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post #21 of 191 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 05:35 PM
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Great write up! Thanks!
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Thanks for the reads guys, please do post your impressions and or questions.

Devil1, did you actually read this thing twice?


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Thanks for the reads guys, please do post your impressions and or questions.

Devil1, did you actually read this thing twice?
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wow, impressive and extremely well written, nice job!
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Me and a friend finally did ours today and wow, the front sag was WAAAYYYY off!!! I swear the bike was set up for a 130 lbs girl... I haven't had the chance to do any really aggressive riding but i swear I can feel a difference.. My friend did most all the research and I basically just let him show me what to do, but after reading through your write-up I'm very confident he knew what he was talking about... I only wish I had done this like a year ago!! After just riding casually I swear the bike feels more stuck to the ground and the front doesn't dive nearly as much as it used to.. Before today I had kinda experimented with the compression and rebound settings, but I think getting the sag right was extremely important.. Maybe it's all in my head, but I know for sure that it at least isn't diving as much anymore.. GREAT write-up, after reading through it I feel even better about finally taking the time to set my bike up, I'm stoked to get more seat time with it all custom fitted!! Everyone should definitely do this!
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Me and a friend finally did ours today and wow, the front sag was WAAAYYYY off!!! I swear the bike was set up for a 130 lbs girl... I haven't had the chance to do any really aggressive riding but i swear I can feel a difference.. My friend did most all the research and I basically just let him show me what to do, but after reading through your write-up I'm very confident he knew what he was talking about... I only wish I had done this like a year ago!! After just riding casually I swear the bike feels more stuck to the ground and the front doesn't dive nearly as much as it used to.. Before today I had kinda experimented with the compression and rebound settings, but I think getting the sag right was extremely important.. Maybe it's all in my head, but I know for sure that it at least isn't diving as much anymore.. GREAT write-up, after reading through it I feel even better about finally taking the time to set my bike up, I'm stoked to get more seat time with it all custom fitted!! Everyone should definitely do this!
Thanks for the read, and the feedback.

I wrote this in what I feel is order of importance. It's also the order I do my suspension setups in, and having watched a few others, the same order as they do theirs.

Hopefully soon I'll be posting some troubleshooting information, followed by service and upgrades.


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nice write up! very noticeable difference when the bike is set up properly. i did mine about a year ago, and set up a few other people. they noticed it also right away. will be needing to do again soon since i have put alot of miles on and bike was sitting through deployment. will follow your guide to see if i missed anything in my previous setup. again, well done!

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Thanks for the read, and the feedback.

I wrote this in what I feel is order of importance. It's also the order I do my suspension setups in, and having watched a few others, the same order as they do theirs.

Hopefully soon I'll be posting some troubleshooting information, followed by service and upgrades.
My friend must have read your write-up or a similar one, because we did ours basically exactly in the order you described... Today is supposed to be a hot one and I mite go try and hit the canyons to get a feel for it and further fine-tune the compression and rebound settings. I'm super stoked, and ya thanks again the write-up is really helpful!
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Nothing makes my eyes water more than a write up that normal people and engineers can understand. I say them in that order because these kinds of things are usual watered down so the everyday joe can understand what's going on. But in doing so they lose the accuracy afforded by using those long and confusing technical words and you'll find guys like me (BS Engineering and Business) pulling their hairs out in frustration.

Then you'll get the other side with the guys that can't speak plain English. I went to school with them and if it wasn't so detrimental to getting shit done I'd have laughed my ass off every time I saw one blumber through a presentation.

Great write up. Hits the middle ground perfectly and does a great job with descriptions and instruction. Now if my recently graduated @$$ wasn't so broke, I'd go do the work right now. Need to get the tools first. =\

Regardless.. . A+ Dan. What's your background in anyways?
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Nothing makes my eyes water more than a write up that normal people and engineers can understand. I say them in that order because these kinds of things are usual watered down so the everyday joe can understand what's going on. But in doing so they lose the accuracy afforded by using those long and confusing technical words and you'll find guys like me (BS Engineering and Business) pulling their hairs out in frustration.

Then you'll get the other side with the guys that can't speak plain English. I went to school with them and if it wasn't so detrimental to getting shit done I'd have laughed my ass off every time I saw one blumber through a presentation.

Great write up. Hits the middle ground perfectly and does a great job with descriptions and instruction. Now if my recently graduated @$$ wasn't so broke, I'd go do the work right now. Need to get the tools first. =\

Regardless.. . A+ Dan. What's your background in anyways?
Thanks for the feedback.

I'm a retired US Marine and I work in computer systems. But I became extremely interested in chassis and suspension, so I try to learn from every means possible. Being broke helps because it forces me to do things myself.

In the near future I'm planning to add troubleshooting and maintenance to this thread. So hopefully it will become worth more to everyone.


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