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post #1 of 2 Old 05-04-2007, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension setup for dummies

I'm looking for some information on what happens when you make various suspension setting changes. I wanted to add some preload to the rear and now I have the issue where the steering pulls when I make slow speed turns. I can feel a slight tug in the handlebars as I lean the bike over.

What I'm looking for is a list of "if you do x, then y will happen". And also, if you crank the rear preload all the way without adjusting anything on the front, you can expect what?

I've read a few things so far but those articles were all too concerned with rebound damping and other esoterica. I just want the basics.

Oh yeah. Why did I want add rear preload? I'm a heavy guy, ~255lbs. I felt that the bike was squatting at the back under acceleration. Is adding preload the right thing to do? Did I add too much? I'm at 4 now.

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-04-2007, 11:39 PM
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http://wilbersusa.com/wilbers/presen...sProtected.pdf

http://11109.rapidforum.com/area=83


Your going to end up installing a new front spring and rear preload spacer to get proper Sag for your weight, no way around it.
http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=108376136885

To make you really happy you'll add both Gold Valve Kits and spring to the front and a new rear spring.
http://www.race-tech.com/SubMenu.asp...howPage=street

To be really really happy you'll also replace the rear shock with one of the aftermarket units.

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