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Old 09-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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takegawa shock

Installed it today...it's softer than the BBR sprung stock shock. The spring is a bit smaller in diameter than the BBR. I've got about 1/4" more sag now with 200lbs on the bike. There are no numbers or anything on the spring, but it looks like I could run the preload collar down an inch and put the BBR spring on it. Won't have a chance to ride it for a couple weeks, but I'll probably do that next.

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Other than that it seems pretty nice - 18 clicks of compression damping but no rebound damping. You can feel the difference about every 3 clicks. The shock length can be adjusted but I had to keep it at the shortest setting or the clevis binds up on the bottom linkage. Had to file just a hair off the top mount to get it installed.

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thanks for the pics....looking forward to your experimentation.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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its got more potential than works shock and the works is suppose to be the best for the 100


I wanna say I read somewhere that someone put the bbr spring on it.. idk if it was on planetminis of thumper talk or meybe it was terry from firepower, lol... I just remember reading about it hahahha
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I got the BBR spring installed and with the rebound damping cranked all the way up it seems ok bouncing around the garage. It's rebound only - no compression damping...I think I wrote that backwards earlier. You have to crank in about 1/4" of preload to get the BBR spring to fit, so it's stiffer now plus it's got some actual damping. I'll get some practice in next weekend and see what happens.

Oh and Rob...I'm working on a new front end for next season...see you in turn 1. Muhahahah. (the finished caliper adapter won't be wood)

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that is my problem, i am always "seeing" you guys in turn one, that means you are always in front of me.
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Whats the sag like with the BBR spring?
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I got the BBR spring installed and with the rebound damping cranked all the way up it seems ok bouncing around the garage. It's rebound only - no compression damping...I think I wrote that backwards earlier. You have to crank in about 1/4" of preload to get the BBR spring to fit, so it's stiffer now plus it's got some actual damping. I'll get some practice in next weekend and see what happens.

Oh and Rob...I'm working on a new front end for next season...see you in turn 1. Muhahahah. (the finished caliper adapter won't be wood)

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hahahaha, looks like stoppies will be easy!

but thats the thing.....ur not suppose to use the brakes, or so Im told, lol
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