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Offline Martin-DR650

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #100 on: November 21, 2013, 07:56:42 pm »
End result:  :pot:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #101 on: November 21, 2013, 09:25:34 pm »
I will do a proper test over the weekend and give feedback on how it performed, and if changes need to be made etc.
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #102 on: November 22, 2013, 12:16:14 am »
That bike looks very very nice.

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #103 on: November 22, 2013, 07:20:12 am »
I lik your idea with the licence disk. What did you use to make it waterproof?
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #104 on: November 22, 2013, 09:19:32 am »
I'm not sure what the spacers will help you with? The spring rate is still the same? Damping the same?

You now will just have more preload on the springs and less negative travel. You want a lot of negative travel, enduro riders set it up to have 30-40% sag front and rear so that the bike will keep tracking (and have traction) in rough terain.

If you are only planning to do street riding and hard braking and dirt hard pack I suppose it will work, but even on big hits (jumping) it will make no difference.

If I'm wrong please explain to me.
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #105 on: November 22, 2013, 12:27:46 pm »
Ok well, the bike had a lot of sag, then with me on the bike it's even more, it was very low. . .

Now, It feels nice and "solid" not so "pap" like before. It already gave me more confidence & handling. . .

and much more ground clearance.

That's about it, as I said, you must literally ride the standard suspention, then feel it with progressive springs and then ad a longer spacer, it's just soo much nicer. I donno how to explain. . .


As I mentioned, I will give it a proper offroad test this weekend and update on how it handle :thumleft:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #106 on: November 22, 2013, 02:22:01 pm »
I lik your idea with the licence disk. What did you use to make it waterproof?

I laminated the disc and just used clear tape, easy. :thumleft:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650
« Reply #107 on: November 22, 2013, 02:36:36 pm »
I like a bit more preload aswell, the travel is still eggsacketaly the as before, just without the BIG sag.
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