HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Deman

DRZ400S SAG

17 posts in this topic

Just returned from setting up the SAG on my DRZ.

What is a good FREE SAG for it?

And what's a good RIDER SAG?

I managed to make the rider sag 95mm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depending I what kind of riding you are doing, 95 should be good. Because I am a little harder on my DRZ, I reduced the sag , to compensate for the softness of the spring a little.

Kit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is 95mm/3.75" with me on it, and 28mm/1" static. That is with the stock spring and I go 215 W/O gear. Rides well at that setting. have not bottomed hard since setting it there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I setted up the rider sag at 95mm but the free sag is 35mm how can I lower the free sag to about 25mm without making the rider sag lower? I cant right? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i weight about 130lbs, on a 00 S

as i ride sm on the street, i don't really setup the sag so accurately, i just like it soft on the rear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your measurements , it sounds like you need a lighter spring, what are your compression settings from full in?

If your bike is new, a little ride time and that spring will probably set more, I wouldn't jump for a lighter spring at this time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt I need to change my spring as I wheight only 150lb

Then you probably *do*.

The bike is sprung assuming an "average" weight of around 180 lbs. We all know that the rider weighed 30# more (21)) that he needs a heavier spring. Any wonder that a guy 30# less would need a lighter one? It just doesn't come up as often as most adult males are heavier (esp. w/all the old guys out here!).

Since the bike is kinda soft anyways, a lot of lighter guys can get away with the stock suspension. But really, with too much free sag , because the srping had to be set way light for the race sag, and too heavy a spring for your weight, in theory the bike's geometry wouldn't be right. That's the theory. Its up to your butt whether you need to do anything, but at your weight you can't have both things "right".

Luckily, I weight 175 to 180 so I have never touched my preload setting!

-Vince

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am at 160...and I am really pushing the limits of the stock setup. I've spent hours trying to set things up with clickers, sag , and extra fluid - waiting for the new year when I can have the local Race Tech set me up. As I've said in other posts, I've stiffened the rear up beyond recommended race sage - to avoid the hard bottoming out that hurts.

It is possible, but if you are serious about riding, no matter what your weight, the DRZ is probably a much better bike with new valves and springs in your suspension.

Kit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmm... :D or...I can gain about 30lb The holydays are here I got planty of time to eat and spend on the couch :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmm... :) or...I can gain about 30lb

When I started riding, I weighed 115 lbs. and could haul on a Suzuki 90. My bikes sure were light and quick then.... When I got my 360 2-stroke I think I still only weighed 135.

-Vince

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0