DRZ400 front suspension

Discussion in 'Suzuki' started by leadsled, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. leadsled

    leadsled C level Member
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    Air space ?

    What weight fork oil are you running and what air space ? or oil height? I want it setup for rock runs primarily......102mm is stock I think.....I had more before it got sprung.... :p
     
  2. Dave.Smtih

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    Check out thumpertalk, there are lots of DRZ suspension articles.
     
  3. DR.billZ

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    Stock oil height(DRZ and DRZ-E) is 122, I think. I have mine at 95.

    Love these forks!! Best off-road forks, PERIOD !
     
  4. leadsled

    leadsled C level Member
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    Dr Bill, the 95 must make the front end harsher , right ? How much do tou weigh and what type of riding do you do and is your bike sprung for your weight ?

    Lead Sled
     
  5. DR.billZ

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    That is the great thing about this fork.... you can make it "stiff" and it doesn't get harsh like an inverted fork will.
    It does make it more firm, but retains it's plushness. Fork seals have lasted , well, forever. I have the stock seals in it :)

    That nasty clank from bottoming goes away with the extra oil. I have never heard the noise since I added the oil. Heard it all the time before.

    I weigh 215 and ride at a B-Class Harescramble pace. I ride mainly Eastern woods. If I lived out West I might like inverted forks ;) . I do not miss changing for seals every 3 months!
     
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    I think you should try different fork oil weights and oil level until you get what 'you' are comfortable with. Other peoples settings may be way off for you. Play around with it, you may learn something. One skill that could make you faster than a guy with more talent is knowing how to set you own bike up.
     
  7. DR.billZ

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    that is excellent advice.
     

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