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Bottoming out rear shock & Tractive Suspension manual in PDF?
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:29:29 AM »
Hello,

I'd like to ask for help & suggestions with the Rally Raid 3 suspension settings. I have the 1st generation of the kit.

I have fully loaded bike with soft saddle bag, duffel bag, some spares and tools & tank bag + me. I'd say it's about 35kg - 40kg + 73kg for myself.

Before the trip I've removed 2 whole turns (turned counter clock wise) on the preload (less preload) from the rear shock and I have not changed damping or compression settings.

I can bottom out suspension very easily off road and as a whole the front & rear of the bike does feel a bit soft.

I remember that there was a thread with explanation about suspension settings from Jenny somewhere but Google seems not to cooperate today. :(

Should I change the preload more and as well change the compression/damping?

Also I have left the TractiveSuspension manual at home any chance for PDF version?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 09:42:19 AM by tasso »

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Re: Bottoming out rear shock & Tractive Suspension manual in PDF?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:40:49 AM »
Less preload on your rear shock is not what you want.  Set your rear shock back to what it was (2 turns) and then add another 2 turns to compensate for your luggage.  That done, your rear shock should be fine and not bottom out.  For the front, if you have preload adjusters, add 1 turn and that should balance out your front suspension with the rear shock.

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Re: Bottoming out rear shock & Tractive Suspension manual in PDF?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 01:48:27 PM »
An increase in weight is compensated by an increase in preload, not a decrease.  Do as Manray said and it should take care of the problem.
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Re: Bottoming out rear shock & Tractive Suspension manual in PDF?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 12:43:21 PM »
I've added preload and I think I'm back in game. My flawed logic of more weight == less sag so less preload to add sag... didn't do much good :)

I've also found https://adventure-motorcycling.com/honda-cb500x-rally-raid-5000-mile-review/ which has very useful info & links both Jenny's explanation as well as blancolirio's youtube video about RR suspension.

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