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Old 05-04-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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Not only are they just guidelines, but they are guidelines for the optimal suspension effect on a motocross track. The ideal set up is that you would bottom your suspension on the hardest jump or bump you have hte ability to take. The lighter you are the less chance of bottoming, but the harder you ride the more cahnce of bottoming. If the rear of the bike sets lower you can compensate for this by lifting the fork tubes into the tripple clamps till the adjuster touches the handlebars. I am 6'1" and have my tubes slide up lowering the bike about 5/8 of an inch. This makes it steer faster, although if the rear is lowered it will not be much different that the stock steering geometry.
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