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Old 08-09-2018
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Agreed....I reckon most riders do better having suspension that is too soft, and gradually making it stiffer rather than starting out with expert suspension which is overwhelming.

On the other hand, I have been caught out thinking something is too stiff, going softer and seeing the downside of that, and coming back to a stiffer setting. Sometimes you have to make compromises.
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Agreed....I reckon most riders do better having suspension that is too soft, and gradually making it stiffer rather than starting out with expert suspension which is overwhelming.

On the other hand, I have been caught out thinking so
mething is too stiff, going softer and seeing the downside of that, and coming back to a stiffer setting. Sometimes you have to make compromises.
Nah, not at the highest level of suspension.

I was lucky enough to have the use of a JGR factory Yamaha 450 back in the James Stewart custom bodywork days. It had Joshs' factory ENZO outdoor suspension fitted, 50mm KYBs etc. It rode as smooth as a Commodore yet was not able to be bottomed. 4x 30 minute motos without even getting tired.

Pissed me off for life though, nothing has ever come close to that bike.

The other danger with a soft set-up is that indeed, you will up your pace...and then hit some square-edged obstacle at high speed and smash yourself to pieces. I've seen that happen way too often, at Enduro, SX and FMX specifically.

You'd be surprised by Maddos suspension in his Terry Hay built Showa 500AF Jeff, that bike can safely land from 350-400' and still pick up small bumps and hook up in bumpy terrain.
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I should have my WP CC kashima fork back in a week or two. very interested to see how it compares vs my old kashima coated xplor set up.
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