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05-21-2019 01:50 PM
Dork Well, the turd wasn't polished and went gold.
I keep reading about people thinking they need less rideheight shim because they've upped to a 200 tire.
Shimming is quick way of tweaking swingarm angle (anti-squat). Changing nothing else, a bigger tire is less angle and requires more shim.
05-07-2019 08:24 AM
The Prophet
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2012. My thought exactly. Serviced the forks a couple track days ago, no change. 26 front 30 rear sag.
Figured id try 5wt in the rear and see if that helps...but i might be on the aftermarket shock train now.
Wheres a good place to get one of those $600 mark 2 Ohlins mentioned above?
LDH said he has some for sale. Sounds like a great deal for sure.
05-06-2019 08:31 PM
evallarta1
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Originally Posted by Dork View Post
2012. My thought exactly. Serviced the forks a couple track days ago, no change. 26 front 30 rear sag.
Figured id try 5wt in the rear and see if that helps...but i might be on the aftermarket shock train now.
Wheres a good place to get one of those $600 mark 2 Ohlins mentioned above?
Oil viscosity doesnt affect sag. Spring rate and preload and oil level does.
05-04-2019 09:05 PM
Dork
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Originally Posted by Dork View Post
2012. My thought exactly. Serviced the forks a couple track days ago, no change. 26 front 30 rear sag.
Figured id try 5wt in the rear and see if that helps...but i might be on the aftermarket shock train now.
Wheres a good place to get one of those $650 series 2 Ohlins mentioned above?
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05-04-2019 09:02 PM
Dork 2012. My thought exactly. Serviced the forks a couple track days ago, no change. 26 front 30 rear sag.
Figured id try 5wt in the rear and see if that helps...but i might be on the aftermarket shock train now.
Wheres a good place to get one of those $600 mark 2 Ohlins mentioned above?
05-04-2019 07:21 PM
The Prophet Sag 25-30mm rear, front 30-40mm. Fluid is probably shot. How many miles on the suspension? Springs should be adequate for your skinny butt. What year bike?
05-04-2019 01:34 AM
Dork Ugh. I didnt know ...and probly didn't want to know the good stuff could be had that cheap.
I'm new to the road scene, only 160 lb, but compression front and rear is 1/4 turn from maxed out and still bottoming front/ too soft rear (with min sag #s). Rear rebound is barely cracked open and basically non-existent when hot.

This is going to be an addictive hobby.

So whats wrong with the gen 4 linkage?
Is it because it was designed for 2 up or baggage?

Thanks again for the pointers.
05-02-2019 04:12 PM
The Prophet Check Youtube for Racetech shock service videos. They may not be for your particular shock but it will give you the info needed. Shops usually charge $15-$20 for a nitrogen charge in your shock.
05-02-2019 12:48 PM
LDH You can still get brand new Ohlins Series 2 TTX-GP shocks for $650. How much are you spending on polishing the turd would be my first question...
05-02-2019 12:07 PM
Lanister
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Fork service was easy.
One day at streets of willow this weekend cooked a new Dunlop 0585 slick.
I'd like to change shock oil this weekend and possibly change the shim stack down the road.
Usually there is a schrader for adding nitrogen but I dont see the procedure in the service manual.

1) Where can this info be found?
2) Stock oil wt?
3) Quantity/level.
4) What do I need to machine or buy to fill with nitrogen after oil change.
5) Gas pressure

Please dont start down the polishing a turd stock shock vs Ohlins path just yet.

-Dork
Gen4 shock isn't known to be a good option for track. I wouldn't waste a cent on it. If you want a cheap option, get Gen5 link (very important) and Gen5 shock. Otherwise, get a gen5 link and ohlins/penske/ktech shock. Gen4 link is very wrong so make sure you replace it too.
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