Basic MX suspension setup tips
Posted April 29, 2012 - 11:59 PM
I'm guilty of not setting up my sag yet, but my question is, when I've flat landed a jump or landed on the face of another, sometimes it's bouncing back up and causing the bike to lift up and unsettle even come off the ground a little if it was a hard landing.
This was on a hard packed track too.
Is this because of my riding or something to do with the bikes setup? Or maybe a little of both even?
Any thoughts or tips would be much appreciated.
Ps. Forgot to add that the bike is an '04 CR250 and all I know about the suspension is that the compression on the forks is to the manuals spec and I haven't checked anything else as yet. Also the bloke I bought it off told me it had a CRF450 shock in it too. Which I believe is a little heavier on the spring.
Posted April 30, 2012 - 04:32 AM
Bouncing is too fast shock rebound. Turn the shock rebound adjuster clockwise untill it doesn't try and throw you over the bars. Also try not to land into jump faces.
This is a pretty standard way to tune your suspension.
Posted April 30, 2012 - 11:33 PM
It's hard getting my head around all the new stuff coming from road to dirt, like different boots not sitting down etc etc.
Thanks for the link too I'll have a read over it.
Edited by RGVMelb, April 30, 2012 - 11:54 PM.