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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Measuring rear shock on my SV

what's the easiest way to go about doing this? I believe it should be 13 7/8"? Thats from the center of each eye hole right?
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Nah I already have a penske double clicker thanks though. I just wanna make sure it's adjusted properly. I haven't even set the sag on my SV. I dunno if that's a good thing or not, I adjusted the front end just by feel at the track. Haven't touched the rear but the bike feels fine to me.
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Correct and Correct.

Ultimately you are looking for correct weight bias.

51% of the machines weight on the front tire 49% on the rear. 13 7/8 seams to be the sweet spot. You need 2 bathroom scales, the mechanical dial kind, not digital.

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