- Jun 4, 2001
I hope you guys will help. I'm new here and came because some guys at my track said this place was where I need to do some studying. I tried to find the tuning guide ya'll spoke of but it says coming soon. June 23rd I have my first race and I picked a bad time to start trying to learn suspension. Please help! I'm getting confused. I was riding OK, till a guy at the track put 2 clicks up on my compression for forks, and one click on rebound. I told him I was bottoming on jumps. He also just did one click up on rebound for rear spring. Then I rode better than I ever thought I could. He told me next time at the track I should up compression for rear spring. I did. Unfortunately, next time at the track, it was extremely dry and hard. Lot's of people wrecking due to bald track. Including myself. I didn't get a chance to really test it as there was no dirt to grip. However it did seem, that rear wheel was sliding out more. Was this because I may have went too high on rear compression? Or just the bald track? I also noticed my rear end tended to want to come up alot more on jumps...this is very bad...was this due to too much rebound? Also front dives in a little easier in a way that it's tucking under,...again was this due to bald track...or too much compression? BTW, I'm 200lbs...ride MX, jump high and hard, riding 01 yz250. Thanks a bunch for your help.