Bike Kickback on Jumps
Posted October 29, 2001 - 12:37 PM
It was still kicking back.
Do I need to speed up the rebound?
Posted October 29, 2001 - 01:11 PM
I'm not a suspension expert by any means, but it sounds like something is wrong. Why did it just start kicking back recently?
Hardening the rebound would help kickback.
Maybe your pre-load changed somehow (stiffer)? Or your fluid is breaking down and loosing viscosity? Just a guess, good luck and maybe someone else will pitch in with some better help than this.
Posted October 29, 2001 - 10:23 PM
It could be another problem, have the gas pressure checked, you might have lost the gas.
Posted October 30, 2001 - 12:44 AM
If it has been awhile since your last fluid change, I'd look there. You may just want a re-valve. The builder will look for any worn parts, set up your valve stack to better suit you, and give you new fluid and fresh N2 charge.
Posted October 30, 2001 - 06:26 AM
I did have him add more fluid in the forks to make it a little stiffer as I prefer a stiffer ride anyway. Would stiffer forks affect the rear shocks rebound somehow?
Posted October 30, 2001 - 07:15 AM
Mine suspension was just rebuilt as well, Try these settings on your rear shock, they stopped my kick problem cold.
Compression (Top) 5 Out
Rebound (Bottom) 10 Out
Also check the alignment of your rear wheel very closely. If the settings are off just a little the rear wheel will kick out in that direction if you are on the throttle even just a little bit when leaving the fase of a jump.