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Author:  kevmean [ Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 pm ]
Post subject:  AST springs

Ok folks what weight springs are you all using on your tuber rear shocks? my S1 suspension is way too hard and as well as the damping being too much as pointed out by Pash I feel the rear spring is way too heavy as well. Mine is an 80kg which i'm sure is probably heavier than the one on muffin which i ride two up nearly all the time. Last time i got weighed at work i was about 88kg in my work gear so anybody about that weight who thinks their suspension is good have a gander at the spring for me ;)

Author:  pash [ Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AST springs

Have you looked at Muffin's spring yet?

Author:  Maz [ Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:14 pm ]
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Dont forget that swingarm ratio is circa 2:1 :)

Author:  DaveH [ Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:12 pm ]
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88 kg and and it's still to hard. Call et Gregg's and McDonald's for the next six months and tell me how it feels then :yup:

Author:  stevenorton [ Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AST springs

the spring doesn't control how hard the shock is, just the ride hight. The damping controls how hard it is .The latest damping /valving is much better.

Author:  pash [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:34 am ]
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stevenorton wrote:
the spring doesn't control how hard the shock is, just the ride hight. The damping controls how hard it is .The latest damping /valving is much better.

High speed damping is still far too harsh for me. The Showa is plusher.

Author:  brother in buells [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:17 am ]
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180-80 on the spring i have

It could be that there is only one spring weight available from ast.

Author:  pash [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:12 pm ]
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Mine is 180 70 61

Author:  stevenorton [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:32 pm ]
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pash wrote:
stevenorton wrote:
the spring doesn't control how hard the shock is, just the ride hight. The damping controls how hard it is .The latest damping /valving is much better.

High speed damping is still far too harsh for me. The Showa is plusher.


Yes I will agree with that. It was a bad day when the showa shock failed on mine.Mind you changing the oil and settings on the front fork has made a big difference to the ride . I think the forks were too harsh and were making the rear feel bad!!!!

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:10 pm ]
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The Showa was always under sprung for me, the M2 never coped 2 up - suspicion bottoming out.

Author:  Beef [ Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:10 am ]
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I have a 90 spring, not been happy with the AST since I've had it.
Recent re-shim has made a massive difference but it's still not right. Seriously thinking about going back to standard. Biggest waste of money I've been advised spend!

Author:  t965m [ Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:26 am ]
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Penske(?) on Magz' X1, it feel great :yup:

Author:  gusm2 [ Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:40 am ]
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t965m wrote:
Penske(?) on Magz' X1, it feel great :yup:


Lost count of the rebuilds mine has had, it's in bits in a bag on the garage shelf now :sad1:

Author:  pash [ Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: AST springs

Beef wrote:
I have a 90 spring, not been happy with the AST since I've had it.
Recent re-shim has made a massive difference but it's still not right. Seriously thinking about going back to standard. Biggest waste of money I've been advised spend!

Looks like wheel bee going to Cheltenham again...

Author:  rik [ Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: AST springs

gusm2 wrote:
t965m wrote:
Penske(?) on Magz' X1, it feel great :yup:


Lost count of the rebuilds mine has had, it's in bits in a bag on the garage shelf now :sad1:

Not that you need one, eh Gus!

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