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post #1 of 8 Old 10-14-2010, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Shock replacement tips on settings

I just had a stock shock rebuilt by Sasquatch & am going to install it sometime over the next couple of days. Any tips out their on the proper settings after the install? Also I will be pulling the stock used shock from my wee & putting it up for sale for someone to have rebuilt. Any interest contact me at [email protected] . I bought a used one to have rebuilt so I didn't have to put my bike down during the rebuild.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-14-2010, 07:57 PM
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I just had a stock shock rebuilt by Sasquatch & am going to install it sometime over the next couple of days. Any tips out their on the proper settings after the install? Also I will be pulling the stock used shock from my wee & putting it up for sale for someone to have rebuilt. Any interest contact me at [email protected] . I bought a used one to have rebuilt so I didn't have to put my bike down during the rebuild.
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Use the preload to set your total sag to 40mm. As for the rebound setting probably best to talk to Sasquatch about that.

PM me a price on the old shock.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-14-2010, 08:28 PM
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I bet Sasquatch sent some instructions... :mrgreen:

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Set the rebound adjuster at the center of its adjustment. Ride on a bumpy road were you can hit one bump at a time. Notice whether you feel that the rear bounces way up and back down. You need more rebound damping. Or, notice whether the rear doesn't extend all the way up to where it should be after a bump (packing). You need less rebound damping.

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Along with the shock replacement I'll br retorqing the steering head & installing .90 Sonic springs w/ emulators. So this will be all new. I imagine it will take a while before I arrive at all the proper adj.

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General Hint: do one thing at a time - front or rear. Too many variables are hard to sort out.

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Good idea but thats just not the way it worked out this time

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