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Briefly---I have a 230L, love it but want more and now just bought a 230f and am excited by the three rides I've done in and around Tecate so far. I'm overwhelmed by the suspension mod choices available, most of which are expensive. I don't want to throw money at the bike without knowing how it rides after spending $$$. My suspension is stock and I'm considering fork and rear shock upgrades. I would love to get even the briefest of rides on anyone else's bike who has done any of the following:
1.Emulators or new damping rods and rebuild
2. Steering stabilizer /damper
3. Either the Works, Fox , or the other (Hein sp?) shock
4. A reputable shop in town who has done these mods before. Mark at DMC is where I've been going for routine stuff.
I'm pretty sure I'm not up for finding an entire other set of forks from another model and fitting them. Too complicated for my patience level and old man riding style. Unless you know the shop/guy who can do it all.
Can I buy anyone a beer to let me ride around the block on their bike? I've been reading up about other peoples opinions on their suspension upgrades and it just isn't enough for me. I'd really appreciate a hand-on experience. Thanks in advance for any help.
my crf250r front forks wont compress fully but only when there on the bike!? I read that it could be because of the clamp bolts being too tight but I pulled them out as loose as I could get them and forks still only compress about a quarter of there travel and stick. when i pull them off the bike they compress PERFECTLY but the second i mount things up they start sticking and not wanting to compress. ive pulled the front wheel off and back on 2 times now and made sure i did everything correctly. what else could be going wrong!!?? by the way even when all the hardware tightening the wheel on are lose the forks still wont function.
First off I'm a mid pack b rider from Ohio that races hare scrambles, my weight is 170lbs. Problem I'm having on my Yz 250x is it is washing out in the mud, straight lines the front end is a sled, other wise feels great in dry conditions. Race sag at 108, was at 105,tried forks 5mm up in triple clamps, that helped alittle but then I felt like it was nose diving. So it's back flush now. Was running front compression at 10 and rebound 9. Shock 10c, 9r. I did take 20cc out of each fork leg so I can run the compression in more. I was out today and tested it multiple ways and the only way I got it to track descent in mud was forks at 7c 7r and shock 6c and 5r. That is way off from what manual states and if it's dry out those setting will fill like shit. Help please what is everyone else running there clickers at on the Yz 250x. Thanks
I am playing around with my suspension finding a solid set up for fast desert and logging road style riding. I have always wondered what makes a suspension tech so great. I have ridden bikes with pro tech'd suspension and it makes a world of difference. I want to know what they do that we as weekend warriors cannot in our own garage.
Quick question, I've got a 2016 300RR (open cartridge) and I'm putting some fresh fork oil in. (first timer) Do I need to remove the cartridge assembly to get the oil out of the cartridge as well? Or can I just pop the cap dump out the old yank the spring, fill to desired MM then toss the spring back in throw cap on and call it good? Additionally I'd like to remove some of the preload that apparently these bikes are coming with in the forks, I understand there's just one nylon washer under the cap, can this just be removed to drop the preload (forks are harsh in the top 1/3 thus the oil change to 5w and wanting to drop the preload)? Or does it need to have that washer in there so I'll need to get a thinner one / grind that one down?
Also unrelated, what do you guys do to keep your seats clean? Mines gotten really dingy and black stained from my pants. I see pics of guys betas all the time with their seats looking like their brand new (florescent red ) but no matter what I try it seems I can't get the dark staining out.