just spring your stock shock for your weight. it will cost around $100 and be money well spent.
I was thinking about that, but I don't want to overspring the damper.ducvet said:just spring your stock shock for your weight. it will cost around $100 and be money well spent.
The damping will be closer than what you'd get from a shock designed for a bike without a linkage rocker, or with a different linkage ratio.Nottaracer said:I was thinking about that, but I don't want to overspring the damper.
Nail on the head! The craptastic Showa shock and my uh,hmmm weight don't seem to work too well together. It's not horrible, but it's not exactly confidence inspiring either. I'll continue to keep an eye out for the Whit Power shock/spring, but no luck so far. I may just end up going the same route as you, or I'll suck it up and spend the cash on a high dollar unit.mr. monduc said:I am about to complete my front fork conversion and replaced the rear spring with a Hyperpro progressive spring few weeks ago. I figure you have an unadjustable Sachs rear shock which is not worth (or even will not accept) a new valve. Your options are replacing the rear shock with an Ohlins/Penske (or a cheaper alternative is ***********. Search ebay. here's an older link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....00000921246&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT&rd=1 ), or using an aftermarket progressive rear spring which'll work fine with the existing Sachs valve. As far as I understand if you replace the spring with a linear rated one and keep the existing valve on, you'll make things worse since the stock valve will not be capable to dampen the stiffer spring accurately and cause a pogo effect. I have achieved a big improvement when I installed my Hyperpro progressive spring.