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post #1 of 21 Old 02-27-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension Pre-Loading for the Big Boys?

Hey, I was wondering what other "bigger" guys did on their preload adjustments? I weigh 260 lbs.

I had both of them all the way tight but the front just pushed too much that way. I read about SimplyOrange's suggestions but the back bucks a bit hard in the trails to go all the way tight in the rear. I was going to try 1/2 pre-loaded on both the front and rear next to see how that goes.

Anyone have better luck than I did so far?

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Just searching this exact subject. Hopefully someone chimes in with some good suspension setup without suggesting shock upgrade.
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I too am a "sleek" 260lbs. and have the preload set at about half way. I find it tolerable but find myself considering getting the rears revalved and resprung and eventually getting better fronts.

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im actually going to soften my rear for hill climbing, im going to lose some sliding ability but itll quit bouncing on the rough terrain.

if you are mechannically capable, try going to a higher weight oil, im going to do this soon.

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I weigh 240 and I have the preload backed off all the way front and rear. Works fine for now untill I can get some Elkas. It so rough out here, if I turned up the preload even a little bit, it was bone jarring. I don't do much jumping, so having them soft is fine.

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I do alittle jumping, but not a ton. I have them both loaded to 1/2 way now so we will see how that works. I am going to The Cliffs on Saturday so I will test this set up and let you guys know.

Side note: It will be my first day with this thing actually in Dirt/Mud instead of snow!!!! I am really excited to see how it really performs!

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What is the maximum weight recommended from Honda on these bikes? Isnt it like 243 or something? I am 220 and I was kinda suprised to see that in the book
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What are you trying to say?

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i think it is 110kg
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I would think that the simplest and cheapest way of fixing this issue would be by useing a hevier weight shock oil......wouldn't be too hard and shouldn't be too expensive either. Way cheaper than a revalve.......

I haven't got my shop manual on me but I'm sure they state the stock shock oil weight in there.
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