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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Yes I was on a stock seat. Well mostly. I cut an inch out and added an inch of that foam you can get as a kneeling pad for gardening. I also made it a little wider. Granted I ended up sitting further forward than the part I made wider so go figure. :lol3 However I would totally get a different seat if I got that bike, but I'd never get that bike.
  2. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Or buns of steel. :rofl
  3. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The forging company I worked for made the FN-10 steering spindle forging. We made, exact number, 1 million of them.
    I am appaled to hear an ex Ford engineer, WITH Q-1 AND QS9000 training, tout a measurement system that has low repeatability.
    You must have been cutten SPC classes to hang with Jill.

    I agree with the sag measurement method you and the hot babes at Ford used on a car or truck. But on a bike the spring length is best. Regardless of how you do it there is just too much variance between sag measurements to make it a reliable control. In measuring the length of the spring it's easy to get extreamely close measurements to desired. You must of course have some starting range, like Honda gives. And that may be an application for engineers and hot babs at Honda to work out on a test stand.

    If more pre load is needed for the extra gear taken on a trip shorten the spring and record the length that worked best. After the trip set back to the original length measurement and your done. This measurement can easely be made to 1/64" accuracy. If for no other reason the spring length method is better because it is faster to accomplish. I wager that sag can not be measured to within 1/2" accuracy.

    And that remindes me, does anybody make a external pre-load adjustment device for a Showa shock?
  4. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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  5. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    My mind just will not let me understand all of the suspension jargon no matter how much I read or study it. I just know I put in the recommended heavy springs, the compression dampeners are set to full soft, the rebound on the shock is set to full fast because that's the only way the rear tire will stay hooked to the ground through stutter bumps AND IT SUCKS ASS!!!!! I HATE IT!!!!!!:baldy
  6. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Clam down. Come back from the cliff edge. It's OK. Just try different settings. The heavy springs can be set on the soft side. Keep notes of changes and how they performed and you will get there. Do you think Red Bull wins all the F1 races with just dumb luck? It takes trial, error, evaluation, and re-trial.

    Do you want Jill to help ya?
  7. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Now there's an idea. Or I am sure losing about 60lbs wouldn't hurt either.
  8. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Can Jill help me too????? :evil

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  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Yeah, there ya go.
    Try lite beer?
  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Just a second, I'll check, I gota find the new speed dial number I made for her.
  11. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Hey there, watch it!!! :eek1 I resemble that remark... :lol3


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  12. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Lite beer??? :y0! Is that for drinkin two fisted??? :freaky

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  13. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    SWEET!!! :D I call Conducter!!! :poser

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  14. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Lite beer - that's the 7% dubbel you have for lunch so you can save the 10 and 11% tripels for the evening. Duvel tripel hop 2012 is heaven in a glass.

    I should set either my race sag or spring length one of these days. I guess I don't ride the bike hard enough to know the difference. I adjusted the rebound rear and front until it didn't piss me off, and then went out and enjoyed being on the damn thing.
  15. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Question: Why no support for your fellow countrymen at KTM? :roflThey are in one of those Grematic countries arn't they?

    Seriously, you just are not going to know if your as recieved suspension set is good untill you try a different set up.
  16. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    You all might have guessed that things are pretty slow here in the Oil Patch with oil at a stinking $85 a barrel. Good for you at the pump, bad for the Houston economy, good for my post count! Good night:freaky
  17. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    Pshh!! who cares about the seat! hell id even consider taking it off. im not gonna be sitting down while haulin ass though the FL sand whoops and trails :deal actually I cant relate to ever being uncomfortable while riding a dirt bike on the street for long periods of time. (long periods of time meaning 100 miles in a day or more) must have something to do with my sweet young 21 year old ass cheeks :evil :kat
  18. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    That right there is the key! being content and or satisfied with the setup :freaky

    Its chasing the personal idea of "perfection" that get me in trouble :deal

    Simple rule I have found out, unless your either board or not happy with the way something works Don't fuck with it! :1drink
  19. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Fritz you hurt me allot:cry !

    Never have I claimed to be one of them Engineers.... I was and am a technician, my brain wasn't removed of all practical common sence at graduation.:lol3( i kid i kid)
  20. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    I'm really bad at that being content thing. So far my XR has done everything I have asked of it, but I still want to see what I can do to make it better (like a fork brace). I'm only 150 pounds soaking wet, so I haven't had much trouble with the stock springs, but the front end still dives more than I would like.

    This is also only my 2nd bike I've owned, and the first I've ridden on the street, so I have a lot of learn still.