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What would you guys recommend to run my clickers and sag at? It's stock now.

187lb or 85kg

5'11" or 179cm tall

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If you want more specific answers, you'll have to be more specific as well:

 

-what year CRF250R ?

-what type of riding do you do, trail/off-road, motocross ?

-are the fork and shock springs stock ?

 

-have the front / rear suspension ever been serviced: fluids, bushings, seals, nitrogen charge?

(every 30-40 hours or once a season is common for MX track riding)

 

At 187lbs, if you ride MX you'll likely require stiffer springs than stock,

no amount of clicker adjustment or preload can compensate for having springs that are too soft.

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If you want more specific answers, you'll have to be more specific as well:

-what year CRF250R ?

-what type of riding do you do, trail/off-road, motocross ?

-are the fork and shock springs stock ?

-have the front / rear suspension ever been serviced: fluids, bushings, seal, nitrogen charge?

(every 30-40 hours or once a season is common for MX track riding)

At 178lbs, if you ride MX you'll likely require stiffer springs than stock,

not amount of clicker adjustment can compensate for too soft springs.

Sorry.

2010 CRF250R

Motocross racing

Everything is stock

Never been touched

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If nothing's ever been touched, your suspension is very likely way overdue for servicing as described in my previous post.

 

As per the Race Tech spring rate calculator,

the stock spring rates are close but slightly soft for a 187lbs rider.

One step stiffer fork and shock spring would be closer to ideal.

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What would you guys recommend to run my clickers and sag at? It's stock now.

187lb or 85kg

5'11" or 179cm tall

Call a local Aussie tuner mate

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After you get new springs and service your forks and shock (including linkage arm), set your race sag to 33% of suspension travel (about 4" or 100mm) with free sag around 30mm.

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Call a local Aussie tuner mate

This may not be cheap but everybody I know regardless of bike who has had a GOOD tuner do there bike tells me it is well worth the $$$$$.

 

On my 05 strictly woods/technical and I'm 5'11 about 170lbs with my gear on and I've been able to tune my stock suspension reasonably good but IMO  I have other ridden bikes before and after that have been done YES well worth the $$$$$

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This may not be cheap but everybody I know regardless of bike who has had a GOOD tuner do there bike tells me it is well worth the $$$$$.

 

On my 05 strictly woods/technical and I'm 5'11 about 170lbs with my gear on and I've been able to tune my stock suspension reasonably good but IMO  I have other ridden bikes before and after that have been done YES well worth the $$$$$

+1 on tuners, if you can find a good one.

 

The Honda Owners Manual for your bike has a competition section that covers setting sag, selecting springs,  and adjusting clickers; so I would suggest that as a starting point.

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