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  1. Bikesofbrads

    Bikesofbrads Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know what body weight Polaris called average for setting up their factory suspension on an 15 xct? My OCD / ADD’s not letting me just choose a different weight / level fork oil without knowing their ideal persons weight spec. Thanks guys, go ride
     
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    I think they went by Harleys avg for their riders....5’6” and 225lbs. Hahahaha! I kid, I kid!
     
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    Work backward from GVWR in the manual.
    You may be a little low on the H-D weight. (Snark).
     
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    Just set it to what feels good for you. Who cares what they they set it for as if much thought went into it anyway. Suspension is where most manufacturers cut corners for cost savings.
     
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    The plan is to set up best for myself and the more ya know the better you can adapt, besides I’m stuck at work babysitting grown up’s so I gotta lil time to wonder about those things hahaha.
     
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    How many miles do you have on the air in your tires? Could be time to change it and the air in your shock!
     
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    I just replaced the winter air with newly filtered summer air, changed my blinker fluid & recalibrated the flux capacitor for the humidity.
     
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    Like to buy a can of tail wind?
     
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    Check your front piston return spring, lube the muffler bearings and you may be good for the season. From everything I’ve read, the rear piston return spring is heavier duty and ‘lubricated for life’.
     
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    I’ve seen cans of tail wind going for crazy money on BringaTrailer.com. Don’t sell it too low in today’s market. BaT seems to get the heavy hitters as far as prices paid are concerned. All the best to you with the sale.
     
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    Very true! .... but with the price of gas nowadays its not hard to recoup the cost of even a coupla cans of tail wind (Strong variety is better) over a months riding, specially in hilly country!
     
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    Seams everyone had a good weekend and nothing to do on this Monday morning...

    You have to make a change to feel a difference Brad. Just be sure to document your change. Run it for a bit, then try something else, see what feels better...

    I'd like to slow compression without slowing rebound. Real hard to do when one avoids working on one's machines like the plucking Plague.
     
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    There were a few posts by KevinX regarding fork oil weight and level. From memory, I think he liked to use 10W oil at a 10mm higher level. This was to get to a bit firmer ride.

    I can’t recall ever seeing what Polaris may have used for the an ‘average’ rider. Since the only correct way to adjust CCT forks is with them fully disassembled, getting the base line is indeed important.

    Though I’d suggest using yourself as the baseline and change oil weight and/or level according to your preferences. Without rebound and compression adjustments, the only option short of internal mechanical parts is fork oil weight and volume anyway.
     
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    Answer :

    Option 1 - Smaller air gap as Mark mentioned above
    Option 2 - Stiffer springs in the top of the cartridge
    Option 3 - Fully Adjustable forks

    The problem with changing fork oil, is you should start with a baseline with NEW fork oil, in the brand/viscosity you want first, with all the original oil height/air gap, then adjust from there.
     
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    I’m gonna make a graph / chart measuring my current fork dive using the old zip tie method @ different speeds, note feel on certain bumpy curvy roads so I will hopefully remember how the change compares. Is a lot of variables for sure, esp since do lots of 2 up loaded riding ( either clothes n travel $hiit or groceries ) so can get tricky finding a happy medium. Thus far it’s always been about how it feels when packed full & that’s night & day away from solo commuting to work. It’ll be a fun lifelong experiment, as different tires will change things too
     
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