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August 9th, 2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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supermoto conversion question

Hi all,
I had a dealer convert my husaberg to supermoto for me, and in the invoice they stated a few things which I thought may be concerning. :
They left this note:
"It is recommended that attention is paid to brakes and
suspension. As intended, the factory brakes are designed to deal with
mostly off road situations with nobby tires. The use of street high
performance tires will add an unplanned stress on the braking system.
The rear suspension has been lowered to accommodate a 35"
standing height. The factory shock is intended for a much higher
riding position. It is not recommended that a new and shorter shock is
installed to ensure full suspension travel is achieved again. Until then,
not off-road riding or jumping must be attempted. The swing-arm must
not be fully extended on rebound"
Is there anything I should do to the bike to make it safer? Should I be worried about the brakes and the lowered rear shock?

Thanks, Theo
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August 9th, 2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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I suppose your talking about a 2007 Fe 450?
Your brakes should work ok. Just dont expect them to work like the FS brakes
or use then hard in race conditions.
I have had an enduro shock shortened 10mm internally which is FS spec and it works just fine and has no problems in any conditions. I’m not sure what they did to your shock but I hope they at least raised your forks to accommodate before returning it to you.

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August 9th, 2018, 11:48 PM   #3
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No jumping with a supermoto? Taking a bike for a ride on the street ok but will you race there will be jumps.

Supermoto or Supermotard is a motorcycle race on a track that alternates between three kinds of race courses: the hard packed dirt of flat track, the irregular jumps and obstacles of motocross, and the paved tarmac of road racing.
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August 10th, 2018, 12:32 AM   #4
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To me, that rear shock situation is an unacceptable, irresponsible, and dangerous suspension modification. I’d be rather angry actually. It’s entirely possible to modify the shock to make travel shorter using internal spacers. such a modification is even possible as DIY as it’s just a question of plastic spacers.
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August 10th, 2018, 02:20 AM   #5
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should still be able to top out the shock?

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