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Old 07-14-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Fine Tuning the Suspension on the 1190R

When I get into the whoops, I find the ass end is too springy so instead of the being able to loft the front end, the tail bounces. How would I correct this?
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:41 AM   #2
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More rebound in the rear.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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Helped but could still be better. Anything else?
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:29 PM   #4
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http://service.foxracingshox.com/pow...ning_guide.htm

Try this, its for mx bikes but there are good tips to be had.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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This bike was never meant for the whoops. You'll never get it balanced with the front end, regardless of adjustments or re-valving. It's just a little 36mm non-PDS shock that was meant for fire roads at best...


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Old 07-14-2014, 06:04 PM   #6
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This bike was never meant for the whoops. You'll never get it balanced with the front end, regardless of adjustments or re-valving. It's just a little 36mm non-PDS shock that was meant for fire roads at best...


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Granted, but anything will be an improvement. As it is right now, any speed over 30 mph can be dangerous. Was the shock on the 950 that much better?
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:05 PM   #7
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Granted, but anything will be an improvement. As it is right now, any speed over 30 mph can be dangerous. Was the shock on the 950 that much better?

50mm PDS... yes, much better.



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Old 07-15-2014, 08:02 AM   #8
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50mm PDS... yes, much better.



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Huh...

Well then, what would you recommend?

I'm not racing the thing but it does spend the majority of its time in the dirt. I'd like it to be able to handle the bumps as well as the 950 did.



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Old 07-15-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Huh...

Well then, what would you recommend?

I'm not racing the thing but it does spend the majority of its time in the dirt. I'd like it to be able to handle the bumps as well as the 950 did.



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get your sag set properly (new springs if you need to) and then play around a bit. mine seems to work as well as my 990? also make sure you have TC off or in Offroad mode. the TC cutting the power when you gas it over the bumps can add to your troubles.
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get your sag set properly (new springs if you need to) and then play around a bit. mine seems to work as well as my 990? also make sure you have TC off or in Offroad mode. the TC cutting the power when you gas it over the bumps can add to your troubles.

+1

Start with the basics. I had to dial the preload all the way out on both ends on my bike because I'm only about 160. It seems to be sprung for about a 180-190 pound rider. After fine tuning the clickers I'm blown away how good it works. I didn't stray far from the standard settings with the exception of the high speed in back. I had to soften that way up.
Seems even easier to ride than my buddies 990 off road to me. Very predictable.

Powercell sells suspension products yes?
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #11
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Gotta admit, my suspension theory is lacking. The 950 was dialed in for me (about 180 in full gear) by a Race Tech technician and handled bumps like an enduro (well, a 500lb enduro anyway ).

I'm on vacation next week so I'm printing off everything recommended and will haul it all to camp with me to see how well I can get the big fellow to behave.

Dirt performance is the goal, street performance is the compromise.


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Gotta admit, my suspension theory is lacking. The 950 was dialed in by a Race Tech technician and handled bumps like an enduro (well, a 500lb enduro anyway ).

I'm on vacation next week so I'm printing off everything recommended and will haul it all to camp with me to see how well I can get the big fellow to behave.

Dirt performance is the goal, street performance is the compromise.


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You'll get it sorted out. Just make one change at a time. You can always go back. Also you can always send yours to a tuner and get it dialed even more.

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