GasGas Riders Club Forum  

Go Back   GasGas Riders Club Forum > GasGas Enduro Technical Forums > Enduro Suspension

Enduro Suspension Tuning & maintenance of Enduro forks, shocks, etc


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-14-2007, 08:40 PM
Brian VT Brian VT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 827
Default Adjusting sag

I want to add @ 10 mm of sag to my shock.
Approx. how many turns of the nut would that take ?


Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 03-15-2007, 03:59 PM
jeffd jeffd is offline
Gold Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 417
Default

Hi Brian,
Not sure you will get a concrete answer here. It depends on your weight and the rate of your spring...



jeff
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-15-2007, 04:50 PM
Brian VT Brian VT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 827
Default

I suppose you're right. I was just hoping for a ballpark to reduce the # of times I'll have to bother the wife to help measure.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-16-2007, 02:47 PM
iancp5's Avatar
iancp5 iancp5 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: U.K.
Posts: 829
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian VT View Post
I suppose you're right. I was just hoping for a ballpark to reduce the # of times I'll have to bother the wife to help measure.
Yeah I know they don't go willingly to the garage!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2007, 08:30 PM
skid jackson skid jackson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NH, USA
Posts: 1,057
Default

Put a black mark on the top ring you use to crank down the preload. measure sag. rotate ring one full turn measure again. Thats your answer. I think I got 1/8 inch or 1/16th for every turn. Here is another tip. to dial in more preload put the bike on a stand so no weight is on the rear. Grab spring and rotate spring in what ever direction you want to go. The top ring will rotate right along with the spring. This will work until you get the preload really cranked up. This keeps you from having to beat up the top ring with a punch, until the very end. Or if you not that heavy not at all.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2007, 09:32 PM
Brian VT Brian VT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 827
Default

Like I said, the wife isn't gonna stand there while I dick around.
I ended up backing it off about 2 turns and just called it good enough.
It seemed pretty good yesterday. I got 1st !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2007, 10:05 PM
GMP's Avatar
GMP GMP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jefferson Twp., NJ
Posts: 7,597
Default

I made a custom tool for spinning the ring, no banging. Basically a plastic coated pry bar with an end ground to catch the notches well. You just pry against the frame. A tire iron can be used in a pinch if the spring trick doesn't work.

Next ride when your all geared up, you and your buddies check each others race sag.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adjusting the Fuel Injection sanderjavant Enduro Engine 4 stroke (including EFI & Exhaust) 25 04-12-2022 10:22 AM
adjusting a cable clutch dank Enduro Engine - 2 stroke 1 06-13-2010 10:20 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - GasGasRider.org