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Well I finally got the new tires ( pilot powers 190/55 rear )on my bike and have been fooling with the suspension a little. One of my buddies has been ridding and racing bikes since he was a teen. All off road racing but he has been ridding the road since he was old enough. We put the rear spring on full soft and backed all the rebound and comp settings all the way off and back up one turn. It feels pretty good but still I only got 23 to 25 mm of sag. This bike has had a shim put under the top of the rear shock mount. 2 or 3 mm or so. I am 5'8" and 140 lbs and don't plan on tracking but I live in the Allegheny, and Blue Ridge Mtns. So all the ridding I do is in pretty twisty stuff. I am an intermediate rider at best and I am really enjoying the feel and power of the RC a lot!! :rockon Other than the shim the suspension was stock and untouched when I bought it and the bike had the original tires and only 3467 miles. You pros what do you think and what advise would you give me. I am thinking of changing the rear spring but would like to know how big of a job it is to do? THANKS Hoovy
 

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Well I finally got the new tires ( pilot powers 190/55 rear )on my bike and have been fooling with the suspension a little. One of my buddies has been ridding and racing bikes since he was a teen. All off road racing but he has been ridding the road since he was old enough. We put the rear spring on full soft and backed all the rebound and comp settings all the way off and back up one turn. It feels pretty good but still I only got 23 to 25 mm of sag. This bike has had a shim put under the top of the rear shock mount. 2 or 3 mm or so. I am 5'8" and 140 lbs and don't plan on tracking but I live in the Allegheny, and Blue Ridge Mtns. So all the ridding I do is in pretty twisty stuff. I am an intermediate rider at best and I am really enjoying the feel and power of the RC a lot!! :rockon Other than the shim the suspension was stock and untouched when I bought it and the bike had the original tires and only 3467 miles. You pros what do you think and what advise would you give me. I am thinking of changing the rear spring but would like to know how big of a job it is to do? THANKS Hoovy
I am a bit bigger than you, and can not get the stock suspension anywhere near been decent. Had a hard time with it at my trackday two weeks ago. I have only gotten advice to change out the rear spring, and link. So I just popped for a Penske, and Moriwaki link from the WERA forms. I should have it early next week, and hopefully it will make as much of a difference as everyone is telling me it will. I do trackdays, as well as agressive street too. My RC will see the track more than the street, so a shock out back, and springs up front are a must have! I am not a racer, just enjoy putting around the track. Of course, there is going to be some difference in track, vs. street setup.....

My post may not have helped much, but I think going with a replacement rear is going to be the only real solution to your delimma.

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Another ????

I guess I should also ask what the OEM spring is rated at and what should I change too, if I do? :confused: HOOVY
 

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Mine felt like a plank till I got an Ohlins and link for the rear and springs and revalve for the front. Dan Kyle did the forks and supplied the shock and link = best money spent on the bike so far. Give him a call,tell him what you need and he will get you sorted out.
 

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I bought a rear shock from here from metalscorpio (Elka) and had GMD Computrack in Atlanta set up the shock and work up the forks for me 2 weeks
ago. Tracked it at Road Atlanta last weekend, and it was SOOOOOO AWESOME!!!! Kent really knows his stuff on bike set ups. The tires are so clean looking after 3 days of flogging. And it felt like it was on rails around the
whole track. New springs front and rear aren`t that much $$$`s and can make a HUGH difference in feel. I think Kent could really help you out on your
set up!! 706-253-1148 call them and let them set you up. You won`t regret it!!:rockon
 

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Thanks Guys!!!!

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One of my buddies had them do some work and he was very satisfied. They have done his forks and rear also and he said it was like night and day. I am going to check into that. Thanks again to all for their help, this site has been more than helpful. :rockon:notworthy:notworthy:rockon HOOVY
 
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