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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my Girlffriend into riding pilllion, bike setup?

any recommmennded adjustmment to the bike for carrying a pillion? shes not heavy but i assume i should still slacken the chain and maybe adjust the suspennsion? never touched susppension before so detaiiled advice on that if you can, and just get us on it and check the chain to the usual 1 inch slack??
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You have to stiffen the rear suspension for the extra weight of a rider. You could measure the bike with you on it and then measure it with both of you on it. Gives you an idea of rear sag. You could then play around with the settings. Adjusting the collar on the rear shock.
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