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Old 04-11-2006, 12:23 PM   #16
Wayne Weber
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Wayne doesn't set sag, just like he doesn't change tires or do maintenance. He thinks it's a sign of weakness.
I do set sag. In secret. 30% with me on it in the rear, the front I could care less if it works right... I change tires every time I see threads and I do maintenance every time something breaks. Every single time.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:32 PM   #17
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Can you tell me how much spring rate the original 05.5 rear has?

I would like to lower the bike, but the spring rate is right for my weight. I am thinking about a shorter rear spring with the original spring rate.
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:10 AM   #18
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Can you tell me how much spring rate the original 05.5 rear has?

I would like to lower the bike, but the spring rate is right for my weight. I am thinking about a shorter rear spring with the original spring rate.
You don't lower the bike with a shorter spring, but by altering the internal travel of the shock. You need to find a suspension pro in your area, and they'll be able to set you right up.
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:23 AM   #19
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You don't lower the bike with a shorter spring, but by altering the internal travel of the shock. You need to find a suspension pro in your area, and they'll be able to set you right up.
There are no suspension pro in my area to my knowledge. I'll try to grow some more then. :)

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Old 05-08-2006, 09:33 AM   #20
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shock spring for 04 non s 950

I just got my 11.7 eibach shock spring from chris at factory connection. That guy was more helpfull than anyone I have delt with yet! I stick with factory connection now for all my suspension stuff. http://factoryconnection.com

anyway, the bike squats about 1 inch lower now so its easier to get my feet on the ground. It has a lot sloppier feel now onroad and offroad which is what I was looking for. It also bottoms now when I'm running offroad real hard so I might have to turn up the compression or just stop riding it like a kdx 200. It does feel balanced now though since the front end has always been a little loose like a klr,, now the back is that way too.
I can see if your riding the road or dirt agressively that this is going the opposite direction that you want to. but if your trying to keep the best traction in adventure riding conditions or less than real agressive riding especially if your light or short this might be a solution.
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:30 PM   #21
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I can see if your riding the road or dirt agressively that this is going the opposite direction that you want to. but if your trying to keep the best traction in adventure riding conditions or less than real agressive riding especially if your light or short this might be a solution.
Well said, and the compression damping makes a LOT of difference (I just crank up the low speed if we are two up, and it makes it fine).
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:22 PM   #22
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Adjust for loads

I'm new to this awsome adv riding. I sold my HD Electra glide and bought my 950 this past Feb. I like to ride 2 up with my kids and camping gear but I can't seem to set the rear suspension for the load. How do get r done? MY HD E/G was air adjustable and easy but way to slow and couldn't pull wheelies.
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