2003 Suzuki RM 125 fork and shock shim stacks

marcusgunby

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20.1(2)

19.1(2)

10.1

16.1

15.1

14.1

13.1

12.1

11.1

10.1

8.5(clamp)

the forks have a shim stack on the bleed(i dont like this setup at all) the 04 doesnt have one.

 

shock comp

44.2(12)

38.15

32.1

26.1

40.2

38.2

36.25

34.25

32.25

30.25

28.25

26.25

24.25

22.3

20.3

see with all those ls shims im amazed you find it soft in the rear-i found it harsh unless the ls and hs adjuster was full soft.

 
 
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Thanks alot, I've never actually take apart a showa fork, what do you mean shim stack on the bleed? Is there anywhere online I can look at a parts diagram?
 

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its real easy to do that fork, there are two shim stacks on the passive valving, the passive valving that sits on the piston and the passive bleed shims that sit further back- i took the whole lot out- nice supply of spare shims, LOL- i even put a thread up about them but no one replied!

if the shock is anything like the 02, i found it quite soft and although i am a heavier rider it was still bottoming with the comp clickers all the way in.

what exactly are you looking to change/dislike about the suspension???
 
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When you say you're heavier how much we talking? I'm 170, well before thanksgiving i was :scream:.

Current setting
Shock 8 out on the compression
10 out on rebound
and 1 ands 1/4 out on HS compression

Forks are one in from what ever stock was.

The suspension works really well in the whoops, but although I have my shock set at 95mm sag it still feels really far into the travel in the rear. The front feels pretty good but it still bottoms out if I'm not smooth. I thinking it could use a bit more HS dampening. Ideally I would like to be able to blast through braking bumps but still have my suspension firm enough that I can hit the big jumps. Can you have both or can you only get one or the other? Anyone care to share any setup secrets?