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Suspension Setting Compilation

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I haven't seen a post like this yet, and I think it would be a great way to spread some knowledge. Post your current setup as follows:

Rider info

Rider Weight (Specify w or w/out gear):

Rider Height:

Rider Skill:

Preferred Riding Style (MX, Woods etc..):

Bike Setup (All clicks are in; e.g. clicks in from all the way out):

Bike Year (Assuming all CRF450s):

Rear Spring Rate:

Preload:

Front Spring Rate:

Front Compression Clicks:

Front Rebound Clicks:

Rear High Speed clicks:

Rear low speed turns:

Rear rebound clicks:

Satisfaction rating (out of 10):

Notes: Notes regarding your setup. What you could do better, what you like, what you hate, who did your suspension, overall satisfaction rating, triple clamps, etc...

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I'll go first:

Rider info

Rider Weight (Specify w or w/out gear): 200lbs w/out gear

Rider Height: 6'3"

Rider Skill: Intermediate

Preferred Riding Style (MX, Woods etc..): MX

Bike Setup (All clicks are in; e.g. clicks in from all the way out):

Bike Year (Assuming all CRF450s): 2011

Rear Spring Rate: 5.7 kg/mm

Preload: 110-112 mm

Front Spring Rate: .52 kg/mm

Front Compression Clicks: 16

Front Rebound Clicks: 18

Rear High Speed clicks: 21

Rear low speed turns: 1 1/2

Rear rebound clicks: 19

Satisfaction rating (out of 10): 8/10

Notes: The stock suspension was unrideable. Getting the front stiffened up made a huge difference, and got me to the point that I could actually do some real R&D. The suspension was re-valved twice by Hitchcock Industries in Denver, and I would highly recommend him.

I think the rear valving could be stiffer, I am having Hitchcock take a look tomorrow to see if it's a valving issue or if the oil has degraded. It is great in ruts and bumps, but it doesn't take a big hit really well (kinda like Rhianna. ziing!). As a taller rider, I opted not to get the lowering link, since I want to maintain as much travel as possible. We worked to balance the bike by bringing the front up, rather than bringing the rear down.

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