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Old 15-10-18, 01:37 PM   #11
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Hence Maxton - they'll do an infinitely better job. I know, I've used them.

Not cheap though, by any stretch of the imagination. So if Bibio can suggest mixing oil weights to come up with something suitable (I'd be all ears for this) then that'd be worth an initial shot, along with springs designed for your weight (linear!)
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Old 15-10-18, 01:53 PM   #12
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i wish it were that simple as just mixing oil weights.

the first thing you need to do is recognise what the problem is FIRST before you can rectify it. for instance is it fast rebound, slow compression etc.etc. once you know whats wrong then its a case of altering the shim stack and oil viscosity.

oil viscosity is easy as you just mix till you have the correct rebound when the adjuster is in the middle of its range. this alone wont fix other problems.

its a very long and slow process that requires the correct tools.
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Old 15-10-18, 02:44 PM   #13
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Haha, that's me out then. No idea - it either goes round corners as I want it to, or it doesn't. If it doesn't, I usually just pop the front end off to Maxton and have them work their magic. No amount of fan-dangling on my part will ever, ever come close to their ridiculous expertise or workmanship.
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Old 15-10-18, 03:01 PM   #14
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unless your racing all the time k-tech are a waste of money. they are not designed for the road.

you would get better results mixing oil viscosity and shims.

the last thing you want for road use is hard suspension.
hey bibio I am 6ft and about 105kg (of pure muscle honest) so it could use being quite hard.
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Old 15-10-18, 03:10 PM   #15
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It's not about hard/soft (that's what she said). It's about the springs suiting your weight and the valving suiting your riding style.

Use this for spring rates: http://www.racetech.com/VehicleSearch
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It's not about hard/soft (that's what she said). It's about the springs suiting your weight and the valving suiting your riding style.

Use this for spring rates: http://www.racetech.com/VehicleSearch
Still Not got a clue I just point it and go leave that kind of witchcraft to the experts.
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Old 16-10-18, 07:41 AM   #17
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haha, that's the best option in my eyes. If you've got the money (between 800 and 1300 ish) then I'd highly recommend a front revalve and a new adjustable rear shock from Maxton. They really are the dogs danglies. It seems like a bit outlay, but if you keep the bike for any significant amount of time, it's worth every penny.
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