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Old 03-19-2012, 09:55 PM
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I recently purchased my bike from a lady that was about 5'7 and weighed 110lbs.
I do not know if she messed with the stock settings of the suspension, all I know is she had it lowered and did it by chaning the dogbone/wishbone. She did say that at the moment the suspension settings were set for 100-130lbs.

I am 5'10 and weigh 165.

I know that in the owners manual it states how to return the suspension settings to stock, but considering this bike has a different dogbone/wishbone I do not know what to do.

help please
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:03 PM
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The lowered ride height is gonna change the handling. Even setting the suspension to stock will not return the stock performance.

You're gonnaa have to play with things to find what feels right to you.
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:10 PM
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I am just worried that I weight too much for it now, is that a problem?

Also in the near future, how hard is it to change a dogbone, what type of stands will I need?
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:22 PM
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The dogbone on my bike now might have two settings, -3 and -1. Not sure but a lowered bike usually has less handling ability right? Any downsides or upsides to having a lowered bike?
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by romanboy View Post
I am just worried that I weight too much for it now, is that a problem?

Also in the near future, how hard is it to change a dogbone, what type of stands will I need?
Can't use stands when changing the dogbone. Can't have load on the swingarm.
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:25 PM
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Ive read in other threads that they place some of the weight on the exhaust through a jack, any other methods?
 
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