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post #1 of 16 Old 04-27-2004, 5:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Raised my rearend!

Holy Mother of God! What a difference 6mm makes on a 954. I install a 6mm shim on the upper rear spring perch. I've been meaning to do this for a while, but never really had the time or where with all to do it.

The 954 feels like a new bike. Basically, The front turns in really quick with less effort, the front feels more planted going into the turns and the rear just feels like it could hold on forever, even under power! Heh heh heh, can't wait for the weekend to test out the mod, in the twisties!

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Re: Raised my rearend!

nice. What does the shim look like?? is it basically a washer that fits the top part of the shock??
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Re: Raised my rearend!

That would make it more stable when coming hard out of corning too - yes?
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Re: Raised my rearend!

I was hoping for something more exciting when I read the title to this thread.
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Re: Raised my rearend!

I guess that works out well for you since your front was high anyways. Just what you need more weight towards the front...better not jump on them brakes to hard. Those things are pretty sweet.

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Re: Raised my rearend!

You found the 954 steered slowly before?
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Re: Raised my rearend!

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You found the 954 steered slowly before?
Oh c'mon Chain. Surely you noticed that yourself!

K9inAZ. Congrats on your find. Let us know how it goes once you get to really test it!
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I was hoping for something more exciting when I read the title to this thread.
Yeah, you and me both.

Bikes and women - both have nice curves.
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Re: Raised my rearend!

i want ab or LTL to chime in on this,
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Re: Raised my rearend!

K9, are you running stock forks, or DK modified? I've been thinking of raising mine a little in the back (easy to do w/Fox shock) but somehow never got around to it!
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K9, are you running stock forks, or DK modified? I've been thinking of raising mine a little in the back (easy to do w/Fox shock) but somehow never got around to it!
I'm running the DK reworked forks with .95 springs and an Ohlins 3 way in back.

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Re: Raised my rearend!

raising the rear will NOT make it more stable, it'll make it turn quicker and increase front end bias...
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I'm running the DK reworked forks with .95 springs and an Ohlins 3 way in back.

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I've got the same setup for the frt. One ?, doesn't your Ohlins shock have a ride height adj. at the bottom of the shock? That'd be a LOT easier than putting a shim at the top. Have you noticed it being any 'twitchier' at speed in a straight line?
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raising the rear will NOT make it more stable, it'll make it turn quicker and increase front end bias...
ah, thanks! I ride like a scared little girl anyway, so it's not like I ever find myself coming hard on it out of a turn anyway.

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I've got the same setup for the frt. One ?, doesn't your Ohlins shock have a ride height adj. at the bottom of the shock? That'd be a LOT easier than putting a shim at the top. Have you noticed it being any 'twitchier' at speed in a straight line?
When I installed my DK forks and Ohlins it rasied my 954 quite a bit, due to stiffer springs.. I was out riding with a friend and we both noticed that my 954 was taller.

Yes, my Ohlins has a ride height adj. at the bottom of the shock. The shim gives me the height I want, plus the ability to make adjustments up and down, if I need it. Hope, I explained it right.

I haven't taken it up to speed in the straights yet. I'll let you know this weekend, when I go out a play with it.

Rick

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