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ridethedesert

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Rear suspension ideas for FL250??
« on: November 23, 2008, 11:11:44 PM »
Just got back from the desert on my newly restored Honda Odyssey. Thing gets up to 50 mph but nearly rolled the thing just hitting the rythm sections on trails. I've seen the frames cut in half and adding shocks between the two, but I'm looking to more so do a upper and lower control arm on the rear axle with some shocks from those to my roll cage. I've seen pictures on this forum of it being done and also a guy on Odyssey Insanity had his done. Anyone done this or know what parts from other ATV's or Quads are necessary?

Adnoh

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Rear suspension ideas for FL250??
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2008, 09:57:21 AM »
Is it worth the money invested. If your a die hard 250 guy than yes and I would look at an H design instead of trainling arm design for rear. Its a easier set up and less math. An H design sould be able to be bought on ebay since there is a lot of UTV long travles installing new arms. Then you could use cheaper pair of shocks also bought used. The utv shocks most likely to big. The front can be done using a atv aplication. Agian turning to ebay for parts. weld up a arm confiqurition based on the quad you bought arms for and there you go. Set up you arms front and rear at a GC and work up. This will assure it does bottom out hitting frame wioth out shocks being at full droop. Also with quad set up you get front breaks and set up with bias valve for front to rear bias. Weight he machine add weight for arms and shocks base the parts off of these #,s. I would use in front honda parts there usally over engineered and will take the abuse and in rear look in dirt wheels to see who offer the less expensive after market parts for build. Cut up axle add cv's designed for H rear arms and hubs and there you go. I estimate it will take you around 300 hrs and $3,000.00 for conversion. Tie in rool cauge and nerf bars to new upper and lower mounts and shock hoops to strenghen frame. Thees an idea now get hacking. Hint on help in woops use a front end that racks thu stroke it will take the hit out of it and keep front end down. Last but not least get gokiee elct. start and convert pilot steering wheel to it and no need for for brake bia valve and has the start button and other  items for upgrades.Good luck and have fun. Oh ya Post up pics.

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Rear suspension ideas for FL250??
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 01:25:31 PM »
would it not just be easier/more time efficient just to upgrade to a more powerful Odyssey with suspension and reverse, obviously a Honda Odyssey Fl350 or pilot? :shock: