RG500 Strut

RG500 Strut

The LG RG500 Strut is a high quality piece that has been instrumental in making my Gammas more enjoyable to ride.

RG500 Strut

Stock Gammas can be perceived as having heavier handling than the light weight of the machine would imply. This is aggravated with the installation of wider wheels and tires, necessitating the alteration of the chassis geometry to compensate. Raising the forks up to 20mm in the clamps and installing an adjustable strut makes it possible to alter the steering head angle from 25.1dg (stock) to mid 23dg with about 98mm of trail (down from 110mm stock). These are very contemporary numbers and very effective.

This image shows the black Quad O-Ring seals used to insure a long service life for the spherical bearings.

RG500 Strut The light colored areas shown on the RG500 strut threads are Delrin (Acetal Homopolymer) inserts. This prevents the adjuster from turning in service, thus eliminating locknuts. Ride height adjustment is done by reaching in with a single wrench and turning the center section of the strut.
RG500 Strut Just for reference, here is the stock RG500 strut.
RG500 Strut

Installed and ready to ride, the LG strut is mechanical art with a purpose. It personalized the handling of my bikes to suit my preference.

As an added bonus, stability at speed is enhanced. Properly adjusted, this part will help your Gamma turn in easier and quicker while also providing more stability at the redline in top gear.

The specially sealed spherical bearings and robust construction have lasted for many miles of rapid riding.

For more information on chassis tuning and the use of an adjustable strut, contact me here at Lance Gamma.