How do you adjust the front suspension on a dirt bike?

How do you adjust the front forks on a motorcycle?

Set sag on front forks

Use a cable-tie, compress the forks, let them settle and push the cable tie up to the outer dust seal. Get off, and take the weight off the front so the forks are fully extended. The sag is the distance it’s travelled.

What does preload mean on suspension forks?

Preload pre-compresses your spring so that it takes more/less force to begin compressing the fork. Increasing the preload will increase the stiffness of the fork (like increasing air pressure in an air fork). Decreasing preload will decrease the stiffness of the fork, similar to decreasing air pressure in an air fork.

How do I adjust my shocks?

7 Steps To Finding Your Perfect Shock Setting

  1. Set bump and rebound full soft.
  2. Do an out and in lap.
  3. Add bump in two click increments until the “feel” of steering improves, doing an out and in lap with each adjustment.
  4. Now add rebound in two sweep (or click) increments until car “feel” (driver confidence) improves.

How do you adjust the weight on a dirt bike suspension?

To adjust your sag, you will need a hammer and punch, or a specialty tool offered by the manufacturer. After you loosen the shock spring lockring, turn the spring preload ring to increase or decrease sag. A general rule of thumb is that one complete turn changes the sag by about 3mm.

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How do you set rebound and compression?

Stand next to your bike and compress the fork with your body weight. Quickly release the fork and let it bounce back. Adjust the rebound until the fork rebounds as fast as possible without causing the front wheel to ‘jump’ off the ground.

How do you lower the front suspension on a motorcycle?

The only real way to do this is to raise the bike’s front end off the ground with a proper stand (one that raises the bike from the lower triple clamp, NOT the race stands that prop up under the bottom of the fork tubes), remove the fork springs and slowly raise the fork until it bottoms out.

How do I lower my dirt bike for a short rider?

Here are 6 ways how to lower a dirt bike seat height:

  1. Shave seat foam.
  2. Lower subframe.
  3. Smaller tire.
  4. Adjust rear shock.
  5. Lower front forks.
  6. Lowering link.