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Old 08-24-2013, 05:21 AM   #25621
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And yet another Wee for sale!

http://winchester.craigslist.org/mcy/4022368531.html



I'm going back to Red.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:25 AM   #25622
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I upgraded the spring on my first gen klr. Not sure if gen 2 is the same but I needed a spring compressor to do it. It was better but the heavier spring seemed to overwhelm the damping.

On my DR I went with Rick at Cogent revalving and re spring the rear then heavier springs and gold valves up front. there was no comparison

I would try to get a Cogent shock if you can swing it. Only downside is that after installing it u may not be as happy with your suspension up front as u r now.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #25623
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Rear Shock Adjustments

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Question - is your sag and damping set to your weight?
Hey George,
I got the damn thing cranked up as hard as it will go on sag (big nut that compresses spring). I don't think you can adjust the damping on this, but I'll take a second look.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #25624
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I have over 20k on my COGENT..............time to send it back to Rick for a little service.
I guess we are talking the entire shock and spring (about $600), or just the spring? Where is the best place to buy it from?
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:43 AM   #25625
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W, u might pm hispistolship as he did a diy spring upgrade/rebuild when he had a 1st gen klr

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #25626
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Hey George,
I got the damn thing cranked up as hard as it will go on sag (big nut that compresses spring). I don't think you can adjust the damping on this, but I'll take a second look.
It's a distance measurement of the difference between fully extended and with you and load sitting in place. Should be in the quarter to third travel range. Here's an example procedure. Be glad to give you a hand.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #25627
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I guess we are talking the entire shock and spring (about $600), or just the spring? Where is the best place to buy it from?

Sending it all back for disassembly, replacement of any worn parts and fresh fluid. The spring should be good.

For clarity, Rick sells you a new shock with spring, designed for your weight and how much cargo you carry. So if you're going to lie to him on weight....make it on the heavy side
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #25628
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I met Rick recently, and he will be doing my suspension work in the future. He's a good guy with a true grasp of the art.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #25629
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Sending it all back for disassembly, replacement of any worn parts and fresh fluid. The spring should be good.

For clarity, Rick sells you a new shock with spring, designed for your weight and how much cargo you carry. So if you're going to lie to him on weight....make it on the heavy side
I repeat my last statement

dude that is kinda personal... like this video...
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:55 PM   #25630
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And yet another Wee for sale!

http://winchester.craigslist.org/mcy/4022368531.html



I'm going back to Red.
man, that was quick!
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #25631
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man, that was quick!
Yeah, Wee's are good bikes and this one runs great but its not quite what I'm looking for. When I find exactly what I'm looking for I'll let you know.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:33 AM   #25632
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Yeah, Wee's are good bikes and this one runs great but its not quite what I'm looking for. When I find exactly what I'm looking for I'll let you know.
And then you'll change your mind...

Isn't that how it works?
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #25633
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And yet another Wee for sale!

http://winchester.craigslist.org/mcy/4022368531.html



I'm going back to Red.

Why?


You could always go Green
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:16 AM   #25634
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And then you'll change your mind...

Isn't that how it works?
Mmmmm, don't think so. Tried the Wee. Good bike, just not for me.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:06 AM   #25635
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I've been doing some research on GPS. There are a shit ton of threads/options. Just curious what you local guys are using? I have a MacBook. Issues with the Mac vs a PC?

Basically I'm trying to find someone local with a GPS I like that I can look over their shoulder and figure how to use the thing with my Mac. Thats how I learn new things.... by actually seeing them done. Thanks guys!

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