3 comments for “Suspension Setting Changes After 7.500 Miles

  1. June 9, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Very good information many riders forget or neglect.. Thanks for the reminder! My forks were serviced last at your Tustin facility around 3-4k miles ago. The problem now is my rear shock which is stock..haha. I have a 03 Kawi 636.. So to clarify, should I click rebound and compression to the right to account for the degradation of fork oil and anti-pogo effect? My riding ability was definitely enhanced with the initial service!

    • Dave Moss
      July 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      yes that is correct Dan, changes must be made in small increments! Fork oil degrades faster than shock oil.

  2. Dave Moss
    June 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm


    You would normally add rebound to stop the pogo effect in small amounts, ie: 1 click at a time periodically. The longer you ride and the hotter the oil gets, the worse the manifestation of the pogo. I would be more concerned with rebound and chassis balance that I would on compression!

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