One of the most critical things to proper suspension setup is making sure the sag is set correctly. This includes both the rider sag, and free sag. Below is a breakdows of measurements to ensure your setup is suited for you. We have also included a rough general chart for what your sag should be, but this again depends on you the rider and your situation.
Place the bike on a stand, wheels un-weighted; measure from the left inside fender bolt to a point on the rear axle.
With the bike off the stand, have the rider stand on the footpegs in a nuetral position directly over the pegs. Have the rider use a wall or some structure to balance themselves by. Have someone measure the same two points as before.
Measurement A minus Measurement B
Too much rider sag indicates you must increase pre-load to the spring by turning the Spring / Pre-load Adjuster clockwise. (decreases rider sag measurement).
Too little rider sag indicates you must decrease pre-load to the spring by turning the Spring / Pre-load Adjuster counter clockwise. (increases rider sag measurement).
Rider Sag is a key factor in a proper suspension set-up. We recommend the measurements below. Remember these are only "General" recommendations. Different riding styles, tracks and manufacturer brands may vary these set-ups.
85-150cc Mini's 90-105mm
125 thru 650cc 100-110mm
With the bike off the stand and the rider off the bike; push down on the back end and let the bike come up by itself. Measure between the same two points as before.
Measurement A minus Measurement C (Generally 20 - 35mm)
If you set your rider sag and your free sag does not fall within the recommended range; a spring change may be needed.
HINT: Less than 20mm generally indicates a stiffer spring is needed and more than 35mm indicates a softer spring is needed.
NOTE: 1" = 25.4mm
Rider Information Form
If you are looking for Pro Motion Suspension to perform a service for you, we suggest filling out this rider information form to accompnay your suspension.
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Vancouver, WA 98682
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