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Old 09-10-2006, 09:32 AM
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anybody have some sugestions on clickers settings front and rear?

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Old 09-10-2006, 12:10 PM
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Default Re: 03 kx 250 settings

Yeah, tighten them completely until they seat (gently) and then back them out and count the clicks available. Then repeat the exercise and set them half way out. Now ride it and see how it feels to you. If you like it, leave it. If not, adjust what you don't like, preferably one clicker at a time, and then see how it changed and if you like it better. Repeat until you get it where you like it. If that isn't possible, then its time to get it revalved to your liking.

Suspension settings are like a suit; they're custom-tailored to fit one individual and only that individual. You wouldn't ask a tailor what measurements he used to make that other guy's pants fit so well because those drawers won't fit you that way. Differences in your weight, riding style, planned usage, not to mention slight production tolerances in the suspension parts themselves, mean that these are something you need to find for yourself.

Check out the recent Dirt Rider article where they rode a half-dozen different bikes of current AMA pros. Some were board stiff and others were downright soft and they were all being raced on the same track.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:24 PM
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Rarely can anyone feel a one click change. Two is a mimimum, especially on compression. Rebound, however, is a bit different. The tighter it gets the bigger the change in the effect of one click.

MTK is right, though. What works for some will be hated by others. Just remember, turn clickers all the way in (don't over turn, just till you feel it seat), then back out to the desired turns. You should know how many turns out each componant will go, as MTK suggests.

Here is my suggested starting point:

Forks:
Comp = 11 out
Rebound = 9 out

Shock:
Comp Low: 12 out
Comp High: 2 full turns
Rebound = 8 out

You can also put a zip ty on the right fork tube to tell you how much travel you are using. It will help you decide if you need more or less compression. If you are landing off of jumps and getting a little hop it may be that your rebound is too loose. Turn it in a click or two.
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Thank you all who repyed. I do understand how clicker settings can be. Kind of a salt to taste thing. I will try all the sugestions.
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Bob
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Default Re: 03 kx 250 settings

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Forks:
Comp = 11 out
Rebound = 9 out

Shock:
Comp Low: 12 out
Comp High: 2 full turns
Rebound = 8 out

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I wasn't aware that 03 Kx's had high speed compression adjustment.
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