South Wales Trail Riders

    Any suspension experts?


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    Any suspension experts?

    Post by shocker on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:45 pm

    Does anyone even bother trying??

    20 years ago I tried on a '88 Husky 250 and simply  made it unridable, so put everything back to the middle settings and never messed about much with what i don't understand since!

    Now got a CRF with a handbook and the urge to try again Very Happy

    The plan is to reduce to sag to the correct amount (-40mm) by increasing spring pre-load, then fiddle with the rebound and damping settings to get it soft enough for trail riding rather than Supercross  Shocked

    Now wondering if it's a job best left to a pro, have a go and see what happens or just crack and ride even if it's all wrong??

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    Re: Any suspension experts?

    Post by steve on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:51 pm

    There's a chap called Brokenlegs on the ktm forum that's supposed to know everything there is to know about suspension.

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    Re: Any suspension experts?

    Post by simon on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:59 pm

    Get your spring rates right for your weight, done this on my berg and its a different bike then set the clickers to suit yourself, for valving take it to a pro.

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    Re: Any suspension experts?

    Post by Taffy300 on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:07 pm

    As always...... Ring Dene.... 2 wheel engineering services.....Bridgend.......He will point you in the direction you need.
    Gareth Gates

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    Re: Any suspension experts?

    Post by Gareth Gates on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:29 pm

    chris hockey

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    Re: Any suspension experts?

    Post by phil990 on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:18 am

    just make sure you can go back to where you were before you f@@ked it up... Very Happy

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