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Kiwi_Roy
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PostSubject: Regarding Rider Sag   Regarding Rider Sag Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:55 am

I read the technical version here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
It's very interesting but I have the OEM suspenders.
At the moment I seem to get a fairly harsh ride, I don't have the money or the time to change out the shock for something fancy.

The specs say 110 mm rear travel, I assume thats measured at the axel not the shock
I gather I need to set the rider sag to 25-30% total travel (27-33 mm measured at the rear axel)
I don't think I can set the Static Sag without changing the spring.
Since the GRiSO doesn't have an axel to see I thought I would make up a sliding scale to slip in one of the holes in the top of the rear disk and measure from there to the bag frame vertically above, does that sound reasonable.
I assume I do this with all my tools and camping gear on-board.

There appears to be just one screw for adjusting the rear damping labeled Hard to Soft

The front shocks have a screw on each shock, I assume one is for compression and one for rebound, is there a setting that works ok like clicks from fully CW

Please don't go getting all technical now silent

Thanks in advance

07 1100

Roy
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avgpetro
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Rider Sag   Regarding Rider Sag Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:18 am

I think that you can adjust the total sag (bikes weight + you on it), and then measure the static sag that your setting results, to figure out if the spring is ok or not
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Rider Sag   Regarding Rider Sag Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:03 am

Thanks for the response, yes that makes perfect sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Rider Sag   Regarding Rider Sag Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:50 pm

What I do Roy is set up my phone on a box , camera set to video. A long ruler taped to seat, with the measuring end close to Center of Carc. Start recording, Pull up on tail to top out shock = bike sag measurement, release and allow to settle Sit on bike allow to settle = rider sag.
A couple of screenshots, video was to big to send. I also taped some white paper to the carc with a reference mark, makes reviewing measurements easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Rider Sag   Regarding Rider Sag Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:29 pm

Adjusting the sag isn't going to make the ride less (or more) harsh.  Instead wind the compression dampening right out and see how that goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Rider Sag   Regarding Rider Sag Icon_minitime1Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:59 pm

Ok, thanks everybody.
The take a video is perfect for us misfits without any friends LOL

Dave, you are right of course, I will try that.
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