Potentiometer mounts

Discussion in 'Tech' started by DWhyte91, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at add suspension potentiometers for data. I've found a place that has the mounts but they're overseas and want my kidney for shipping costs. Anyone stateside make these? It's for a ttx shock.
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  2. drop

    drop Well-Known Member

    I made several of those. Call Jon at ctr suspensions. He has them in stock. The ones for the fork that is.
     
  3. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks! I guess most people make theirs. I don't have the proper tools and would rather not hack something together.
     
  4. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Could probably have a machine shop make them for you for not the cost of an arm and a leg if you have some measurements to give them.
     
  5. metricdevilmoto

    metricdevilmoto Just forking around

    For which shock?
     
  6. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert

    I had to make mine although I had to come up with a different solution for the rear as there was no room to get a linear pot in next to the shock on the single sided swingin' arm.
     
  7. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    I'm kinda lazy and I'd rather just pay the shipping for the ones that I know will work then deal with the back and forth.

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  8. metricdevilmoto

    metricdevilmoto Just forking around

    Does it have the threaded holes already in the lower clevis and shock body?
     
  9. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    Yes it does
     
  10. metricdevilmoto

    metricdevilmoto Just forking around

    Use a piece of aluminum tube as a standout and run a piece of hardware through the heim joint on the pot. Make it only as long as it has to be to limit deflection, although there should be almost no resistance in a good sensor and the heim joint will take care of the rest. Not sure what pot sensors you're using, but I've done setups like that using Penny & Giles pots and it worked fine.
     
  11. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    I was going to be using the AiM ones but I'm switching my setup so I'll take a look at the ones you've suggested.
     
  12. Riders Discount

    Riders Discount 866-931-6644 ext 817

    On our 2013 bikes we picked up these nuts from Scott Smart that had the pot mounts integrated for the rear shock:

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    On the 2014 we had captive nuts so we did brackets like what metricdevilmoto suggests. We did need to do a small riser on the top mount for the 675 to accommodate the AIM pot we were using
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  13. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    I like the bracket idea a bit better. That way I can remove the shock/pot at the same time for a spring change and not worry about damaging the pot trying to take the shock out and it dangling around. The zx10 is a pain in the ass to get the shock out.
     

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