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    Suspension set up... local??

    Can anyone suggest a good reputable place to get my suspension set up properly on my Duc? I have heard that to attain proper sag on my bike I might have to go to a different rear spring. I don't really want to screw things up myself so I figure I will take it to someone that knows what they are doing, learning in the process. Also, what should I be looking to spend to have my suspension set up.

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    Randy

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    Most common answer to this question will be RMR Suspensions in Abby, and rightfully so. They'll work some magic and get your suspension, including sag, set up for your weight and preferences. Cost is a measely $50 bones. If you don't mind spending a bit more, they can get you the correct spring for the rear, and revalve your forks. I just had mine done, and the difference is pretty amazing.

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    Yup, Rod at RMR knows his stuff well, you won't go wrong there Randy.
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    Yep - Rod worked a number on my suspension well worth the cash.
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    For real $50 bucks seems like a pretty sweet deal. Maybe he can set my bike up so that I grind my pegs instead of my mufflers.

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    Awesome thanks for the info guys! I'll phone Rod and book my bike in. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a new rear spring, Either that or put on 50 pounds ha ha.

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    i'd sudgest mebbe looking into a different rear spring before getting it set up. Rod did my 848 and had to dial the thing just about right off the adjuster to get it down to my weight which is 185lbs. he got it but he highly sudgested getting a softer spring so more adjustability would be available. they spring the darn thing for someone about 250lbs!!
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    springs aren't that expensive are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maui Kawi View Post
    springs aren't that expensive are they?
    Yeah but a spring doesn't fix all, you'd probably need a better shock as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Purplekawi View Post
    i'd sudgest mebbe looking into a different rear spring before getting it set up. Rod did my 848 and had to dial the thing just about right off the adjuster to get it down to my weight which is 185lbs. he got it but he highly sudgested getting a softer spring so more adjustability would be available. they spring the darn thing for someone about 250lbs!!
    Mine's the opposite. Even without riding 2-up the Duc has too soft a spring and shock. You can only dial it in so much. Rod explained all of this to me last year, so if I'm getting it wrong just blame my memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Scott View Post
    Yeah but a spring doesn't fix all, you'd probably need a better shock as well.



    Mine's the opposite. Even without riding 2-up the Duc has too soft a spring and shock. You can only dial it in so much. Rod explained all of this to me last year, so if I'm getting it wrong just blame my memory.
    actually the Showa shock is pretty decent it's just sprung way wrong. the Monsters tend to get the Sachs shock which is why you might think you need a better shock. the only guys on Ducspot having any success getting the rear set up properly and easilly are the heavy guys. give Dan Kyle at www.kyleusa.com a buzz and see what he can do for a spring. no idea of cost though. shouldn't be too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purplekawi View Post
    they spring the darn thing for someone about 250lbs!!

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