What is your body weight? wet. Second question is why do you think the shock is a problem.
I'm 235 and it wallows in the turns, need it stiffer. Static sag is also too much.What is your body weight? wet. Second question is why do you think the shock is a problem.
yes you need to upgrade, assuming the heavy g5 shock is similar to the lighter g4. 235 is way heavy for the g4. I know that there are some huge riders here and I think they all complained.I'm 235 and it wallows in the turns, need it stiffer. Static sag is also too much.
I know what I like :grin2:
Thanks, on my list of things to do!I just adjusted one....you can get away with an old factory tool kit spanner wrench , chisels and hammer.
On average the rear spring/shock on the Kaw 1000ccs are made to support a 249lbs rider since it was made to carry 2 up.
Our bikes come set all the way out aka soft....so you can spool it up some...id dial it up about 25%.
look at the threads...divide it up into 4 and dial it up 1/4th / 25%.
test...then dial some more.
Probably correct, but will give it a try first.If you can't get the static sag right then you will need a new spring at 235 you probably need a stiffer spring.
:surprise:Changing the spring out is pretty easy.
Check out Racetech's spring rate calculator.
This will be the least expensive shock upgrade path.
Race Tech Suspension
Here's my spring compressor.......
I think you are confusing Static Sag with Rider Sag (Dynamic) or are you guys really getting 30mm of static sag???Hi , what do you have your static sag set at ?
30mm . As I feel mine also feel to soft.
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Dont use ratchet straps, doing that is a disaster waiting to happen. You are putting a lot of potential energy on a shock spring to remove the clip. That amount potential energy can put the spring through a wall or take off a finger and/or cause very serious injuries. Use the proper tools or take it to someone who can swap it for you, IF you need a spring. A swap is about 15-20 bucks.If nothings stopping you though you're going to find it easier to remove the shock and use ratchet straps or something to compress it. It's going to take you more time than it would otherwise if it's still mounted to the bike. While you've got the shock off you should read up on and old post regrading a rear shock quick removal mod and do it if you're going to experiment and be swapping out for a few dif. spring rates.
If you get the right straps you should be good I'd think (like some head duty 2" tow straps with the proper release tab/lever). If you're using some Walmart brand strap with a simple 2 finger thumb release and a 4" handle consider it a set-beartrap when you go to release it :lol: There's a guy near me though that does an entire suspension service for $100, so I can't imagine anymore than $25-50 for a simple spring removal at the end of the day.Dont use ratchet straps, doing that is a disaster waiting to happen.