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The rear shock spring I am currently working on is 80/200 25cm long

Has anyone used not a softer spring, but a slightly shorter one(23cm)??- which I am hoping, will reduce down the height slightly.

(I am already using a lowering link)



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Just a possibility... See Dans for sale post about his rear shock..

Interestingly to achieve a lowered bike, the previous owner drilled another hole in the lower mount higher up so the bike would sit lower. Maybe an easier option for you?

Im sure Dan could whip up a picture...

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Thanks again Moo..invaluable information again!..
Im keen to explore first the "shorter spring" method.
I'm happy to test this lowering technique if no one else has attempted it.


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Only downside i can see from that method is less shock travel

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RodYorkttr wrote:

The rear shock spring I am currently working on is 80/200 25cm long

Has anyone used not a softer spring, but a slightly shorter one(23cm)??- which I am hoping, will reduce down the height slightly.

(I am already using a lowering link)



-- Edited by RodYorkttr on Monday 5th of June 2017 09:46:42 PM


 won't work...

the shock has a exstended length & a shorter spring won't change that

unless you have it lose so it bounces up/down on the shock body...

it's the shocks internals that goven the uncompressed length....

 

set the sags... the bike will settle 100mm lower from its static

hight with your weight on it....

 

 

 

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-- Edited by petenz on Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:41:36 AM

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Thank you!...that makes sense!

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