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FAULT FINDER  here’s our handy fault finder. Work out where your bike is not performing well and the chart will tell you how to solve it. GENERAL HANDLING...

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[font=Teko, sans-serif]FAULT FINDER[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif][font=Abel, sans-serif] here’s our handy fault finder. Work out where your bike is not performing well and the chart will tell you how to solve it.[/font][/font]
GENERAL HANDLING
[font=Abel, sans-serif][font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM
[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Suspension feels too hard, ride is harsh and travel not being used[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – reduce compression damping, reduce spring preload or change spring /spring rate.[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – reduce compression damping and change springs / spring rate.[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Suspension feels too soft, bike is unstable and bike bottoms out[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – increase the compression damping, increase spring preload or change spring / spring rate[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – Increase compression damping or change springs /spring rate[/font]
CORNERING
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Bike loses traction and breaks away[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION  [/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – back off the rebound, reduce spring rate[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – back off rebound, raise forks through the clamps to reduce steering angle[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear of bike squats under acceleration[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION  [/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Increase rear compression damping. Increase spring pre-load or spring rate[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Bike dives in corners[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION  [/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Increase fork rebound, fork oil level or compression damping[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Bike turns too swiftly[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION [/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Increase both rebound or compression, drop forks through clamps to increase steering angle[/font]
[img=1024x0]https://rideexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Sus-10-1024x682.jpg[/img]WITH THE SUSPENSION DIALLED, YOU CAN USE THE BIKE'S POWER
STRAIGHTS
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Bike bottoms out on larger bumps[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – Increase compression, increase preload or spring rate[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – Increase compression, increase spring rate or oil level[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear of bike kicks around and refuses to stay in line[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Reduce rear spring rate / change spring, increase rebound damping[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Handlebar / head shake[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif] Increase fork compression damping,  change springs / lower spring rate.[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Bike sits low in suspension travel[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – Increase spring rate, reduce rebound compression[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – Increase spring rate, reduce rebound compression[/font]
DROP -OFFS & JUMPS
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Bike bottoms out on landing[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – increase compression damping, increase spring rate[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – Increase compression damping or oil level[/font]
[font=Poppins, sans-serif]–[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]PROBLEM[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Suspension rebounds too quickly, bouncing the bike back up[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]SOLUTION[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Rear – Increase rebound damping[/font]
[font=Abel, sans-serif]Front – Increase rebound damping, reduce compression damping, reduce spring rate.[/font][/font]
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