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#551422 - 02/01/19 06:19 PM Re: Workshop Note - Fitting a Panhard Rod [Re: DaveW]
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It's rose jointed at both ends Bob if that helps!
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#551427 - 02/01/19 06:40 PM Re: Workshop Note - Fitting a Panhard Rod [Re: DaveW]
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It's not that Dave,

It's that the rod is not acting directly on the axle U bolts but effectively though an offset lever.

Probably not enough to worry about but it's there nevertheless.

I'd be tempted to check the U bolt tightness from time to time just to make sure.
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#551432 - 02/01/19 07:19 PM Re: Workshop Note - Fitting a Panhard Rod [Re: DaveW]
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Silly question Dave, but how did you “compress” the spring to check the travel clearance?
As I see from your pictures the leaf spring is fully (up) compressed, showing your neoprene pad pressed against the frame.
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#551434 - 02/01/19 07:28 PM Re: Workshop Note - Fitting a Panhard Rod [Re: DaveW]
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Hmm...
2 anti tramp bars, one Panhard rod and 2 leaf springs - almost 5 link suspension.
It suggests that 5 link is the way to go....

I did ask Peter Ballard if he had considered full IRS for the Trads. He suggested that there simply isn't room... he is right, given the fascinating MMC Chassis design that goes below the back axle....
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#551435 - 02/01/19 07:30 PM Re: Workshop Note - Fitting a Panhard Rod [Re: DaveW]
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IcePack, in the pictures, the spring is either full rebound (down) or static running position, not compressed.

Bob, yes I understand there may be leverage, and I'll check tightness, because these things do loosen anyway! Plus the fact that I have the thinner U bolts, and six leaves means not much thread to play with.....................
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