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Just a thought now, mind you, but with the swing arm now being below the pivot, the wheel will have an increased rearward component (an eccentric?) to its arc in reaction to pothole impact compared to the original pivot location, which is a good thing; but, if the swing arm were placed above the pivot, that would lower the CG (ala Hudson), and increase the swing arm angle allowing the greater rearward component in the wheel arc. The pivot brackets would now be in compression and may require greater thickness. Just a thought.
the wheel will have an increased rearward component