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Rear Shock Sag on Vintage Bike

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I am a Vintage class enduro rider currently piloting a modified 1984 Honda  XL200R.  I had the original Showa shock refitted, revalved and resprung by John Hlebo suspension.    I run the original front forks outfitted with Race Tech  emulators  and Progressive springs.   The bike is now much more stable and predictable.  However, I still need help with "balancing" the front and rear suspension with an emphasis on the rear shock race sag.   The TT universe offers plenty of Race Sag info on newer bikes with 10+ inches of shaft travel, but what about the older iron with perhaps only 7+ inches of rear travel?  In my case, I have only about 190mm total travel, so what should my rear race sag be for best performance?

Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for looking, Scott.

 

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The rule of thumb for rear suspension race sag settings is having equal to 1/3 of the total travel.

Edited by mlatour

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