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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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suspension

is there any way to set static sag one man?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Not unless your dog weighs as much as you do, and you can get him to sit on the seat. Why not offer a few beers to some friends?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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or you could find a performance shop in town to set your suspension for you
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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use a zip tie on a fork leg. that will measure the sag. what is it that you are trying to accomplish? handling or ground clearance? changing rake will alter handling. raising ride height will increase ground clearance. the lower the front end, the quicker the steering. raising the rear also accomplishes this.

adjusting compression and rebound is for high speed cornering. it's best to set them at the middle for street.

tire pressure is also part of the bike's suspension. fork spring and oil tuning gets too involved for DIY. after market rear suspension is the way to go.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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zip tie it

here's some pics of my front suspension:

Zip Tie will let you measure the sag.


I like my suspension soft and rake tight. This gives quick steering. front end was dropped about 1/4 inch and rear end raised to about 1/4. this will give head shakes hitting bumps at high speed, but it's manageable.



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