Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Texas Hill Country (1hr NW of San Antonio)
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You definitely need to get the rear shock (K-tech Razor). That's a "must do" to make the bike fun to ride again (no more 'bucking bronco' or kidneys pounded into submission.) I think you could just do that and then ADJUST the front fork you have to make it 'good'.
The problem with the bike 'as it is' is that the front and rear suspension are so mis-matched you can't dial it in. When you get a 'real' rear shock on there - with better high speed compression dampening - then you can start adjusting the front suspension to make the bike handle and feel the way you want. The instability should go away.
Obviously doing the front end, TOO, would be great, but that is not the 'weak' link; the rear shock is what MUST be replaced. Try that first and hold off on the front end work until you get some miles on the bike with the new rear shock. You might be happily surprised that it's all you need.
Last edited by frog4aday; 05-14-2019 at 07:18 PM.
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