2016, Initially I shimmed mine 3mm but recently I replaced the air filter and added another 2mm (5mm total). It seems to have helped. Has anyone shimmed theirs more than 5mm? My Gen4, 2014, was shimmed about 8mm.
Good posting! Stock shock mount collar in or out though? Stock height plus 5mm?I put my 2016 on my Buddy Eric's fancy geometry machine the day I bought it back in May of '16. I shimmed mine 10mm initially but dropped it back to 5mm which I feels a lot better "for me". I didn't have a lot of trust in the front with 10mm.
You just put it back to 5mm because your feet didnt touch the ground...I put my 2016 on my Buddy Eric's fancy geometry machine the day I bought it back in May of '16. I shimmed mine 10mm initially but dropped it back to 5mm which I feels a lot better "for me". I didn't have a lot of trust in the front with 10mm.
Aaaaannnnnnnnddddddd there he is! :ayyy:Too many variables.
What tires are you using?
What's your swingarm length?
What is your shock length?
What's your swingarm angle/anti-squat right now?
Where are your forks sitting?
What spring rate/preload are you sitting at?
What specifically are you having trouble with in the bike?
Bottom line is you have to take in ALL the variables to consider where to go. BUT with that being said, if you're looking to play and see what different things do, there is no "magic number". If you want to shim more, shim it and see what it feels like, you can ALWAYS go back. The key is make sure you have enough thread engagement on the nut to the shock mount.
Not enough info!lol
I was about to post, but looks like if I do not write a bibles worth of info ill get hammered.
the best bike I ever rode/raced was my gen 4..... until a week ago when I did some tweaking. Now the Gen 5 is more stable than my Gen 4, more flicable and what not. I do have an ohlins in the rear... I did adjust the ride hight, I did add additional shims, I did pull the rear wheels back a good amount, but traditional race amount, I did raise the fork tubes in the tripple, and I run a taller tire than stock.