for the downtube and steve "the bullit" mcqueen for the headbadge. Should be a sick bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    A Bullit's shock angle is pretty darned good with the newer "kicked up" shuttle in the up position. It's why SC went to that setup and not higher. I think you'd experience too severe a falling rare regardless of your shock, air or coil. I don't of anyone running the shock in the lower position for coil or air shocks, but surely someone is.

    that was my next question. i moved from teh down to up position when i swapped out to the 8.5 i2i shock. im more of "hucker/free rider type" should i be running up or down?

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    Dude that is NICE!!!!! What did you use to remove the old paint, my bullit is starting to need a paint job. Hope all of the shock stuff works out!!!

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