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I turned both nuts all the way in. about 1.5 to 2cm sag. I turned them 9.5 turns out. About 1.5 to 2cm sag. What gives?
I tried measuring it various times. I weight 160lbs if that matters at all.
 

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No I have it in my back yard. I just got it so I am doing some maintenance. Gonna chain oil and adjust chain tomorrow. I figured I would set the sag while I had it sitting there. But it reads the same sag no matter what setting I use. I turnd it all the way in and all the way out. Both the same. I thought you didnt have to ride to bike just to set static sag?
 

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No I have it in my back yard. I just got it so I am doing some maintenance. Gonna chain oil and adjust chain tomorrow. I figured I would set the sag while I had it sitting there. But it reads the same sag no matter what setting I use. I turnd it all the way in and all the way out. Both the same. I thought you didnt have to ride to bike just to set static sag?
Setting sag takes a few rides before you find the sweat spot of your desire. If you have turned in all the way in and out , there must some difference in the setting and only problem we can't see it or feel it at static. When I did my setting it took a few rides to set to my liking. If you can give the bike a few bumps with brake engage and see if makes any difference.
 

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Setting sag takes a few rides before you find the sweat spot of your desire. If you have turned in all the way in and out , there must some difference in the setting and only problem we can't see it or feel it at static. When I did my setting it took a few rides to set to my liking. If you can give the bike a few bumps with brake engage and see if makes any difference.
The thing is that I tied a zip to the fork. Sat on the bike waited. Dismounted. Remounted. Sat again. Every single time no matter the settings, the sag wont be more than 20mm. Usually sits between 15-20mm. Which seems more like margin of error than actual change. I am not going by feel. Its measured to be the same every time. Its really weird.
 

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Same as mine. Ideal setting is about 25mm to 35mm travel depending on the weight. Hang in there as other's might chip in to your setback by day break. Have any service been done to the fork's.
 

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I wonder if you have TOO MUCH spring in the bike, and that's keeping it from "settling" which = sag.
Im not a heavy guy but Im not featherweight. Im at 160lbs. That should be enough to move the sag around no? I literally have it turn counterclockwise all the way right now. The bike sags about 18mm.
 

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Yeah Ill keep tinkering and trying. Maybe its just a little stuck or something.
Since its 09 bike and if it has not been serviced , best to strip and have it serviced. My seals gave way during a ride but no big problem after which I striped and serviced with new oil / seals and its been good till to-date.
 

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Im not a heavy guy but Im not featherweight. Im at 160lbs. That should be enough to move the sag around no? I literally have it turn counterclockwise all the way right now. The bike sags about 18mm.
Are you doing this w/ you on board, or w/ you OFF?

To "set sag" you measure BOTH, then subtract, meaning it takes TWO people to measure while you settle down in the riding position....
 

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To "set sag" you measure BOTH, then subtract, meaning it takes TWO people to measure while you settle down in the riding position....
The exact way I measured was to let the bike sit, put a zip tie, push it all the way up, sit on the bike, wait a minute with it balanced, get off, measure where the tie is now from the top. That measurement is the same every time for some reason. Am I measuring this wrong? How are 2 people involved in this?
 

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How do you sit on the balanced bike without the sidestand down? Do you hold your balance on the wall?

Stock rear spring rate is too high for a solo 160 lb rider. To set proper rear sag, you would require a softer rear shock spring. Reducing the preload to position #1 or #2 may lower it a tad, but it won't make it much softer or any more compliant.

For the forks, I like them set at near maximum preload to reduce brake-dive and to prevent bottoming out on rough roads... You'd probably be okay at 9.5 turns out though.
 

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I just balanced on a chair that was nearby. Funny enough, I actually feel pretty good with the rear suspension. havent checked it yet. My front was way too stiff though. No bottoming out on my front on big ditches. Havent had the chance to try her on rough roads yet. She is pulled apart in the back a bit. Was setting the tps(was low) cleaning my chain(disgusting black goo) and changing my oil.
 

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You could try minimum preload on the forks and see if there's still enough support. What is the rebound damping set at? How are your tire inflation pressures?
 
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