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  • Setting sag... Please school me!

    I need sag class 101 for dummies. First, sag is measured how much the rear "sags" or compresses under its own weight, right? :dunno I am assuming this is changed by adjusting the rear spring. How much is the right amount and whats the best way to go about getting it dialed in right?
    My rear shock is still at factory setting (not rebound or dampning) and I feel like it needs to be torqued up a bit for my big butt (230 lb). Somebody please school me on finding the right adjustment for my bike.
    Full Yosh - PCII - K&N - Protek rear sets - Joe V mod - Pair Valve removed - Mobil 1 Synthetic - Shaved subframe - BRG 1/5 throttle - Yellow windscreen - Ministalk signals - Hugger - Manual fan switch - TRE - Gap mod with custom tray - GPS - Krisnett spools - Subrame raised 3/4" - 12 volt plug - Rear brake reservoir in tail - M1 Metzlers - Powerlet lead - Extended drain hose - Quick release seat & tank - Top gun undertail with clear lenses - Clock/Thermometer - License plate on swingarm - Belly

  • #2
    theres a faq. in the faq section done up by caster troy that would be extremely informative to you. check it out
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    • #3
      I have already read that post and will be trying some of it out. I was just wondering if there was a way it should be adjusted rather than "just set it at this" aproach. Even in the post the settings are set different per his preference. Just looking to understand it, not just set it.

      oh, by the way, thanks for responding.

      Peace
      Full Yosh - PCII - K&N - Protek rear sets - Joe V mod - Pair Valve removed - Mobil 1 Synthetic - Shaved subframe - BRG 1/5 throttle - Yellow windscreen - Ministalk signals - Hugger - Manual fan switch - TRE - Gap mod with custom tray - GPS - Krisnett spools - Subrame raised 3/4" - 12 volt plug - Rear brake reservoir in tail - M1 Metzlers - Powerlet lead - Extended drain hose - Quick release seat & tank - Top gun undertail with clear lenses - Clock/Thermometer - License plate on swingarm - Belly

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      • #4
        Have a read.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BurnCycle
          Have a read.
          Thank you! Just what I was looking for....
          Full Yosh - PCII - K&N - Protek rear sets - Joe V mod - Pair Valve removed - Mobil 1 Synthetic - Shaved subframe - BRG 1/5 throttle - Yellow windscreen - Ministalk signals - Hugger - Manual fan switch - TRE - Gap mod with custom tray - GPS - Krisnett spools - Subrame raised 3/4" - 12 volt plug - Rear brake reservoir in tail - M1 Metzlers - Powerlet lead - Extended drain hose - Quick release seat & tank - Top gun undertail with clear lenses - Clock/Thermometer - License plate on swingarm - Belly

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          • #6
            And my favorite http://home.iprimus.com.au/stevebm/suspension.htm
            "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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            • #7
              Awesome.... Thanks!


              Full Yosh - PCII - K&N - Protek rear sets - Joe V mod - Pair Valve removed - Mobil 1 Synthetic - Shaved subframe - BRG 1/5 throttle - Yellow windscreen - Ministalk signals - Hugger - Manual fan switch - TRE - Gap mod with custom tray - GPS - Krisnett spools - Subrame raised 3/4" - 12 volt plug - Rear brake reservoir in tail - M1 Metzlers - Powerlet lead - Extended drain hose - Quick release seat & tank - Top gun undertail with clear lenses - Clock/Thermometer - License plate on swingarm - Belly

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              • #8
                here is another link to a page with some useful information on setting sag........good luck.
                http://www.biketweakers.com/staticsag.html
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                • #9
                  You guys rock.....


                  Full Yosh - PCII - K&N - Protek rear sets - Joe V mod - Pair Valve removed - Mobil 1 Synthetic - Shaved subframe - BRG 1/5 throttle - Yellow windscreen - Ministalk signals - Hugger - Manual fan switch - TRE - Gap mod with custom tray - GPS - Krisnett spools - Subrame raised 3/4" - 12 volt plug - Rear brake reservoir in tail - M1 Metzlers - Powerlet lead - Extended drain hose - Quick release seat & tank - Top gun undertail with clear lenses - Clock/Thermometer - License plate on swingarm - Belly

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                  • #10
                    pay attention to the amount of friction in the rear linkage if your sag is diff by more than 4mm as per race tech method INVESTIGATE WHY this has a major impact on how the bike handles.

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                    • #11
                      Holy Shiznit Batman! What a difference setting up the suspension has made! The bike feels so much more planted. I set it up per "jamies" race specs and set the sag to my weight. What a friggin difference. An added bonus the thing wheelies like mad with the rear suspension tightened up. Before I never could get the bike up in second gear but now at 70 mph just hit the throttle and wham! its up! I wish I had done this the day I took it out of the crate. Thanks for all your help guys...
                      Full Yosh - PCII - K&N - Protek rear sets - Joe V mod - Pair Valve removed - Mobil 1 Synthetic - Shaved subframe - BRG 1/5 throttle - Yellow windscreen - Ministalk signals - Hugger - Manual fan switch - TRE - Gap mod with custom tray - GPS - Krisnett spools - Subrame raised 3/4" - 12 volt plug - Rear brake reservoir in tail - M1 Metzlers - Powerlet lead - Extended drain hose - Quick release seat & tank - Top gun undertail with clear lenses - Clock/Thermometer - License plate on swingarm - Belly

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