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    More plush

    i just bought an ironhorse yakuza kumicho and i was wondering, how can i adjust the fork and rear shock to make them more soft/plush. thanks

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    What fork and shock are we talking about?

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    Less preload and compression damping would help.

    The more info the better. What fork and shock are installed? what rear spring weight? what is your weight? is the sag set correctly?

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    also slower rebound helps too
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_Chris68
    Less preload and compression damping would help.

    The more info the better. What fork and shock are installed? what rear spring weight? what is your weight? is the sag set correctly?
    Less preload wont do anything, as it has nothing to do w/ the compression damper. Also, slowing down your rebound won't do anything unless it's way too fast making the ride feel harsh.
    Tune out some low speed compression, it will make the fork more complaint w/ small bump but it'll also dive and bob more, you can tune out the high speed as well, just watch out for bottoming out too much.

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    I have the same bike that I just bought a week ago.
    I have the Marzocchi Super T and the Manitou Swinger SVC.
    I like the rear shocks but i'm a little bit disapointed by the super T.
    I cannot really find the real correct adjustment

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    Also, slowing down your rebound won't do anything unless it's way too fast making the ride feel harsh.
    thats what i was implying
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    yeah i have the same bike too, try tweaking the low/high speed compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnaR9
    Less preload wont do anything, as it has nothing to do w/ the compression damper.
    Never said they had anything do with each other

    Too much coil/air preload will firm up one's suspension and make it less plush. Too much compression dampening, depending on the settings available, will firm up the beginning or end stroke making it less plush during small bumps and big hits.

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    the best adjustment I found for the rear is:
    minimum pre tension for the spring: 1mm
    150PSI and SVC witht the chamber as it maximum. which means fully unscrew.

    for the Super T I pretty much remove the air

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    I also just got a Kumicho a couple weeks ago and have been trying to get the suspension set up good. So far I have found settings similar to Rodolphe.

    For the rear Swinger 4-way I use very little spring preload (maybe 1/8" at the most), 50% of my body weight in the SPV chamber, the bottom out adjust turned in 1/2 turn, 1 click from minimum rebound. I think this might be too much air in the SPV chamber though, the bike pedals too well as in it barely bobs when I stand and pedal, so I may drop that some for a little better small bump compliance.

    For the front Super T, basically no air (one leg empty, other with about 5 psi), damping I am still tuning but not a lot of compression or rebound, it is hard to tell how much since the knobs have no detents.

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