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post #1 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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SUSPENSION HELP

Have a 05 919... looking to possibly make some alterations to set her up for a little cross-country trip (2 up). Here my question... I need help with the suspension. The rear is WAY TOO SOFT and with me and my girl (and bags), the rear is no more... crushed. Me? 6'3" 240lbs, her 130lbs at 5'6"...

We are looking at possibly adding another adv bike to the stable... but I love the 919 and really want to do a trip on it.

Any help on suspension would be appreciated. I have had a few people ask about my solo set-up (sag, etc...) and I have no idea. I do feel it might be alittle soft for just me, but then again, I do not run the bike that hard. Just wanting to get it setup right.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 07:35 AM
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If the rear is bottoming out with the pre-load set to max. you will need to get the shock resprung. Race-Tech, Lindermann, or Traxxion should be able to help .

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A properly sprung bike allow the suspension to work better through the stroke. The bike being bottomed out does allow a full range of suspension motion. If you have to go too stiff it can over power the dampening.
Take a look at Mister Mike suggestions. Both shops do great work and get you bike working properly.

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If you decide to send it to LE, make sure you have a lot of



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Hmmm, shipped Priority Mail last Thursday, they should've got it on Monday...



Called him on Tuesday to ask if the fork leg outer with the grind/scratch mark was OK. No call back.



Called and asked again yesterday morning, still waiting for callback...



I'm thinking of having him do the shock only. I have the oem 750 forks as a spare set. One of the tubes might be a little bent, but can be replaced. I can take those to Tige at CycleMall (he's a racer and track day suspenion vendor for TI2TT) and have them revalved and resprung.



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damn your impatient....



sound like me...lol....


except i am much better looking...



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Slight hi-jack - Call my buddy Doug - 828/683-2538 , if your just wanting a revalve and stuff liek that, he's a master - Just tell him Ned sent ya !

Hi-jack over - What kind of budget are you looking at ? If your just wanting to go on the cheap, re-spring is good, but, if your wating to increase performance while loaded, check out a new shock - Youll get loads of cool adjustments and it will totally surprise you how much better a new rear shock can transform your bike -

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Quote:
Originally Posted by barton664 View Post
damn your impatient....



sound like me...lol....


except i am much fatter looking...
Duude, all he has to do is tell one of his guys to pull it out of the freakin' box and look at it. He would've had the spares by now, so when he gets to doing mine, he won't have another week to wait. How hard is that?

Oh, and the reason you're fatter looking is because you're fat...


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