Not bike related, every now and then I get a chance to reminisce about where my mechanical journey started. This is a beautiful trip down memory lane at the recent “Cars and Coffee” day at the MTAQ car park. I worked on this era car (minus the LS1 engine) as an apprentice many many years ago. I was then and now still fascinated by how things work 🤔
This is the 2014 Evolution series shock with open chamber damper cartridge. Not the best design as the damper control piston head is a press fit onto the main body's aluminium shaft (see circled). This usually renders the damper cartridge unserviceable when it comes apart. Challenge accepted. The circle shows the control body after being repaired. This cartridge lived to see another day 👌
The wrong seat height has a huge impact on your body and the balance of your bike. This bike fit was tricky because the client had a pre-existing major right knee injury from a motor bike accident. It meant his knee could not cope with too much knee bend in the closed position.