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post #1 of 3 Old 10-11-2010, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Moab and the Short rider adventures

Well I have had my Moab Adventure and matching fork springs for almost 2 months now...best money I ever spent. Honestly, I can't tell you how much the ride has improved. I do think I would do one thing differently though. I am 5'9" and have the corbin dual platform seat which was good enough with the stock shock. But with the Moab it raised me up just enough so that I am now on my on the tips of my toes. I thought I was pretty used to it but I came to a quick stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the road was banking to the right and when I stopped quick (damn deer) I leaned to the left and quickly realized that if I don't have time to read the road then I can drop it...so If I could do it all over again I would have had Rick at Cogent build me one that was 1inch shorter...but now I am just going to put on some 1in EM Lowering links. I think with the Moab I am going to be ok using this method to lower it. I will post an update once I get the links in and installed and let anyone know who is interested how it feels.
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-11-2010, 07:33 PM
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I think Rick can redo your shock and shorten it for you for about what it would cost for the lowering links. The thing with lowering links is they just make the suspension softer so it sags more thereby it's lower, not the way you want to lower it.
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Thanks Slo-Klr. I am not sure why I didn't think of that. So even just a 1in lowering link you think will soften up the Moab? I do like the way it feels so I don't want to do anything that would change it much.
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