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Feb 09

Posts: 4608

philehidiot says:

Light rider

I'm a scrawny runt.

I've always found shoving extra weight round the rear of the bike aids the stability of the bike given I've struggled with the rear skipping along dodgy roads. This now doesn't work as the load limit on the rack on my new bike is 3Kg.... AKA a large dump.

I know nothing about suspension.

Is there anything I should consider changing to help stop the kangaroo wannabe on my newish DR-Z400SM? It's nowhere near as bad as my previous bike but shoving a chain over the rear wheel isn't an option any more and I do rather like to have my set up feeling planted and ready for winter.

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Mar 09

Posts: 8590

jaffa90 says:


I dont know your bike,i suggest you try and get somebody to give you a soft set up,also find the correct tyre pressures and do not over inflate.:biggrin:

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Aug 09

Posts: 67

gsxr884 says:

Soften off both the

compression and rebound damping.

You will probably need to wind a bit of spring off to if you are the skinny runt you claim to be.

Whatever you do you will need to make changes to the front to to keep the suspension balanced front and rear

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Feb 09

Posts: 4608

philehidiot says:


Not sure the rear shock is adjustable to that degree, but will find out.

Thanks for the advice.

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