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Old 12-03-2005, 01:39 PM   #21
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There's a pretty good possibilty that the fork may be bottoming, causing it to wobble. HD's are pretty notoriously undersprung. Also when's the last time your fork oil was changed?

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There's a pretty good possibilty that the fork may be bottoming, causing it to wobble. HD's are pretty notoriously undersprung. Also when's the last time your fork oil was changed?

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you are so smart i would never put those too togaether....This is not ment as a joke either you say things that make perfect since but i could never think of them and i feel as thoguh im pretty mechanicly inclinded.
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There's a pretty good possibilty that the fork may be bottoming, causing it to wobble. HD's are pretty notoriously undersprung. Also when's the last time your fork oil was changed?

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never on the fork oil change, I was going to replace it with 15 wt and add a 1" pvc spacer to the top of the springs.
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:27 AM   #24
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Jake,
Thanks for the compliment. I've been doing this a long time so that helps. My background in engineering also helps me look at things analytically as well.

Scootertrash,
Instead of doing the spacer I'd recommend replacing the springs.
If you don't have the correct rate of spring, tightening up on the preload isn't going to accomplish much.

The stock spring rate is only .35, for your weight I'd recommend .85 to .90.
I know you do most of your own work so if you'd like to discuss spring rate and oil recommendations further feel free to call me and we can go more in depth.

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^^ ON the XLforum it seems like everyone does a suspension upgrade to progressive. I understand it makes the bike handle completely different and that it really is a necessity.

I've been thinking of throwing on some Ohlins on the back. I think they look neat, and I hear good things. Also I want to be different
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^^ ON the XLforum it seems like everyone does a suspension upgrade to progressive. I understand it makes the bike handle completely different and that it really is a necessity.

I've been thinking of throwing on some Ohlins on the back. I think they look neat, and I hear good things. Also I want to be different
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those are nice...how much pesos?
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I don't know, but they are not an american company, so I bet they are more than Progressives.

http://www.ohlins.com/36prclb.shtml
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:36 AM   #29
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Yes, more than Progressive. They have a much higher degree of adjustability than Progressive though. Probably for your application the Progressive would probably be a better value.

I'd use 15 wt. fork oil with the Progressive springs.

If you haven't bought the parts yet I'd appreciate the opportunity to give you a quote.

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Yes, more than Progressive. They have a much higher degree of adjustability than Progressive though. Probably for your application the Progressive would probably be a better value.

I'd use 15 wt. fork oil with the Progressive springs.

If you haven't bought the parts yet I'd appreciate the opportunity to give you a quote.

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