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posted July 03, 2009 03:48 AM        
Suspension set up

Sorry I know the gurus on here must get sick of this subject.
I'm stock wheelbase , 16/41 cogs , stock motor , dry 40 shot activated in third gear
strapped front ,pc/BMC ,full Yoshi 4 into 1 and weigh .215 lbs starkers.
Should I start with rebound and compression half a turn back from full ,and keep the
stock spring preload and then try to fine tune it from there?
I've never adjusted from the stock setup and because of my lack of experience am
looking for a rough idea to get started and hopefully chase that 9 second pass that I know I should be doing! Thanks guys.
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kawasakijockey


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posted July 03, 2009 06:28 AM        
Since you are swb you can start with your rebound there, but a half turn just might be too much on compression. I would start with 1.5 turns. If you are not carrying the front tire or spinning, dont change anything until you do. The spring preload is factory set for a 165lb rider. If you bottom out the squat put a couple turns on the spring rings.
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posted July 03, 2009 09:15 AM        
Thanks for the advice , we have five hours of grudge , heads up racing between two towns today . The track is going to be prepped better than it usualy is, so I'm hoping on a PB !!

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kawasakijockey


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posted July 03, 2009 09:20 AM        
Good luck. Be patient when setting up the shock. Most times a quarter turn can show results. Remember that if you stiffen the rear your reaction time will quicken too. So if you start redlighting you will know what the deal is.
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8.68 @160mph 5lbs boost

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posted July 03, 2009 09:53 AM        Edited By: dubious on 3 Jul 2009 17:54
do you have a decent baseline tire pressure figured out?
if it spins lower it, if it doesn't increase it.
Hopefully the track prep will remain somewhat consistent
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posted July 03, 2009 01:21 PM        
Our track is normaly not prepped at all and i run my Shinko ultra soft 003 at 12llbs.
Today I will put in 15 llbs
Thanks guys
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