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Author Topic: Setting Sag....bike loaded or not?  (Read 170 times)
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« on: October 18, 2017, 04:04:44 PM »

I've tried to search for an answer, but it eludes me.  I know about setting the static sag, bike unloaded; setting race or riding sag, wearing all of your gear.  I have an '08 WR450F that I have plated and it is now my dual sport ride.  Should I set the new sag with the bike loaded with all of the gear I am taking on my multi-day ride?  Giant loop bags, tools, extra fuel, camping gear as well as my personal riding gear?
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 08:26:29 PM »

Thank you for joining RDS! That's a great question too!
I believe the correct thing to do is to set the static sag with all the gear and camping equipment mounted on the bike. I would also set the front forks a bit stiffer too, and do s test ride fully loaded to see how the bike feels.
Let us know how it goes!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 03:35:04 PM »

Set sag loaded. As the rear squats the steering angle changes and that is what you are really setting when adjusting sag.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 03:40:41 PM »

Thank you, both, for answering my question.  Now to onto setting the correct sag!
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