Stock or Modified suspension?

Do you have stock or Modified suspension?

  • Stock

    Votes: 25 43.9%
  • Modified

    Votes: 32 56.1%

  • Total voters
    57
  • Poll closed .

150rguy

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I was just wondering how many people have stock suspension and how many people have had suspension places do things to youur's. I'm thinking about getting a revalve and want to know if it is worth the $300 or $400 bucks. And if you do, who did you have do it?
 
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im rockin the stock on my 125. if i went aftermarket it would just be the back shock.
 
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I had mine modified over the winter. I'm not particularly impressed at this point, but it's possible that it's still not adjusted right.
 

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dialing in the adjustments is a big part of it, stock or worked on.
Sixds, why only the rear? front and rear are both pretty darned important.
 
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I stuck with the stock stuff and played with the clickers. I hope to get a new bike soon so 95% of my money is headed to the new bike fund.
 
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Papakeith said:
dialing in the adjustments is a big part of it, stock or worked on.
I understand. . . I'm working on it, but the suspension is bottoming way too easy after the work and my testing shows that 8 clicks of compression hasn't resolved that problem. I broke my wrist because the suspension bottomed too easily before the work, and the problem still isn't fixed.

Anyway, I can't get any tech support from the suspension guy because of a dispute over the original order and a related order for parts.

I'm thinking/hoping that more or heavier oil might help.
 
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"dialing in the adjustments is a big part of it, stock or worked on.
Sixds, why only the rear? front and rear are both pretty darned important."

I just can't afford it,
 

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sixds said:
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I just can't afford it,
What do you mean? you don't even have a bike.
 
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robwbright said:
I'm thinking/hoping that more or heavier oil might help.
That should actually help you a fair bit.

As for my suspension, it's stock, but I've had a decent fiddle with it, to the point where I'm pretty happy with it.

What does a shop or service ACTUALLY do when they "set up" your suspension?
Wht can they do that I can't?
 
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patto3 said:
That should actually help you a fair bit.

As for my suspension, it's stock, but I've had a decent fiddle with it, to the point where I'm pretty happy with it.

What does a shop or service ACTUALLY do when they "set up" your suspension?
Wht can they do that I can't?
Thats a good question...
 

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patto3 said:
What does a shop or service ACTUALLY do when they "set up" your suspension?
Wht can they do that I can't?
Realistically the short answer is nothing. The long answer is when we pay a shop for getting the suspension tuned we are paying for their years of experience learning the correct valving to adjust etc. In the end I may stumble across a good setup over time just like a blind squirrel finds the odd nut, but I'd rather imporve my odds and shorten the time we spend searching for a good setup.
 
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#15
The single most important factor in racing at high speeds,whoops and jumps. A middle c rider will not tell the difference between revalved and just set for them. The stock valving can be adjusted by shims,the modified gets this also. Oil viscosity and springs can be done by the average person,but are not going to get the same result. How your wheels track over rough terrain,corner and land jumps boils down to your safety! Box that stuff up and send it to Wilky! I do not recommend mb1 or bob from renagade in Michigan!