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Can't get to correct race sag

Magellan

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OK..it's my wife's bike. It's a TTR-225. Not a trail burner by any means, but it's a good size for her. She's a beginner and I don;t think I want to dump much moeny into this bike for springs or professional suspension work.

That said, I tried to set the rear race sag. I backed off the preload as much as I could, and it still only sags about 75mm. I believe the ideal range is 95 - 110 or something like that.

She likes the bike better than before. I suspect this is because she can reach the ground easier.

My question is this. Does the fact that I cannot correctly set race sag indicate that the spring is too stiff for her weight?

If I just leave the rear sag where it is at, should I adjust the front sag so that it is a less than the dieal range as well?

Thanks,

Mag



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'00 TTR250, '00 TTR225 (wife's bike)
 

HiG4s

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95mm to 110mm is usually for a bike with about 300mm of total suspension travel. The TTL225 I beleive has around 200mm total travel so I would set the loaded sag about 60mm to 70mm.
 
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Magellan

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The total travel for the rear is 190mm. Front is 225mm.

Mag



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'00 TTR250, '00 TTR225 (wife's bike)