Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by chuckpp, Dec 26, 2014.
There is a knob on the shock ...How to adjust and whar does it do?
It is for adjusting the compression on the shock. I have mine set a few clicks up from the softest setting. I get plenty of suspension travel this way. However, I weigh 165 and don't do hard ditch riding.
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Here is advice I used from theCATman. This is a good setup.
Any other questions, just ask.
You say you have it adjusted to a few clicks soft what way is soft clockwise or counterclockwise?
I am 250 with cloths on..My dial is on the shock
Full soft will be full counter clockwise. There should be 20'ish clicks of adjustment from one extreme to the other.
I bigger dude like you might need a heavier spring. The compression clicker will only do so much.
soft is counter clockwise.
Maybe one more question the spring on the rear shock is there a stock measurement to go from to make sure it is in the correct spot,As i have bottom out a couple of times i think..
I can't help you with the spring adjustment question but I'll add that I've always been a believer that you SHOULD bottom out a couple of times per ride. That way you know you are using all of the travel the suspension has to offer.
If you don't have the correct spring rate for the rider weight no matter what you do to the shock you will always bottom out. You may bottom out less if you go to full hard but it will be a harsh ride as the shock is slower to react.
where can I fine the correct spring for my weigh?
I got one from Pioneer Performance. I'm about 200lb fully geared and run the 6.5kg. Works well for me
If changing the spring I would suggest a rebuild and revalve as well. Made a huge difference for me.
Didn't know that. I weigh about the same and I currently have my stock spring on the second clip. Had them rebuilt/revalved last year by Shoc Tek and it was a huge improvement over my previous rebuild.
Just wish I had of know that the stock spring was on the weak/soft side.
For the mild mannered Sunday flat trail cruiser the stock spring is fine at your weight.
If the fun flipper and the bars are good friends when encountering driveway approaches or beaver dams then you will benefit from the heavier spring or if you like to let the suspension fully extend and relax once in a while like the pic below then the heavier spring is the right choice.
On the 12 Vector LTX (monoshock II rear suspension) the knob on the shock changes the rebound dampening, not compression. 20 clicks counterclockwise is minimum, 11 clicks is standard and 3 clicks is the maximum.
So what does that really mean?How quick it comes back?
Yes. It controls the speed of the spring releasing it's energy.
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