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View Poll Results: What kind of suspension setup are you using?
Stock front+rear 314 80.72%
Stock front+rear, spacers on front 10 2.57%
Aftermarket front, stock rear 18 4.63%
Aftermarket rear, stock front 13 3.34%
Franken-bike 34 8.74%
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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 11:02 AM
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Re: Suspension Setup

At 6'2" and 285 with gear... I'm helping my poor little bike all I can. Stiff 1.0's up front and a 550 rear!

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post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 1-16-2009, 4:46 PM
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Re: Suspension Setup

stock

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post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 9-23-2009, 8:37 PM
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Re: Suspension Setup

Im going to change to a penske rear and cut front springs when i get home not to mention fog bones woot

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post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 2-14-2011, 3:49 PM
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Re: Suspension Setup

Changed front springs for Hagon progressive and upped the oil to 7.5 weight changed both oil seals and dust seals. I am weighting for the delivery of my Hagon rear shock.
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post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 8-31-2011, 10:28 PM
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Re: Suspension Setup

any sugestions for suspesion?
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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 4-10-2012, 7:34 PM
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I have progressive springs in the front, and stock in the rear. This will change when the bike is reassembled and road ready. Not sure what to put on the rear!
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 4-11-2012, 9:28 PM
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Re: Suspension Setup

stock setup 6'0 175lbs. sometimes i wish it was "stiffer" but not often....stock is fine, unless you ride hard alot/track
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 7-14-2012, 4:52 PM
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Stock. The only bikes I have ever modified the suspension on have been dirt bikes and dual sport bikes.

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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 7-14-2012, 7:26 PM
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Re: Suspension Setup

Progressive springs up front, stock on the rear. I have considered putting something better on the rear end but I'm too cheap to get it over with.


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