Suspension Woes

1. ## Suspension Woes

Hi guys,

Im having problems with my suspension. I've been reading 3 different variations of how to properly set up suspension. Some say, from the topped out fork to riders weight on bike, should be 10mm and some say 30mm. what do you guys think. BUT what i really dont understand is why bother doing the static sag (no rider, just bike under its own weight)?? After you make sure the bike is within spec, you just add your weight into the equation and change the setting on the bike and get rid of the setting with bike under its own weight. Why not just skip that section? the only reason i can conjure up to do static sag is to see if the springs are up to par holding the bikes weight. Then we add the riders weight and get rid of the static sags settings.
From the reading i got my front fork it at max preload.

A- front topped out
B- bike under its own weight (front)
--------------
C- back topped out
D- bike under its own weight (rear)
__________
E- Riders weight on bike (front)
F- Riders weight on bike (rear)

A-E = 20-35mm
C-F = 20-30mm
why the hell is B and D in this equation??

2.

3. It's only from topped out (no weight on the suspension ) to the static sag WITH YOU ON THE BIKE that counts.

Any sag of the bike under it's own weight isn't important unless you send the bike out for rides by itself...

For street riding 30 mm sounds great. For very agressive street riding my fav site tells me 20 to 25 mm. 10mm would be too stiff even for track work IMHO.

That stiff the bike would top out during even gentle unloads and would tend to get upset during the "landings". But if some other track racer tells you this is wrong then I didn't ever type this and I'll deny it to my final day...

4. Setting static sag ensures the bike's suspension is in it's operating range and not near any of it's bottom or top out points. This will ensure full suspension action when beating on it.

Crotch

5. 30mm and extra sea salt in your chain lube.

6. sea salt sounds about right. dont forget about using carrots for spark plugs.

my 50cc ruckus sus settings

front- full stiff with no lines showing
rear- setting 3 from full soft.

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