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Suspension for Mortals

Finished watching the video by Max McAllister called "Suspension for Mortals."

It has some good information in it that all track people should watch and prehaps learn something. I thought I knew the better then average basics and this goes more in the details.
Highly recommed the video.

Plus it has Mark Young on the cover.

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But could you do it in one sitting?

Man that is hard to watch. I am half way through... great stuff though!

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But could you do it in one sitting?

Man that is hard to watch. I am half way through... great stuff though!
No I couldn't, I fell asleep a few times. The second video is the one thats worth watching. The first one explains the internals of the shocks and front, which was a waste.

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I fell asleep in the first one...

Will get to the second one next week, big weekend... glad to hear it won't be so bad.

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No I couldn't, I fell asleep a few times. The second video is the one thats worth watching. The first one explains the internals of the shocks and front, which was a waste.
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Still haven't made it throught the first one, tried many times but the sandman keeps mugging me...but man am I rested after watching it. Highly recommend the first CD for insomniacs.

Can't wait till I get to the second CD!

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Hey Ron... bring the faster DVD to the party tomorrow or on Sunday will ya? Dave keeps asking for it.... LOL

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The second disc is not that bad for sleeping. The second disc is now on what effects the machine and very well explained.

If it wasn't my dvd, I'd throw any the first disc.

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Hmmmm and where did you get these discs? Could I borrow them?

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Rick,

I live closest to you. I am at 59 & 90, no mans land... You are welcome to borrow them from me.

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I'll bring the DVD to the show...thanks for the reminder, I need to bump that thread!...

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Rick,

I live closest to you. I am at 59 & 90, no mans land... You are welcome to borrow them from me.

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Thx Brian, I'll PM you when, I'm ready to fool with the suspension on the duc

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You got it Rick. My wife works in the center of Barrington and can take them to work as well if that is easier for you.

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I thought that it was a two disc set. Am I wrong, do you have to buy them separately?
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took me about 3 monthes over winter to finally get though both discs.

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I made it through in about 4 sittings. Then went back and rewatched it taking notes on some key things. I sort of liked the info on the fork and shock guts. Come on guys, fluid dynamics is cool stuff.

Check out traxxions bbs and you can learn all about shim stacks and how to order/ choose shim combinations..


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5AXIS borrowed my set, which I've watched about 6 times...both discs. I must be pretty thick. But every time through, I learn something more. There's also some good info at the Ohlins site...some basic generic info. Also the RaceTech site.
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