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Old 08-02-2012, 06:08 AM
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The later. Length of the spring before and after.

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by n_green View Post
Or do I measure my uncompressed spring which is 261mm and then wind the preload rings down until the spring measures 251mm?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:37 AM
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Thanks. Wound 9mm of preload onto it. New 5.6 spring for my heavy bones I swear the stock one had about 30mm wound onto it. And it was still too soft.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:32 PM
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at stock, roughly how much thred should there be from the top of the the shock to the top of the spring?

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Old 09-02-2012, 05:00 PM
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On my stock 2010 with the Ohlins 888 shock the spring was about the same length as the shock. I actually had to compress the spring a little bit in order to remove the retaining plate on it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:48 AM
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I tried out this method. I split the difference and set it at 11mm. 18 COMP, 20 REB. I didn't check the hi spd. Being a brand new bike, I didn't measure the sag. I figured I would let the suspension break in, then take measurements.

My initial 1.2 hrs ride time was - It feels really good!, much better than my kxf. And I was always messing with the settings- It seamed like I changed the shock oil more than the engine.

I am looking forward to fine tuning it after I ride it another 6-8 hrs or so.
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So what sag numbers are you getting with these settings? I'm still finding mime harsh over small bumps. I've got mime at 35mm static, 110mm race. Are we basically saying reduce it a bit to say, 40mm static, 120mm race?

I know you're saying don't get hung up with numbers, but different spring rates and rider weights will give completely different results, thus sag settings are the only real constants...
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