Finally, the new links for the RC are here!
Some of you may remember a while back there was a discussion of being able to get these rear links made available to us at a huge discount. Even though there was a lot of interest there wasn’t much commitment from the community. None the less, I took it upon myself to see this project through.
I am happy to announce that the 3rd generation of rear RC-51 links are now being provided to the RC community. Not only have there been a few improvements, but the price is considerably less than the previous 2 generations.
So what does a modified rear link do for the RC? The aftermarket links offer a few advantages over the stock link such as raised rear ride height and a better, and more linier, application of hp through the rear suspension to the road. This is accomplished by a slight change in the axes from the stock link. Not only is this geometry change beneficial to the bikes handling characteristics, but there is a weight savings over the stock link as well.
Why should someone choose this link over a mori or dk link? There are several reasons. The first being this link is lighter than both of the other aftermarket links. The second is that there has been an ever so slight geometry change from the 2nd gen. link(dk) that both the cad engineer and myself believe will provide the most optimum performance for putting the power to the ground. Basically it’s a balance between the most aggressive design for the link, in the application of power through the rear wheel, while still keeping the linier application of that power as flat and stable as possible. There is almost nothing worse then trying to power out of a corner and having the rear step out on you, or the front shoot skyward, because of an abrupt power surge….be it from our ham fisted throttle control or through the sudden loading up of the rear suspension. The 3rd and final drastic change is the recontouring of the links axis bulkheads. On one of the bulkheads(rounded outer diameter over the axis) there was an abundance of metal. The problem is that when one would unload the suspension, such as cresting a hill, the bottom edge of the shock mount would tap the link bulkhead. This may not be a great problem, but rather an annoyance. The issue has been addressed and now the bulkhead has enough clearance for the shock mount to pivot freely without interference.
The new links are being made available to SZ members for more than 100 less than can be found elsewhere. The breakdown is as follows.
10……….shipping to the contiguous 48 states
Payment options are very simple and easy to follow. Due to the fact that unscrupulous people are becoming more and more common, and ruining many payment options for the honest people, it is with great regret that I can only accept one form of payment. That form is a United States postal money order. The payment options are not up for discussion and are final, just as is the price of the link and shipping. Please do not ask me to make an exception.
For peace of mind I am offering a money back guarantee. I have a jig set up and test fit every link before I package them myself for shipping, so I know you will receive your new link in A-1 condition. If for some reason you don’t like the link just send it back in its original unused condition for a refund. You must contact me before doing so. I would need to give you an RMA number.
Please note there is a limited number of these(40) and there are no plans for another batch. This project is too expensive for someone such as myself to try and fund again.
Pics to follow.......