how soft/stiff should my suspention be?

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ive got a 1996 kx500 and ride trails that are made of sand,with some roots in them and whoops and stuff.im wondering how soft/stiff should my suspention be for it to handle good?i dont jump any jumps.thanks.
 
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its all preference man. Nobody can tell you what stiffness it should be. I like to go softer for trail riding, and harder for motocross. but thats just me.
 

JTT

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2fast...check out Jer's tuning guide at www.mxtech.com That should help you make educated decisions. Don't be afraid to try different settings, you can always put them back to original.
 

zsr

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The best 'rough guide' I can give you is that you should just bottom out once every lap. You can tie a piece of thread around one of the fork legs to see how much of the travel you are using. That travel is there to be used after all.



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