Have got my buddy Luke's FL350 in place to do some repair to. The guys who went to D-Town in Feb. know this was a sad day for Luke...his buggy BROKE after trailering it 20hrs. Made like a 10 min rip and the left rear wheel came rolling by him...and the rest you can kinda figure sucked pretty bad
The list of carnage is as follows...Axle broke, bearings toast, left rear shock bent like a banana (shaft, and upper mount on the shock body) some pics of the pile of toasted parts...
NOW...because I wanted to be evenly serviced I sent BOTH shocks to Works. They had to replace both rear shock shafts...which kinda got me thinkin. Both upper shock mounts (on the shock...not the chassis) had shown signs of binding pretty good. AND BOTH shafts are bent...HMMMMMM. Also noted that the NYLON upper bushings were egging pretty bad on the shocks. So I took a look at the mounting points of the shock and stroked the suspension to observe the action and range of motion...WOW what a funky setup the 350 has. The shock has to allow a second range of motion (almost side to side) to allow the rear suspension to arc and pivot simultaniosly.
NOT the best setup from Honda...but put this together to try some new stuff for Luke. Gonna rip it around the shop this weekend with the gopro pointed at it to see how it works.