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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2010, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock settings

Hey guys.......has anyone changed their rear shock settings from stock? Mine was on the factory #5 spring setting, I lowered it to the #4 and left the rebound stock. I like the ride and handling at this setting. I always felt the stock setting was too stiff. I weigh 175 lbs. Post up any changes and your reasons.
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Wow... At 195 lbs solo and no gear, I went back from #4 to #3 preload setting and 12 clicks out from hardest rebound damping setting, making it more compliant without bottoming out on pretty rough roads and demanding conditions. I don't like slowing down for deep sharp dips in our 'roads'... Forks offered marginal support at maximum preload with 3/4 turn out on rebound damping with stock 10W fork oil, then at 3 turns out from max preload and 7/8 turn out with 15W.
This gives me a 40 mm front sag, and 48 mm rear sag.

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Invader........12 clicks out, would that be a softer or harder setting from stock?
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Softer. It means 12 clicks away from the hardest 'H' setting, towards 'S' (softer).
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I am on the third step of preload on the shock and moved the rebound to full soft. I am 5'8" and 190 pounds and it works great.

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