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I know alot of you have had your shocks redone by Rocket Ron and when I can afford it I will do the same. So my question is what is the best stock set up that anyone has found for the stock shocks compression and rebound. I am 220lbs with all of my gear on. I would appreciate any input on it.
 

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I'm the same weight as yourself.
I will check my settings tonight. I have spent a lot of time dialing them in to where they are now.
They are set well for MX and dune riding, but because the springs are too light for my weight I still bottom out front and rear on flat landings.
Have ordered new springs that are yet to arrive.
 

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Current settings:

Front -
Compresion 16 clicks out.
Rebound 21 clicks out.
Free sag 30mm

Rear -
Compresion 17 clicks out.
Rebound 10 clicks out.
Free sag 26mm
 

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Is that clicks out from hardest or softest setting?
 

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That's clicks out from hard. Turn them all the way in (clockwise) and then back them out (anti clockwise) to the settings.

Clear as mud :2thumbsup:
 

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Awesome. I will adjust them today. Thanks for the help. :2thumbsup:
 

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whats free sag? im not much of a mechanic but your weight and riding style are the same as me.
 

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I weight 175....how should I set-up my shocks for a soft ride?
 

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your wieght and soft ride are not in the stock shock settings you have to go inside for valving changes and spring changes when your ready i can help thanks Ron
 

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To measure free sag you need to lift the bike up to the maximum shock extension while letting the tyres still touch the ground. Take a measure and then let the bike drop under its own weight. It will settle by itself. Take this measure from the ground as well. The diff in the two measures is free sag.
Free sag settings cross refferenced with ride height settings are a good way to start on your spring selections.

These make for some good reading:
http://www.ohlins.com/ATV/tabid/54/Default.aspx
http://www.ohlins.com/Portals/0/documents/...ls/07235-01.pdf
http://www.ohlins.com/Portals/0/documents/...ls/07255-01.pdf
http://www.ohlins.com/Portals/0/ATV%20PERF...%C3%96HLINS.pdf
 

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Lost down under, thank you for the shock set up advice. World of difference from where I had them at. Many Thanks. :bow:
 
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