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Sag110

Fork height 14mm

Compression on forks 2 clicks softer

Every thing else stock seems to work pretty good lowering the forks made it turn a lot better just wondering what everyone else is running

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Well mines a 14 but all my clickers are in the middle forks 3mm up bars in the forward position 6.6 rear spring and .54 upfront best handling and turning bike ive ridden

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Sooooo many variables in setup based partly on rider ability and terrain. Having prefaced with the obvoius.... I run mine with 96mm sag (used with non-stock linkage), forks up a few mm, rebound is pretty slow both ends but even slower in longer or muddy races. If I'm on a leisurely off-road ride settings go a few clickers softer compression, but I like slower rebound all the time and rarely change it unless it's a quick dry race.

 

And tire selection and pressure effects handling to a smaller degree.

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I run mine with 96mm sag (used with non-stock linkage.

Nice to see someone running the recommended sag on this bike!

He is only running the recommended sag due to the changed linkage.

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I set my rear suspension sag to 110 and secured the nuts. But now the suspension spring are slightly loose after that when bike free-wheel up the stand. Is this ok??

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Not ok??? Well this is not good news for my bike.

I weigh at 78kg. Suspension spring all parts are stock.

Maybe I should not set my sag at 110 perhaps..?

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Hi grayracer513,

 

Yes thanks I checked it twice and it's correct.

But when I put my bike on a stand with wheels off the ground, my rear suspension spring is rather loose. Still off the ground I even tried and able turn the spring by hand even with the two big nuts locked in place.

When the bike/wheels on the ground. then the spring is tight which is quite understandable because of the bike weight resting on it.

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What is the "free sag ", or "static sag" number? 

 

"Race sag" is the amount the suspension compresses from fully extended with the rider on board.  "Free", or "static" sag is how far it compresses under its own weight.  That should be about 25-35mm.

 

If the spring is actually loose, to where you can rattle it up and down, then it's wrong.  If that was the case, the free sag will be way too large a number.  If the free sag is in the right range, and the spring is simply loose enough to be turned by hand when on a stand, that's normal, and in fact is the easy way to turn the preload ring once you loosen the lock ring.

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What is the "free sag ", or "static sag" number? 

 

"Race sag" is the amount the suspension compresses from fully extended with the rider on board.  "Free", or "static" sag is how far it compresses under its own weight.  That should be about 25-35mm.

 

If the spring is actually loose, to where you can rattle it up and down, then it's wrong.  If that was the case, the free sag will be way too large a number.  If the free sag is in the right range, and the spring is simply loose enough to be turned by hand when on a stand, that's normal, and in fact is the easy way to turn the preload ring once you loosen the lock ring.

Hi grayracer513,

 

My race sag is 110mm.

I will have to measure the free/static sag. However I don't remember if the spring does rattle but I will check again.

 

Thanks for the info.

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I run for stock fork my suspension guy told me theses settings and bike felt pretty good

Sag 110

Forks-comp:18 out

Rebound:8 out

Shock: comp:14 out

Rebound: 8

High speed all the way out

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I've been all over the map, yesterday's settings I probably won't like the next day... No one setting for me...

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I've been all over the map, yesterday's settings I probably won't like the next day... No one setting for me...

You must have a base set, a starting point for hard, sand, mud or rocky terrain.

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You must have a base set, a starting point for hard, sand, mud or rocky terrain.

Not really. Base setting being stock.... Lots of things change as I move things around. Moving the bars forward, 48t-49t, different map setting, sliding the axle back and forth, etc etc.

I'm looking for a good front/rear balance setup and as of now I have something pretty solid but it could change with a different tire and such....

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I understand suspension setup, I try and not to do a half-ass job when it comes to setup...

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Sag110

Fork height 14mm

Compression on forks 2 clicks softer

Every thing else stock seems to work pretty good lowering the forks made it turn a lot better just wondering what everyone else is running

so 14mm for the front forks. you slid them up 14mm? sound roughly right. i watched a vid on chad reeds yz450 and they seemed slid up pretty far to

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