Suspension for plus size models
Posted March 25, 2003 - 03:54 PM
Before I go any further I wanted to hear what others have come up with.
Posted March 25, 2003 - 04:38 PM
Posted March 25, 2003 - 05:59 PM
I am using the race tech 5.8 rear with the stock front springs and it works well for my 220lbs + gear. I tried the .48 springs and did not like them. Race tech said we would need revalving to get it to work the way you might want it. I like the stock front set up. I thought it would not work with the 5.8 rear but the combination works for me.
Posted March 25, 2003 - 06:28 PM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 06:11 AM
Like everything else about this bike it is so close to being perfect. I have enjoyed the tinkering and I feel I am pretty close to solvng this issue.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 09:26 AM
I put in Factory Connection 5.8 kg 10-3/4" Free length Yellow, Set spring 10.375" preload. (Do not exceed .6" preload!) Rebound = 7 clicks out, Low compression 6 clicks out, High compression 1-1/8 turns out (standard)
Worked great for me.
Steve Ross Factory Connection 800-221-7560
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:26 PM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 05:43 AM
Thats a little simple but gives you the basic idea. Get someone to walk you thru it once and you will not be afraid to change your own springs again. Start to finish is less than 30 minute job. Completely tearing down forks is not much more dificult if you have the space and method for dealing with cleaning and disposing of fork oil.
Posted March 27, 2003 - 06:43 AM
I am at 250lbs, I have not set the sag yet. I wanted to switch to a 6.0 rear spring. I was going to do this before I went through an entire revalve process.
Do I need to have the rear re-valved? I don't race a lot and when I do it's going to be mostly enduro type riding. I dont even know which clickers are which, and what effect they have on the suspension. When I have messed with them, I have noticed no difference at all.
opinions on this subject would be a great help in the decision making process.
Posted March 27, 2003 - 01:30 PM
Turn your rebound cickers all the way full hard(very important) and remove the top cap.
Is this something new? I have never heard that this was important but it would make sense to have to "zero" out the settings. Can you elaborate on this? Thanks.
Posted March 27, 2003 - 01:56 PM
Your dampening adjustments should cover your 6.0 spring for trail riding just fine. You will most likely want to go higher than the stock settings for dampening. Experiment with one adjustment at a time until you like the handling. I am going to have mine revalved over the winter. But I use the 5.8 spring with the stock valving.
Posted March 28, 2003 - 06:37 AM