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    How much pressure in fork and rear shock for 2009 Dawg Deluxe?

    Dear Everyone,

    I weigh 175 lbs. without gear and probably closer to 190 lbs with gear. What would you recommend using for pressure in the back and rear shocks? I ran 160 psi in back and 95 psi upfront on my first ride today, but I think I need more.

    Cheers,

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1970
    Dear Everyone,

    I weigh 175 lbs. without gear and probably closer to 190 lbs with gear. What would you recommend using for pressure in the back and rear shocks? I ran 160 psi in back and 95 psi upfront on my first ride today, but I think I need more.

    Cheers,

    John
    what kind of fork and shock do you have?

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    I go with the recommended sag...then adjust to your riding conditions. Important not to suck all the suspension travel out of the fork/shock with too much air pressure.

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    Using Fox RP2 and Fox 140 RL QR15

    Quote Originally Posted by FLMike
    what kind of fork and shock do you have?
    I am using the standard shocks that are on the bike:
    1) Fork: Fox RL with 140 mm travel
    2) Rear shock: Fox RP2

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1970
    I am using the standard shocks that are on the bike:
    1) Fork: Fox RL with 140 mm travel
    2) Rear shock: Fox RP2
    http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec...009_OM_eng.htm

    That is the user manuals for all 2009 fox shock and fork products..

    the sag for the RP2 is dependent on the model have, but generally, about 25% is right.. there is no one correct pressure.. as its rider weight dependent..

    for your "RL" fork.... it also depends on if which RL you have.. Float RL, F-series RL, Vanilla RL, Talas RL....

    but that manual will guide you in the right direction

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    A good rule of thumb that has worked well for me is -

    90% of riders weight for rear shock.

    50% of riders weight for fork.

    Of course this is not set in stone. Shock pressures are fun to play with and find what works well for you. For me, I prefer my rear shock REALLY high and PP turned on, so I can mash with efficiency. But there are a couple of trails where I like it soft, with PP turned off, for some really rocky techy climbs. You can also affect how the suspension works with different shock oil weights. Lighter or heavier oils will change how things work at different pressures.
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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