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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Time to Harden Up

I was messing around with the shock and fork and decided it was time to adjust them a bit as I'd loss weight and the bike has more miles on it and is run in. I like a tight handling bike SO I click in another step of preload in the rear and 1 1/2 turns in the front. Not a whole lot of change BUT it does seem the handle a bit better in the turns. Before I had a bit of "Wallowing" and the the bike seemed to "Hunt" in sweepers. Now it tracking nicely BUT not harsh I still want to try the rebound and maybe a bit more preload up front. I am keeping track of the changes and will let you know how it works out.

I have softened up the preload for a road trip to make it a "Lazy Boy" ride and while it was comfy the bike handled like poo.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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That's always the trade off with suspension settings, I understand what you mean by the wallow so both my bikes are set up somewhere between full track set up and being a easy HD rider on a long straight, since I like to hit corners hard cant afford the wallow effect.
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