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Might just be a case of a brain fart but I can't wrap my head around some of the measurements I took yesterday.

Ikon 7610 with standard spring on the rear of a 2011 Thruxton.

Preload @ 2 of 3
Damping @ 3 of 4

Static Sag is at an astounding 0mm.

Would explain why my a$$ gets launched off the bench every time I hit one of our world-renowned bumps in good ol' Montreal.

Can anyone make sense of this?
 

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If you ordered them for your weight and riding style, as the instructions in the box state, run no preload and damping on #2.

If you still have zero sag, measuring the eye-to-eye distance with the rear wheel in the air vs on the center stand, your springs are a bit much. :)
 

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That's what I figured.

However, on Pre1,Damp2, the ride is too soft and I'm fairly light: 170lbs.

Sent out some feelers with Ikon and have an appointment at the suspension specialist tonight to get to the bottom of this.

What I can't wrap my head around is that, even with a tougher spring, there should always be some static sag. At least that's what all the pros said about my forks setup (RaceTech, Traxxion, Ohlins). The only other theory would be that the rear is not static sag dependant and should only account for rider sag. Hmm....

Back into the abyss of suspension setup I go.

Updates soon...
 
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