PW80 suspention upgrade?

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  • gcurren

Posted October 16, 2010 - 02:28 PM


Is there a suspention upgrade for the pw80? My son is bottoming it out on jumps. Or should I just not let him jump the 80?

  • Smacaroni

Posted October 18, 2010 - 06:29 AM


well, it's not quite made for jumping.

Check the PW 80 Questions thread.

Page 28 (post 278) is the front suspension upgrade, still working on the rear.

  • Curlytop

Posted January 15, 2011 - 10:39 PM


Smacaroni (or anyone else that has a picture or two!!), please may you post a picture or two of the position where to drill for the top rear shock mount.

I would love to get just a little more height for my daughter so that the bike doesn't quite feel so small.

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  • Smacaroni

Posted January 17, 2011 - 06:57 AM


Oh, yeah, I get absent minded sometimes.
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The reason I drilled this in this position is so it could be drilled again above that point for a slightly lower seat height, if needed. I'm guessing most people just drill a new hole straight back. The left side of the photo is the front, the original hole is also towards the front. I forget what I size I used, either 5/16", 11/32" or 3/8". Stock size is 11mm, IIRC.

  • Curlytop

Posted January 17, 2011 - 08:01 AM


That is almost exactly where I drilled my daughters bike last night.

The worrying part was where you drill thru just the edge of two layers of material. I was worried the drill might skew off slightly and then not line up all the way true, but I got there quite easily in the end...

Thanks again for the pictures. The US$25 Extender + shipping to where I live is just not worth the costs.

A Jeep brake rotor gives the stand a perfect height to lean on - without it the bike almost topples on it's stand. (I'll get to extending the leg at another time.)

Amazing how much just 1" difference will make to a total picture and outcome!!

  • Smacaroni

Posted January 17, 2011 - 08:08 AM


Obviously it's too late now, but I drilled the whole way through both sides with a 1/8" bit. Then, I moved up a size or two and drilled one side, then switched over to the other. This way if it does walk, it should walk in a nearly uniform pattern.
The stepped-steel won't affect the rigidity, since the single layer part is in the area of the least stress.


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