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post #1 of 10 Old 04-23-2004, 4:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fork adjustment

Trying to get my sag settings close. I'm fourteen turns in from full out, and was wondering at what point does the adjustment stop. Is it ramped? Will I eventually bottom out on something? My sag is currently at about 40mm (I weigh 215), so I have a ways to go yet. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Fork adjustment

You won't get sag close with the stock springs, they're just too light. At minimum, you'll need heavier springs, probably .95 or 1. The best thing to do, really, is take your forks out and send them to Dan Kyle. For around $430 he'll put in the correct spring, and revalve and polish. If that's not in your budget right now, just new springs would be about $100. Well worth it.

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Re: Fork adjustment

yes it will bottom out, and the aboce info is correct, you will be lucky if you can get the say correct for your weight, you need heavier springs

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Re: Fork adjustment

In the meantime bottom out the adjustment, thats the best you can do stock.

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Re: Fork adjustment

And raise the forks 4 inches in the triple clamp, it will eliminate tankslappers.
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Re: Fork adjustment

Pete, you're so bad!
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Re: Fork adjustment

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And raise the forks 4 inches in the triple clamp, it will eliminate tankslappers.
Yeah, there's no way it'll tankslap with the front fender buried in the radiator!
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And raise the forks 4 inches in the triple clamp, it will eliminate tankslappers.
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Re: Fork adjustment

I just ordered .9 Springs from Olhins and I'm knocking at 200lbs. Thats what they told me that I needed. So you might call them or D/K and ask.
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