Sand suspension adjustments
  • parkerfly
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    Sand suspension adjustments

    by parkerfly » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:02 am

    Going to the sand dunes this wknd. I've never ridden in sand, right now my bike (450R) is setup for trail riding. Should I adjust my compression/rebound for riding in the sand?

    I've heard set the front hard and rear soft and it will make a big difference. Does that sound right... Also is that talking about compression, rebound, or both?
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    AgentSmith
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    by AgentSmith » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:26 am

    Compression.
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    by parkerfly » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:19 pm

    I set the compression in the front to almost full hard and the compression in the rear to almost full soft. Left the rebound alone.

    Made a huge difference in the sand, much more stable. So stable in fact I forgot to lower the air pressure in my tires which is also supposed to help.
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    by jt1872001 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:50 pm

    I set the compression stiff. pretty much the same setting as track riding. And a paddle tire .

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