a not so loafy front end. more sports orientated. i have purchased the clubman bars from the abarth and plan to get rearsets and the yss shock. id like to make the bike into something similar to the 900 abarth
15mm off?! You think I should take that off too? That seems alot from the reccomended 10mmI am 6'0" and 200lb. (very close to your specs.)
I did 15W and took 15mm off my spacers.
I think it's a nice improvement.
I have 40mm rider sag, within the recommended range.
How come you don't reccomend it? The front forks are awfulThe front end is more than just okay. The bad one is the rear. Any upgrade there will bring the forks in proper operation. Do not cut, do not change the damping or rebound behaviour by the oil. Ride first with the upgrade you are planing.
If this will not fit to your riding style, then the forks upgrade is more than cutting or oil changing!
I bought some adjustable caps, so I could fine tune.15mm off?! You think I should take that off too? That seems alot from the reccomended 10mm
No the rear is awful. You should feel it if you ride a little spirited. It is the rear which either loses the contact to the ground or bounces additionally, without proper damping. As said, first the rear and then thinking about the forks. A little thicker oil will only make your forks slow. Cutting down the spacers will only result in cutted down spacers. Quite useless.How come you don't reccomend it? The front forks are awful
one of the nonsense he is talking about. Either a shock is bad and does not work, or it will be typically worn and ready for service after 20 tkm or 12500 mi. Most OEM shocks are even used much longer without any minding of the rider.The way this guy talks, the rear shock is "OK" for 4-5k miles.
Then it belongs in the trash bin.
My bike has 2k miles, so I put "new shock" on next years list.
I doubt he knows even better. He just babbles. The MT/XSR forks are simple, only two tubes telescoping, a spring to keep a loaded height and some oil to control the telescoping speed. Typical built for decades. In my early motorcycle years, the availability in upgrade parts was low. Even a pair of heavier springs was not available for the current ride. So we fudged around with thicker oil or insane spacer lengths. This is more than 30 years ago, and that is where you find Dave.[..]
I'm not cutting spacer. I dont really understand how that will correct what Dave Moss complains about - the bounciness. I'm no mechanic, but in my mind it seems cutting the spacer will only drop the front end and increase raiders sag?! [..]