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post #1 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension settings

What's the best rear suspension settings for riding 2 up on an 09 KLR?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 07:23 PM
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This is going to sound like a smartass answer. Not meant to be. The answer is whatever setting feels best. It is easy to change the rear suspension, so load it up, try it out, decide what you like.

Or tell us the weight of the riders, anticipated weight of load, style of riding, local terrain, etc. But I would check all the settings because it's partly preference.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 09:50 PM
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For two up most likely 5 on the spring preload and what you feel is comfortable for the dampening.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback. My wife and I are 300-310 lbs combined I suspect, I just don't know much about preload settings and damping. We'll be taking a trip down to the tri-cities area (WA St), about 225 mi each way, and some of it will be HWY, but about 2/3rds or so will be cutting through (and over) several passes in Rainier Ntl Park (tight/twisty/bumpy).
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-16-2009, 12:01 AM
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Take along the wrench needed to change your preload.. If you find yourself bottoming out, or too harsh, stop and adjust.. On the older models it took a 12mm (I think) wrench.. Not sure what the newwer bikes require, as I'm running a MOAB rear shock.. If I remember correctly, my rear shock is riding around in the U.K. after I sold it on eBay..
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