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Offline DeathPunch88_250R

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Need some info on how to set the spring load on the rear shock. My weight is 185lbs

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Adjusting with spanner wrench whats a good setting for rear shock
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 01:57:06 PM »
The factory spring preload setting for the 88 shock is 8.66"-8.86".
« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 04:04:58 AM by broken1 »
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 08:51:25 AM »
Cool Deal Thanks Kevin

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 09:37:12 AM »
I would set it for your ride height.  Depending on your riding. around 7.5-8" at the rear peg tube to the ground.  If your less than that, stiffen it, if your more than that soften it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 09:14:58 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 01:05:26 AM »
Look up "setting sag". It is rider weight dependent. Numbers given are a good starting point but generic. However it is all rider preference.

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Re: Adjusting with spanner wrench whats a good setting for rear shock
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 01:21:25 AM »
With you fully geared up you should use 1/3 of your travel on a oem setup ,a little over 3 inches of sag from full extension .If you have to preload the crap out of the spring ,you need a heavier spring. The correct spring will need only to be snugged down to hold you up to the correct height .

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Re: Adjusting with spanner wrench whats a good setting for rear shock
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 04:37:55 PM »
fearlessfred is a suspension guru.  follow his advice.

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