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rear : take the shock off. Pick up a pair of spring depressers. Depress the spring and then get a flat screw drive adn tap with hammer and take the bottom space down to where you want the take the top space down. Un depress the spring and tightin the top spacer

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You can stiffen or loosen the rear shock without taking it off. The first thing you want to do is put the bike on a stand so the rear wheel is hanging. Using a large, flat head screw driver and a small hammer tap the top lock ring (in the notches) counter clockwise until there is some clearance between the top and bottom rings. Now adjust the bottom ring, counter clockwise (up) to soften the suspension or clockwise (down) to stiffen the suspension. Be sure to "lock" the top ring against the bottom ring when you are done.

The front forks can be stiffen by using stainless steel washers or pvc pipe as pre-load spacers. Just use the search function for this forum, search for: stainless washers forks 150.

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Adjusting the rings on the rear shock really only adjusts preload. You shouldn't adjust this all the way in or else your rear tire wont be able to come down enough off of small bumps.

Adding washers to the forks is great and helps with braking a lot, but still is only a preload adjustment.

I suggest adding a bit more oil to your forks.

If you really want to adjust compression dampening, you can switch to a heavier weight fork oil. The problem is is these are damper rod forks, which means if you use a heavy weight fork oil, the dampening on large sharp hits is going to feel just about the same as not having any suspension at all. Only so much oil can be forced through the damper rod holes only so quickly.

The best thing to do is get Race Tech Cartridge Fork Emulators. These make it so you have adjustable compression dampening. With these, you can make your forks work good. They aren't too expensive either.

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