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suspension setup

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I'm looking for some settings that some of you use to get a rough idea on where to start. I just can't seem to get my suspension dialed in. I'm 160 lbs. WITHOUT gear and ride pretty much trails only. Very rocky/rooty trails with lots of rock gardens. I live in southern PA to be exact. Thanks for any info. Looking for click settings. Thanks again.

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You're going to need a lot more than clicker settings. You need a revalve, and if I were you, I would try lighter springs.

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i disagree, i think these things were set up for trail riders that weigh 160LB!!

Taffy

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I had the same problem with my 99 WR the mid stroke harsness killed me when hitting square edged or other abrupt stuff (roots, rocks, etc) with the suspension partilally compressed. I could not be adjusted out by me. I Went to ligher springs (0.43's), a complete revalve and ran the oil at 100mm. I'm 230lbs in riding gear. The work was done by George at Scotts Perfromance and it turned out very well. I only trail ride in the summer and ride flat out in the desert during the winter--no motocross or extream jumps.

Clark

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c2,

See the posting "Fork revalving shims and stacking"

First try softening the compression adjusters 2 clicks at a time.

I couldn't get the harshness out with the adjusters without producing a loose feeling, so went for the fork revalve. Just for the rocks and roots.

James

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James,

I was afraid I'd get that answer. You're totally right about the loose feeling also. Damn, setting this bike up is gonna bankrupt me. Thanks for the info.

Chris

Originally posted by James Dean:

c2,

See the posting "Fork revalving shims and stacking"

First try softening the compression adjusters 2 clicks at a time.

I couldn't get the harshness out with the adjusters without producing a loose feeling, so went for the fork revalve. Just for the rocks and roots.

James

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