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Old 02-11-2009, 02:59 PM   #16
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Me too. But the right way to do it is....

One thing I always do is mark my mounts and fasteners. I can tell at a glance if they have moved, which way to nudge things and where to put it back to if I don't like the changes I've made.

I do take my time with initial set up and any time I make major changes, such as axle height(different shocks, wheels or radically different tire profile), measuring and remeasuring.

When I do make "eyeball" measurements to expedite a change in set up, I am often suprised at what I ended up with when I do get around to taking measurements. There seems to be a pretty broad range that works, at least with my rigs.


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>>>The eye can be fooled. So can the memory-write it down!<<

Yes, and I am so guilty on my own rigs of not doing that
Do initial setup using figures that are in the ballpark.............toe in 3/4" or less, some lean out etc. Then go out and run the thing on the roads or combination of roads you normally woudl run on. If it pulls lean the bike away from the pull....then recheck the toe in. Once you find out how much if any toe in change you have when the bike is leaned in or out you will be ahead of the game.
Dunno about others who have been in this for a while but to be candid I have no idea what my settings are on my own rig half the time. After initial setup and getting used to what does what things get tweaked to get it better and better until it feels good and does not wear tires out. At that point I should recheck everything and record it but many times don't. My bad.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #17
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Marking things is a good idea.
The point is that is is important to be able to get back to where you was from where you are otherwise you won't know where to go after you got to where you are if it isn't the place you want to be and the result may be that you won't end up where you want to be to go somewhere else. Simple.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:15 PM   #18
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Marking things is a good idea.
The point is that is is important to be able to get back to where you was from where you are otherwise you won't know wher eto go after you got to where you are if it isn't th eplace you want to be and the result may be that you won't end up where you want to be top go somewhere else. Simple.
wish I could 'splain things as good as that!
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #19
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