Sand Suspention ?

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Going to be going to Pismo pretty soon here as soon as my Paddle Tire comes, just had a question if i should leave the suspention as it is or change it a couple clicks? im 180 so the stock settings work well for the hard packed terrain of Hollister would the same setting be good for Sand too? should i make it lil stiffer softer also any suggestions on getting the bike ready for sand would be awsome since i have never been on sand before.
 
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I just went to Florrence OR in April for the first time and left my cr as it was for woods/ single track riding. I didn't jump anything huge and it felt fine. We rode a lot of sand woops and it felt just the same as the dirt woops. When i took my bike apart when i got home i noticed my bottom linkage bearing was seized solid (piece that joins to the rear shock) and i never noticed it riding. Make sure you get a shock skin. I also used a filter skin. You'll also have to run your tire farther back than normal to clear the tire on the swingarm. One last thing, your chain will take a beating. Have fun!
 

Green Horn

aka Chip Carbone
N. Texas SP
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Run your tire pressure low and set your forks to the stiffest setting possible for compression and rebound. This will help keep the front end from washing out.
 
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sweet thanks guys, i put on a rear shock cover, o-ring chain, K&N filter, and luckily the tire clears the swing arm perfectly maybe a lil tiny bit of slap on the mud flap if im hauling ass but shouldnt be too much of a problem. im about to go downstairs and crank the forks up but about the tire pressure i got a rear paddle tire on so should i run the rear at regular pressure and just run the front lower and how low like 8psi?
 
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I took off that plastic mud flap/ shock guard. That's why you have the shock boot. I also had a little piece of metal that a friend fabricated that bolted to the holes where the mud flap bolted and it angled back a touch to deflect sand away from the air box.