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Just got off the phone with Jeff (Wilbers America) and he taught me more about these modern suspensions in 30 minutes than I learned in a lifetime of riding and ignoring suspensions. He also taught me the definition of off-roading, at the beginning of the conversation I was stating emphatically that I was done off roading because I'm, too old for getting this huge motorcycle stuck in the mud or between trees anymore. He explained to me that off-roading when dealing with suspensions is running down a fire road at 60.......to which I replied "why naturally I still do that"

The he taught me some of the negative characteristics of over-lowering a bike......so I'm going to minimize the drop by figuring out the sag and then properly setting the preload before I decide on the amount of drop.


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Assuming the front is the same as the back.

9. 1" travel = 23.144cm x .30 = 6.93cm = 2 3/4" +/-. That means the measurement of the front wheel hanging free minus 2 3/4" is the distance I should have after the pre-load is set correctly with a rider (me) in the saddle

After front and back are set add wooden blocks (in varying thicknesses) set on the ground (outside the footpegs) to whatever height I feel comfortable with. The thickness of those blocks is the measurement I use to purchase the mono shock and front fork springs.

ie. one 2x4 (1 1/2") block would be a 40mm reduction +/-
 
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