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post #231 of 236 Old 09-19-2019, 01:44 PM
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ok I figured it out lol....once I looked at everything. So ...this is what I have set for now....I weigh 197 lbs, plus gear close to 210

spring preload- even with the third line, at the base (two 1/2 turns clockwise)
fork rebound: 5 clicks out from full hard
fork compression: 5 clicks out from full hard

rear spring preload- position 5 starting from left
rebound- 3/4 of a turn out from full hard
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Glad you have sorted it out using these settings Slothman have shared with us long time ago.

But...I'm not sure what did you mean when you said "Preload: 2.5 turns CW".
Is it from stock position (adjuster set on position 2.5) or from full SOFT (5 lines on the side of the adjuster)?
If it is from full soft, then you have too little preload and that's why it seems to be a bit more brake dive.
I have set the front preload at line 3 (in the middle of the adjustment scale from 1 line to 5 lines on the side of the adjuster). Just a little bit more preload than stock preload (from position 2.5 to 3 there is only 1/2 of a turn CW).
I was wondering what Slothman meant by 2.5 turns. I meant 2.5 actual turns from full soft. Mine shows a little over 4 lines which according to the manual would correspond with position 1.75.

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I was wondering what Slothman meant by 2.5 turns. I meant 2.5 actual turns from full soft. Mine shows a little over 4 lines which according to the manual would correspond with position 1.75.

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Yeah, that's what I thought in the first place.
Too little preload for your weight. Front is diving too much.

Go for position 3, that's best in our case.

Please report back after you will do that modification.
I'm very curious what will be your oppinion when preload is on position 3 (right in the middle of the adjuster scale).
Good luck!

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Yeah, that's what I thought in the first place.
Too little preload for your weight. Front is diving too much.

Go for position 3, that's best in our case.

Please report back after you will do that modification.
I'm very curious what will be your oppinion when preload is on position 3 (right in the middle of the adjuster scale).
Good luck!
I severely twisted my ankle so I'm out of action for a couple weeks but will do as soon as I'm able.

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Get well soon, mate! Winter is just around the corner!

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Fork spring preload settings are taken starting by fully winding in the adjuster and then backing out to have 2.5 turns showing.
This is the same for rear shock rebound adjustment; screw the screw fully in, then back off the required number of turn and part turns.

I think Suzuki use this now, as they do count the top surface flat of the adjuster as a line. They used to say 'lines showing' and expected you to be aware of their 'invisible' top line start point, but who did?
Likewise, they start counting the clickers at the first fully audible click as 1, not 0. Turns out, as against clicks is a better system in my view.

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Just thought I'd share my thoughts instead of starting a new thread.

Just got my forks revalved and new linear springs 10.0 to suit my 100kg. I have a Nitron rear shock also. I used K-tech valve kit that comes already preassembled. I'm running 36mm front sag and 37mm rear loaded. The front feels great it is more planted with more tyre on the ground, brakes are heaps better and I can brake later without the forks diving with linear springs vs progressive springs and I'm not getting beaten up with too high speed comp from the stock valving, the k-tech kit and springs are a great upgrade money well spent.
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