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    Would you personally consider it sprung, or unsprung weight?
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      #3
      Originally Posted by 6 View Post
      Would you personally consider it sprung, or unsprung weight?
      50/50.

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        #4
        Depends on the spring and the linkage... Hawk is 50/50 as BTT says. Half on the frame, half on the wheel.

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          #5
          Take the whole shock assembly and weigh it using two scales, one scale under each eye. The reading on the fixed end is sprung weight, the reading on the moving end is unsprung weight.

          Or just 50/50.
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              #7
              Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
              Depends on the spring and the linkage... Hawk is 50/50 as BTT says. Half on the frame, half on the wheel.
              Interesting thought.....is the linkage unsprung? Does the linkage ratio effect that 50/50 #?

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                #8
                Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post

                Interesting thought.....is the linkage unsprung? Does the linkage ratio effect that 50/50 #?
                The inertial contribution is based on the linkage ratio.
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                  #9
                  What I meant about type of spring is that a torsion bar spring acting directly would be considered 1/3 unsprung vs 2/3 sprung. Linkages change that... and pushrods... and cantilevered systems can have the whole mass sprung except for the pushrods (and the proportion of the pushrods' contribution to unsprung vs unsprung weight is beyond my casual ... knowledge?....

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                    #10
                    Here is an idea: weigh the bike on two scales, one below each tire contact patch to measure total weight. Using a centerstand or similar and hold the front down so you take the load off of the rear, loosen the upper shock bolt and record this as unsprung weight #1, then remove the shock and record this as unsprung weight #2 - what is the difference?

                    Or just go with 50/50, remember that part of the shock is also sprung weight... so just don't go by the spring weight, but the shock weight for the 50/50.

                    What are you aiming for?

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by JanM View Post
                      What are you aiming for?
                      That's a whole nother question.

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