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Setting rear sag for the first time after my Ohlins installation and I think I missed something.

I measured the suspension extension with the rear wheel off the ground.

I had the dynamic sag measured (me on the bike feet on the pegs).

I found the difference to be too great (insufficient preload).

After that, I just kept cranking the preload up and checking the dynamic sag again. I never checked the extended dimension again. Should I expect the unloaded extension to increase with preload? If so, I probably dialed in too much because I was assuming the unloaded extension would not change.

I would just go out and check for myself, but of course I have to recruit a beefy assistant or two to do this. So it's easier to ask.

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You assumed correctly - when the wheel is off the ground the suspension is at full extension and preload has no effect.

So dialing up preload will not change that measurement, only the sag will change.
 
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