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Looking for some woods shim shuffle assistance on a 2007 CR125.

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Hello Friends, please help me "woodzify" my 2007 CR125R SHOCK.  The stock stacks are below and for the most part the existing shims are what I have to work with.  That being said I've got a few shims laying around like a few 28x11s a few 30x11s and some thicker ones like 36x30, 38x30.

 

About me: 5'8 170 45+ B Class, East Coast Roots and Rocks.

 

Not looking to boil the ocean, just want to see if I can take her more in a woods direction.  Essentially when I do ride the woods I back off all the way on compression, drop the sag a turn and she still pretty much deflects off everything!

 

 

What can I do to get her to soak up better?

 

Compression

 

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

40x20

32x10

32x10

28x10

40x20

38x20

36x20

34x20

32x20

30x20

28x20

26x20

24x20

23x20

22x20

21x25

20x25

40x5.0 . big fat washer

 

 

Rebound

 

36x20

36x20

36x20

36x20

36x20

36x20

36x20

36x20

25x10

36x25

34x25

32x25

30x25

28x25

26x25

24x30

22x30

 

 

26x3.0 <big fat washer

 

 

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Comp.

9x40.20

28.15

40.20

38

36

34

32

30

28

26

24

22

20

Reb.

6x36.20

24.15

36.25

34

32

30

28

26

24.30

23.30

22.30

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Tm imo your comp is stiffer than std

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Why is that?  Just the x-over gap? 

 

Less taper shims, and thinner ones near the clamp, and 1 less face shim. 

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Yes but when you close up a cross over gap the hs shims act much more on the low speed ,it's probably about the same or close to ,if it was me and I was looking for softer ,I would just remove 3 face shims

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okay, here's a woods noodle. came from my trusty old 96 cr250 back in the day. woods only lol.

 

comp: 40.2,(7)40.15, 34.15, 26.15, 40.2,38.25,36.25,34.25,32.25,30.25,28.25,26.25,24.25,22.25

 

reb: 36.2,(6)36.15,30.15,28.1, 36.3,34.3,32.3,30.3,28.3,26.3,25.3,24.3,23.3,22.3

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That's gotta be way stiffer with all those .25s in the taper and the larger clamp.

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nope, that was a total noodle. less lc and more transition from lr to hr lets wheel stay stuck to the ground.

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Thank you friends,

 

I'm going to pull 4 face shims from Comp and 2 from Rebound and see how that goes.

 

Anything else to soften it up without having to go out and buy shims?

 

Thanks again  :thumbsup:

 

 

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If you have the reb clicker at 12 or less then don't remove face shims

Edited by mog

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Ok guys, wanted to circle back with my data.

 

The original post was about the shock but I'll include the forks as well.

 

As stated, I removed 4 compression and 2 rebound shims.  Set my sag and checked free sag to make sure I'm in the ballpark for the spring rate.  Compression clickers are set very much towards the soft side, like 18 to 20 out!  Rebound is close to stock.

 

On the Forks I removed the bladders, pulled two shims from the MV, one from rebound and 4 from the BV.   I put back together using 5wt oil set to the stock height.  I also decreased the fork spring rate from .44 to .39. Can't remember my clickers, I think they are soft biased like my shock.

 

I'm about 170 - Vet A Class - East Coast roots and rocks blah blah blah.

 

Took  her out on some technical slick trails this weekend and she was great.   I've ridden these trails since 1996 so I knew as soon as I hit the first root that I was solidly in the ballpark, not a noodle but very compliant over said roots and rocks.  Since the trails where wet and covered with leaves I didn't get up to speed so that's next, for now   :thumbsup:

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