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    enjoying the outdoors. rock crawling, camping, and drinking beer. i will build another bike when business allows me. harleys and dirt bikes are my two wheeled interests.

    the good guys in the suspension industry; Ride Concepts, I've used in several makes/models and skill levels. the product always delivers. DGS suspension, specializing in off road and woods setups, Russ is an exceptional tuner. Pro Tune suspension, ktm specialist, Corey is also one of the best. KAS Suspension in England; Karl is killing it over the pond.

  1. Just did an 06, and shock was empty of nitrogen, in addition to a bound linkage.
  2. You remove the cartridge seal, and the blue oring; yes that's oc now. Obviously you'll need to tune the forks to your liking.
  3. I now only do oc conversions to tune the 4cs fork. It's worked well. We used to tune them, but for reliability reasons, we just do oc conversions now.
  4. I have seen them totally separate, and luckily there was no damage. They do come loose more frequently than I expected. When someone says forks have gone soft, it's usually because they lost cartridge pressure.
  5. This should be in for sale section
  6. I'm saying start there and see how it goes. If too much sag, then the 5-8mm range of preload . Max preload is 12mm on shock spring.
  7. Yes it will because the static weight of the bike is too light for the heavy spring you need for your weight. Preload the spring within the 3mm to 5mm range, and check sag.
  8. What nut are you running? I'll have to double check. But it was the smaller bleed available from sdi for the yz's last year.
  9. I use them for AX or SX only.
  10. Your best damping occurs in 1st 6" of travel. The key is stable chassis, and not blowing through stroke on a single hit.
  11. Lol. Another volatile thread. This will be funny. Balance is key; not snake oil. You need chassis balance, and stability. Under throttle the bike should be compliant and not upset. Noodle hc and lc, you will quckly see the limitations.
  12. If you take base valving off, you can clamp post in round, or soft jaw vise too
  13. Sounds redneck, but use a vice grip with smooth ends, and heat and be careful. You can dress the marks left by the grips. I've done so many of those, and that's easiest way I've found. I pull the cup down to hit with heat, and they spin right off. Also, I don't unclamp the grips from bv post. I reassemble, and clean whatever marks left behind. It's clean work, and I use blue loctite.
  14. My personal favorite is an fxr. I will build another with a Harmon front end, and shovelhead motor.