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Rear shock 2012 vector ltx

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by chuckpp, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. chuckpp

    chuckpp Pro

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    There is a knob on the shock ...How to adjust and whar does it do?

    tks chuck
     
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  3. SounderMN

    SounderMN Pro

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    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.
    There is a lot to learn about suspension and how it works. Read and learn before you mess with it too much. Search Button is your friend.

    Here is advice I used from theCATman. This is a good setup.

    Any other questions, just ask.
     
  4. chuckpp

    chuckpp Pro

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    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

    tks
     
  5. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers! VIP Member

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    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.
     
  6. SounderMN

    SounderMN Pro

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    soft is counter clockwise.
     
  7. chuckpp

    chuckpp Pro

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    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..
    tks
     
  8. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers! VIP Member

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    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.
     
  9. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    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.
     
  10. chuckpp

    chuckpp Pro

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    where can I fine the correct spring for my weigh?
     
  11. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    I got one from Pioneer Performance. I'm about 200lb fully geared and run the 6.5kg. Works well for me
    http://pioneerperformance.net/store/page9.html
    If changing the spring I would suggest a rebuild and revalve as well. Made a huge difference for me.
     
  12. Irv

    Irv TY 4 Stroke God

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    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.
     
  13. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    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.
     

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  14. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Expert

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  15. chuckpp

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    So what does that really mean?How quick it comes back?
     
  16. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Yes. It controls the speed of the spring releasing it's energy.
     

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