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post #1 of 4 Old 04-25-2006, 12:23 AM
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Hi there, I am new to this, I have got a 919 only few month old.
I have had same problem with my rear suspension; after I have spend long time to made it harder, it still very soft. do you have any idea how to mede it harder without replacing the rear shock.
Roberto from Aussie

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-25-2006, 05:32 AM
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Get a passenger.

Really the only way to get the rear end to work the way it should is to get a new rear shock. The stock shock isn't designed for sporty riding with just one person, it's designed for 2 people w/ gear on. Sorry, man. I wish I had a better answer for ya.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "still soft." You must first set your static sag properly. If you do not know how, this how-to will explain.

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I guess I am the only person in the world that notices that article starts out wrong. They refer to rider or dynamic sag as "static sag"

Static sag is the amount of sag you get from unloaded suspension (wheel in the air) to just the weight of the bike alone compressing the spring.

Rider or dynamic sag is the amount of sag you get from unloaded suspension (wheel in the air) to the weight of the rider on the bike compressing the spring.

After getting proper rider sag numbers you should recheck your static sag. Anything less than about 6-8mm of static sag & you probably have a spring rate that is too high.

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