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Offline alanB

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610 Sag
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:06:45 am »
When I took the engine out I released the tension on the back shock to get the swingarm bolt out.

Re-setting the sag this morning I'm sort of settling on 6cm race sag, any more seems too soft to me?  Internet searches on the subject seem show most people go for 10cm, but as I said that just seems way too soft.

What do the other guys with 610's here use?

My measurements are as follows (measuring from the axle slot in the swingarm to the nut that holds the rear plastic mudguard on.

Swingarm hanging in space - 60cm
Bike supporting its own weight - 54cm
With me on it (in full kit) - 48/47cm

Just wondering .....
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 10:07:58 am by alanB »
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Re: 610 Sag
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 10:34:11 am »
Your static sag is way to much for the 610, on that bike you want your static sag to be about 25 -30 mm and your ride height should be about 85 - 88 mm at that static sag. That is why it feels too soft for you, because it is. I recommend you add more pre-load to get the static sag to 25 - 30 mm and then check the ride height with your full kit on and if it is not around about 85mm you need a different spring.

When you checked the sag did you wind the clickers all the way to full soft so they don't interfere with your results?

And in case you are interested, and not many people are because it is a pain in the arse to adjust, the front static sag should be 30 - 40 mm and the front ride height 50 - 60 mm.
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Re: 610 Sag
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 11:48:49 am »
Duhh, I now feel fooken stupit.

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Re: 610 Sag
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 12:26:33 pm »
Thanks will try that  :thumleft:

When I first got the bike I didnt bother taking measurements, just wound it up/down and jumped on it repeatedly until it felt right - you know how it is, with a new bike you don't want to wast time fiddling you just want to get out and ride.

I forgot about it after that.

I recon I probably had it more or less where it is now.

But I'll try and do it properly this time.
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